Indo-Pacific

When you think of endangered species, I’ll bet you don’t think about Matschie’s Tree Kangaroos. Tree kangaroos and coffee also make an unlikely pairing. But I’m here to tell you […]

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Review: Coffees from India

by on November 16, 2011

A review of three Indian coffees that are outside the usual experience: a species rarely offered (liberica), a species usually avoided (robusta), and an arabica with unconventional processing (monsooned).

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Revised on February 8, 2013

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #46. I’ve written about Doi Chaang Coffee, a unique Thai/Canadian partnership, before.  This is certified organic, certified Fair Trade […]

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Doi Chaang Wild Civet coffee is produced from the scat of strictly wild civets eating only high quality, organic arabica beans in Thailand. For those who feel compelled or interested in having an animal processed coffee and are willing to pay for the rarity and novelty, this is it.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

The Doi Chaang project represents part of an effort towards sustainable agriculture and development in northern Thailand to provide economic stability for the hill tribes.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Recently, I posted a backgrounder on Papua New Guinea coffee. One of my favorite coffees is Allegro Coffee Roaster’s PNG Sigri Estate, which is not reviewed here because the crop ran out and it was unavailable at my local Whole…

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Revised on September 25, 2013

Kopi luwak

by on September 18, 2006

This coffee, obtained from the poop of an Asian mammal, was nearly undrinkable. On a postive note, you won’t find another fecal product as attractively gift-boxed as kopi luwak from Animal Coffee.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Short reviews of several Timor coffees. These are all Fair Trade, organic, and grown in shade.

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Revised on August 15, 2012

Starbucks’ newest Black Apron offering: Sulawesi Kopi Kampung.

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Revised on March 23, 2014