New Crop Centrals!

It’s the most wonderful time of year for Central American coffees… The harvest was finishing up back in late January and February, the coffees have “rested” in their parchment for 60 to 90 days, and now (finally!) new crop beans are landing on...

Health-Enhanced Coffees?

I’m trying to keep an open mind… really, I am. I’ve been pondering Kenneth Davids’ most recent coffee reviews, Health-Enhanced Coffees. And while I’m on-board with the idea that coffee is actually much more healthful than we might have...

Geisha the Belle of the Ball Again

Hacienda La Esmeralda works its magic for the second year in a row. In today’s “Best of Panama” Specialty Coffee online auction hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama, green...

Geisha: A Coffee’s Cinderella Story

If you’re a coffee hound you’ve no doubt heard the Geisha story by now… A coffee grower in Panama finds a little-known and slightly mysterious coffee cultivar growing on his farm, takes it to auction and scores the highest price ever paid for green...

Cupping Coffee with the Pros

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear… I am not a coffee pro. I’m an enthusiast, certainly. An aficionado, even. But a coffee professional? Nope. Not me. I am not a globe-trotting buyer of green coffee. I’ve made exactly one trip to origin, to...

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