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limited edition coffees.
This program offers exceptional and scarce coffees. Each week we offer prestigious coffees, each unique and in very limited supply. These coffees roast and ship same day, once per week.
The somewhat unusual Maracaturra varietal is a cross between the oversized Maragogype and the sweet Caturra varietals. El Socorro has had much success growing this varietal and it is one of several coffees we have from them this year, directly sourced. The multi award winning farm, including 1st Place in this year's Guatemala Cup of Excellence for a Geisha coffee, is located within a half hour of Guatemala City, in the town of Palencia. Only 85 of the 700 Hectares on the farm are used for coffee production - a like amount of land is used for dairy production, and the rest is a nature reserve for wild regional species and migratory birds. Of note is the farm's unusual and highly effective processing technique for all of their coffee. The farm is at a high altitude, and can get very hot during the day. By contrast, the natural springs on the farm used in the wetmill provide very cold water. This seemed injurous to the final cup, so the owners experimented with washing the harvested coffee in warm water, settling on a temperature nearly the same as the cherries' internal temperature. This eased the cherries into a gradual cooling period and reduced the fermentation cycle to a 24-48 hour time span. The result is a striking, intensely fruity and floral profile.
Home Brewing: Grinders & Scales
If you are seeking to easily make delicious and consistent coffee every time you brew then there are a couple of things you can do to make this a reality.
Coffee Varietals Explained
Like different grape varieties that are used in making wine, the myriad kinds of apples and tomato variations available in your local green grocer, coffee has a significant family of seed varieties.
Here are several coffees and other products that we feel may be of special interest to you.
Product SpotlightJamaica Blue Mountain Juniper Peak
Cup Characteristics: Classic Jamaica Blue cup. Smooth, sweet and very clean. Full body, very well balanced, delicate. Signature, naturally smoky note with flavors of chocolate and honey. Floral, hint of rosewater, mildly acidic. Long, dry white wine finish. 12 ounces.
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Awards & Recognitions
Thanks to the CTNOW readers !
Winner in 5 categories of 2014 New Haven Advocate Readers' Poll
Best Place to Buy Coffee Beans - Best Coffee House - Best Coffee Shop
Best Place to Buy Loose Tea - Best Tea House
New Haven Living - Best of New Haven
Best Coffee Shop 2013. "That roasting aroma by the courthouses is Willoughby’s, brewing java and steeping teas since Radiohead met at prep school. Also pouring at the Yale School of Architecture".
Winner in three categories of 2013 New Haven Advocate Readers' Poll
Best Place to Buy Coffee Beans - Best Coffee House - Best Place to Buy Loose Tea
Awards from the Connecticut Specialty Food Association
1st place in the Organic category for Sumatra Mandheling Organic French Roast, 2nd place award in Outstanding Beverage Category for Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Kochere GR1.