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June 27, 2016

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La Colombe┃Ethiopia Yirgz

"Yirg for Yirgacheffe, Z for zero defect" is how La Colombe begins describing this particular single origin coffee form their Workshop series. This triple sorted coffee really emphasizes what we love about Ethiopian coffees. It's bright and floral, and the flavor descriptors of "lemon zest, peach and vanilla" readily translate to what we're tasting with slow-drip cold brewing.

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November 18, 2015

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Verve Coffee Roasters┃Lalo Natural

We're helplessly drawn to natural or dry processed Ethiopian coffees. The fruity flavors are always a pleasant surprise, so we were stoked to see this Verve Coffee Roasters Lalo Natural on the shelves of our local roaster.  In dry processing, the coffee cherries are picked, and then laid out to dry. The coffee bean, still wrapped up in the fruit of the cherry, begins to ferment, and an intense fruity characteristic can develop. This fruitiness really shines in cold brew. View full article →
November 11, 2015

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Counter Culture┃Apollo

This week’s featured coffee comes from Counter Culture Coffee. Apollo is their single origin seasonal coffee from the Idido Cooperative of Ethiopia with tasting notes of "citrus, floral, silky". Given our penchant for cold brewing bright Ethiopian coffees we had to give this one a try.
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October 30, 2015

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Water Avenue┃Pinot Noir Aged El Salvador

This week’s featured coffee comes from Water Avenue Coffee Company. We first read about this coffee in a write up about the Cold Brew Throwdown hosted by Stumptown. We were intrigued after learning about this coffee's unusual processing, and we had to give it a try! In collaboration with Sokol Blosser Winery of Oregon, Water Avenue aged the green coffee in oak barrels that held the winery's Pinot Noir.  View full article →
October 14, 2015

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Mountain Air Roasting┃Ethiopian Kochere

This week’s featured coffee comes from Mountain Air Roasting out of Asheville, North Carolina. I first discovered this coffee when checking out the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles last month. Whenever visiting new locations I always have to explore the local coffee scene, and Bear Coffee in San Clemente certainly did not disappoint. The owner highly recommended trying out Mountain Air Roasting, and I’m sure glad he did, because it’s ripping delicious! View full article →
September 01, 2015

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Verve Coffee Roasters’ Guatemala La Esperanza

In this week’s featured coffee, we return to our local coffee roaster - Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, CA.  The Staff Pick was the La Esperanza, so obviously we were going to take their advice and give this Guatemalan a try in our newly designed Cold Bruer.

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August 21, 2015

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Temple Coffee Roasters Don Pepe's Excellent Adventure

This week’s featured coffee comes from Temple Coffee Roasters out of Sacramento.  As soon as we heard these guys were blending its Ethiopian Boke with Don Pepe’s Baby Geisha, we were like “Excellent!”   And a most excellent adventure this is my friends... View full article →
March 26, 2015

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March 19, 2015

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January 14, 2015

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Ritual Coffee Roasters Gihombo

This week's featured coffee is Ritual Coffee Roasters Gihombo. Perusing the local grocery store shelves (we're darn lucky to have an amazing selection of coffee in the Bay Area), the flavor notes on this one jumped out and practically fell into our basket.

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