Latin America

In 2003, Allegro chose Santa Adelaida as one of their High 5 recipients.

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Revised on August 3, 2011

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #22. Coffee Labs Roasters Doghouse Blend, Peru and El Salvador. Coffee Labs Roasters is a cafe/roaster located in Tarrytown, NY (northwest of White Plains). Owners Mike Love and Alicia…

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Revised on November 30, 2012

Please see the update of the review of the Cerulean Warbler coffee in the original post. Rather than post a second review, I wanted to make sure anybody reading the first one with all the background information sees the updated…

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #21. Counter Culture Mesa de los Santos, Colombia. This coffee is certified by both Rainforest Alliance and Smithsonian — rest assured your purchase supports biodiversity if it complies with…

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Revised on June 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Cerulean Warbler Coffee is being marketed as part of the Save the Cerulean Warbler campaign.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #19. Finca El Jaguar is a family-run farm in Nicaragua’s Jinotega province, 188 km north of the capital Managua. The farm is also a registered private reserve under the…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Coffee from Ecuador is something you don’t see every day. Here is a Caribou offering.

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Revised on June 8, 2011

Whole Foods features coffees roasted by Allegro Coffee Company in Colorado. This review takes a look at a special reserve selection from Honduras.

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Revised on February 8, 2013

Caffe Pronto Guatemalan Maya Ixil. I received this coffee from Caffe Pronto just before the holidays, so I did not have a chance to let the panel taste it, so I can’t provide the usual review. But this coffee’s sustainability…

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Revised on February 8, 2013

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #10 Counter Culture Honduras El Puente – Marysabel Caballero. Counter Culture’s Peter Giuliano calls this coffee the Purple Princess “because its perfume and silkiness seem feminine and regal, and…

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Revised on January 23, 2013

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #8. I have been interested in trying coffees from Finca Hartmann since I traveled to Panama a couple of years ago. Finca Hartmann is in the Chiriqui highlands in…

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Revised on August 14, 2011

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #7. Paradise Roasters Calama Marka Bolivia Cup of Excellence. I had not actually intended on reviewing this coffee, but once a couple of us tasted it, we were so…

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Revised on January 23, 2013

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #6. Counter Culture’s Sanctuary Shade Grown Coffees.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #5. As promised in my previous backgrounder, a review of Hacienda la Esmeralda from Intelligentsia. The beans: This was quite a light roast, just at city, medium brown with…

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Revised on April 2, 2012

I will be writing in the future about the Cup of Excellence and the Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality award programs for specialty coffees, and the role they can play in bringing attention to small farms, roaster relationships, and quality…

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Revised on March 23, 2014