The history of coffee in Panama is nothing short of a modern day love story. While debate exists over when coffee entered Panama, some claiming the late 18th century and most saying the early 19th century, there is little debate over who transported those precious first beans. The first coffee seeds were brought to Panama by a retired English sea captain and his Panamanian wife, whom together, wished to start a coffee farm.
Long isolated from the western world, Myanmar's coffee is as bold, diverse, and exciting as the land it grows on and hands that tend it.
If you've ever walked into a specialty coffee café, you know there are a plethora of unique single origin coffees available and, frankly, so many options can be mind-numbing. Our little single origin* cheat sheet is here to cut through the confusion!
Coffee from the Galapagos is unique in the Arabica coffee world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the thirteen Galapagos Islands are highly protected, with only two being approved for agricultural production, San Cristóbal and Santa Cruz. Our coffee comes from San Cristóbal, the larger of the two islands, and the only one with certified sustainability,... Continue Reading →
Small and mighty, El Salvador is a force in the world of coffee. With perfect growing conditions, increasingly rare varietals, and a modern social history woven around the very vines their beans grow on, the history of modern El Salvador is the history of Salvadoran coffee.
Grown along Central Africa's eastern coast, south of Kenya and north of Mozambique, in Mount Kilimanjaro's old growth forests, at elevations between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level, Tanzania Peaberry is a remarkably clean, round, complex coffee with the citric brightness of a Kenyan and the smooth, gentle sweetness of an Ethiopian. Tanzania's climate,... Continue Reading →
Seduction, smuggling, coffee barons, slavery... No, we are not promoting a new film. We are talking about Brazil's colorful, captivating history with coffee. From the Brazilian beans illicit beginnings to world arabica domination, Brazil's coffee history is as bold and strong as her beans
Yemen's history with coffee dates back to the beginning. According to some legends, coffee was first discovered in Yemen by a Sufi monk. In others, our beloved bean was first discovered in Ethiopia and soon brought to Yemen by a monk who became besotted after discovering he could roast, grind, and then brew this magical... Continue Reading →
Soaring mountains, crystal blue waters, rainforests, and pristine air... Papua New Guinea is a coffee growing oasis on the eastern half of New Guinea island. Situated over 600 islands and located just below the equator and just north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is stunningly diverse with over 825 known languages and distinctly rural with... Continue Reading →
Intoxicating, good body, sweet flavor...are words most commonly used to describe South American coffees -- and we have to agree! South American coffees are renowned for their aromatics and stunningly smooth, textured bodies. Grown on soaring mountain ranges, in rich volcanic soil, beneath old growth forests, and graced with stabilizing ocean winds, it's no wonder... Continue Reading →