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Coffee for June 2018

June 11, 2018 - Colombia "Los Cauchos"

Region: Colombia - Inza - Cauca
Roast Date: June 10, 2018
Tasting notes: Green apple, apricot, sunshine
Altitude: 1800-1950 masl
Processing method: Washed
Importer: Red Fox
Recommended Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

We tried something a little different here. For the first time, we hosted a free "public cupping" at Rapha in Santa Monica. Those who showed up (pictured below) helped us sift through 5x "test batches" of Colombian coffees from various regions. What we ultimately decided on was "mystery test batch 4" - aka, this delightfully bright batch from producer Giovanny Liscano at his "Los Cauchos" farm.

May 29, 2018 - Ethiopia Kochere Debo

Region: Ethiopia - Kochere - Debo
Roast Date: May 27, 2018
Tasting notes: Milk Chocolate, Berries, Jasmine
Altitude: 1850-2200 masl
Processing method: Washed
Importer: Bodhi Leaf Coffee
Recommended Brewing Ratio: 16:1

The Story:

Every year around this time (as May morphs into June), things just get busy. Weddings and travel and work and things. It's a lot! We hope you're able to slow down for a few minutes each morning with this new batch from producer Mergia Assefa - in the southern Ehtiopia growing region of Kochere. We dig the mellow acidity and chocolate-coated berry vibe. Enjoy folks!

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