Jun - Jul 1999: Decisions, Decisions.; Footnotes From the Last Issue

Date: 
Tue, 1999-06-01

Decisions, Decisions.

Selecting good green coffee from the many samples I cup daily is the most enjoyable and the most challenging part of what I do. It is really at the core of a business like ours, so I thought I would explain my preferences and prejudices a bit. The fact is, there are many coffees out there, and they don't fall neatly into categories of good and bad. One cuppers "winey" is another's "ferment," and an estate name is no guarantee. Even though each broker thinks they offer the best, you can't take them for their word ...you must cup and decide.

Apr - May 1999: Ethiopian Harars Go Chocolate; All About Coffee ...Not Really!; Hooray for Colsuaves

Date: 
Thu, 1999-04-01

Ethiopian Harars Go Chocolate

Weather patterns and climate changes might play a large role in the cup profiles of coffees from the Harar region for the past 2 years.

Sometime back, we chanced on a wonderful Harar that was very light-bodied with incredible flowery-jasmine aromatics. It was tea like, but not a wimpy cup by any standards. Since that time, Harars have tended toward flavor profiles with deeper hues; intense chocolate notes with stronger earthiness, and fruity aromatics lingering way in the background.

Mar - Apr 2002: This Issue: a Complete Hodgepodge!

Date: 
Fri, 2002-03-01
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Minding the Crop Cycle

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