Coffee reviews

Counter Culture’s Finca Nueva Armenia: a really great quality, super-tasting, affordable coffee that is farmed under the most stringent environmental criteria.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Kenneth Davids’ excellent Coffee Review takes on Rainforest Alliance coffees for its September reviews. Please go read his concise and insightful introduction to the reviews. He provides a good overview of the RA program and how it differs from Fair…

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Revised on November 2, 2010

Caribou’s 100% Rainforest Alliance certified Colombian offering is a tasty, sustainable selection.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

A review of Terroir’s Colombia El Descanso, a farm that may be starting to plant the castillo variety.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #36. In a previous post, I gave background information on coffee growing on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. We reviewed two selections from the Dominican Republic, and now were…

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Revised on February 8, 2013

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #35. To follow up on the post on coffee growing in Hispaniola, here is our second review of a Dominican Republic coffee (the first was Café Alta Gracia). Here…

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Revised on March 24, 2014

In a previous post, I gave background information on coffee growing on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. We gave a some of these coffees a try. First, a selection from the Dominican Republic (DR).

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Revised on February 8, 2013

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

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #32. In our background post on El Salvador, one of the coffees we reviewed was Counter Culture’s Finca Mauritania, from the slopes of the Ilamantepec (Santa Ana) volcano. The…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Counter Culture’s Holiday Blend used a roast style called vienna mélange, mixing and blending different roasts of the same bean — from Zaragoza, Mexico.

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Revised on August 15, 2012

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #30. Daterra Estate — Brazil. Sampled from three roasters: Rowster Coffee, Terroir Coffee Company, and Sweetwater Organic Coffees. In a previous post, I discussed coffee growing in the cerrado…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #29. Starbucks Black Apron Exclusive: Organic Lomas Al Rio (Costa Rica). This review is a tad out of the ordinary for two reasons. First, I don’t buy coffee from…

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Revised on September 6, 2013

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #28. It’s taken too long to get around to reviewing coffee from one of the most well-known coffee farms in the world that is marketed as sustainable, Panama’s Carmen…

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Caribou Coffee’s latest Roastmaster Reserve is Panama Maunier, from Panama’s Boquette region in Chirqui province.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #26. I first read about Guatemala’s Finca Vista Hermosa in Roast Magazine, in a series written by Edwin Martinez, Diary of a Grower. FVH is the Martinez family farm,…

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Revised on March 23, 2014