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

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

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

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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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