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Northwest Thursday Night Throwdown 1st Place

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Our own Sam Schroeder has won first place at the Northwest Thursday Night Throwdown for the month of June. Latte Art skills!

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Farami - Costa Rica

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  I could write about what makes our Costa Rica Farami micro lot coffee so good from the perspective of a coffee buyer and roaster, but I want to take a moment to write as a coffee lover. For me Farami is all that... What I mean to say is that I love this coffee. I love coffees that have endless drinkability. Some coffees (usually more exotic varietals like Geisha or Pacamara, etc.) are nonstop show stoppers; every sip is a mind-blowingly awesome experience. Farami is not a show stopper in the way that a Kenya Top Auction Lot pushes...

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Wholesale with Heart

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  This week I’m on tour of sorts. Not my usual endeavor of sourcing our green coffee in coffee producing countries. No, this week I’m on the East Coast of the United States. I’m supporting our wholesale customers. I’m leading espresso trainings, holding cuppings, tweeking brewers, consulting on menu pricing, branding development, and conducting forums to discuss how we source our coffee and answering questions about our roasting process and our company. We believe in a much more hands on process to working with our wholesale partners. Each of our wholesale customers has a different set of needs, we strive...

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From The Source Video Documentary

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We would like to share our new video with you: From The Source. I've been friends with Charley Voorhis for many years now. He used to own a cafe in Leavenworth, Washington. At the time, I was a barista trainer who worked with Charley and his crew in every detail of coffee education. Over the years, we kept in touch and visited each other even after he left his coffee career. I'm very glad he did leave coffee, because his skills as a photographer and filmmaker are too great not to be utilized.  Not many people get a chance to...

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El Salvador With The Rodriguez Family

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   Starting a new relationship is always nerve racking. It's the same with new relationships with coffee producers. This year we began the process with working with a new partner in El Salvador, the Rodriguez family. Luis Rodriguez and his mother Gloria hosted me like a family member welcoming me into home and lives in Apaneca llamatepec area of El Salvador. The family operates the farms El Porvernir, Nejapa, La Lagunita and La Gloria. Gloria and Luis, give me hope for a strong trade partner in El Salvador. This trip was more of an exploratory trip. We know and love...

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