July 2012 Tasting Box

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Toby's Estate Coffee

Brooklyn, New York

There aren’t too many roasters who can boast beginning their coffee careers at age 15. It was at this age that Deaton Pigot first became a barista in Australia. Since then, his coffee expertise has taken him around the world and landed him as the resident roasting virtuoso at Toby’s Estate in Brooklyn. Like Deaton, Toby’s Estate hails originally from Australia, and it has taken Brooklyn by storm since its opening earlier this year. Deaton coaxes flavor with a finesse gained only by a lifetime of practice. When these beans from Paez, Colombia are given Deaton’s special treatment, the result is a bright and vibrant cup with flavors of tart cherry, giving way to a subtle oak finish.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Producer
    Various smallholders
  • Origin
    Paez, Colombia
  • Varieties
    Caturra, Typica, Castillo
  • Elevation
    1,780-2,000 meters above sea level
  • Process
    Fully Washed and Sun Dried
  • Our Notes
    Bright and vibrant with flavors of tart cherry that give way to a subtle oak finish.

Klatch Coffee

Upland, California

Who knew that enjoying a cup of coffee could be a step towards gender equality? The Abakundakawa Rushashi Coffee Cooperative in the Gakenke District of Rwanda is comprised entirely of female farmers with the goal of broadening the scope of women’s roles in the community. The first of its kind in Africa, the collective is part of the Café Femenino Program, a worldwide social program designed to support women in the coffee industry. Under the discerning attention of Klatch Coffee, these fair trade beans become a layered and luscious, full bodied coffee. You’ll taste citrus zest, walnuts and oat in a surprisingly articulate interplay with cocoa butter and dark chocolate.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Producer
    Hing Kawa Women's Association of Abakundakawa Rushashi Coffee Cooperative
  • Origin
    Gakenke District, Rwanda
  • Varieties
    Various
  • Elevation
    1,700-1,900 meters above sea level
  • Process
    Washed
  • Our Notes
    A layered take on a luscious, full bodied coffee. Citrus zest, walnuts and oat in a surprisingly articulate interplay with cocoa butter and dark chocolate.

JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

Vancouver, Canada

This brew showcases a beautiful cross-section of the unique coffee character we expect in an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – delicate floral and fruity notes – perfect for a summer afternoon. This variety is made available through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, a system designed to level the playing field for smaller coffee farms by pooling their coffees together for auction. JJ Bean labors to preserve and highlight the coffee’s character in their roasting process and the result is as indulgent as Grandma’s wild blackberry cobbler. You’ll taste lemon zest brightness, sweet vanilla cake, and a piquant blackberry and aloe juiciness, all combined with an elegant structure.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Producer
    Ethiopia Commodity Exchange
  • Origin
    Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
  • Varieties
    Heirloom Varieties
  • Elevation
    Unavailable meters above sea level
  • Process
    Wet-process
  • Our Notes
    Like grandma’s wild blackberry cobbler. Lemon zest brightness, sweet vanilla cake, and a piquant blackberry and aloe juiciness, all combined with an elegant structure.