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Cupping Room Collection | Burundi Masha

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Known as the "Heart of Africa", Burundi is a land-locked and resource poor country. Their predominately agricultural economy employs more than 90% of the population, with its primary exports being coffee and tea - making coffee the heart of Burundi, providing hope for a better future.   A relative newcomer to the specialty coffee world, Burundi's coffee production started in the 1930's and was privatized in 2009. Primarily comprised of small-holder farms, each farm averages 100 to 200 coffee trees.   Greenco Burundi carefully manages the coffee cherry selection, processing and export of coffee at several washing stations, including the...

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Cupping Room Collection | Brazil Primavera Topazio Honey

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Fazenda Primavera is the fulfillment of the dream of producer Ricardo Tavares, and is an example of the greatness of specialty coffee production in Brazil. Tavares converted the 980 hectares of land from traditional coffee production to specialty coffee, and added a state of the art drying patio, 14 electric dryers, and equipment for processing natural, pulped natural, honey and fully washed coffees. Farm operations are focused on social and environmental sustainability - production techniques minimize environmental damage, they use a power plant to recycle water used in de-pulping to produce energy, and coffee pulp is composted and used as...

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Negroni Week: Cocktail Recipes and Brew Guide

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We are ready to kickoff our Negroni Week celebration with our launch party on Monday, and we hope to see you there. If you can't make it, you can still celebrate Negroni Week wherever you are - grab a bag of the one-of-a-kind Negroni Week Blend and our downloadable recipe and brew guide, and get busy. Cin cin! NITRO NEGRONINegroni Riff on Nitro 8 oz Caffè Umbria Nitro Cold Brew1 1/2 oz Campari1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Orange Curaçao Grapefruit BittersIceGrapefruit slice for garnish Combine Campari, Curaçao and bitters in a 16 oz pilsner glassAdd ice to 1/2 fullHard pour nitro...

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Cupping Room Collection | Rwanda Sholi Women Produced Microlot

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The Abateraninkunga Ba Sholi Cooperative, or Sholi Cooperative, meaning Mutual Assistance, was founded in 2008 by 30 women determined to invigorate Rwanda’s coffee market and their local community. Today nearly half of the members are women, and they are living up to the meaning of their name - their coffees have won the Rwandan Cup of Excellence Award for quality, resulting in lots being sold at a premium. The coop has used these premiums to improve infrastructure - a second washing station, a community center, a regional health center, and a wastewater management facility have all been added to the...

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CUPPING ROOM COLLECTION | COLOMBIA HUILA FINCA BUENAVISTA

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This exceptional micro-lot is exclusive to Caffè Umbria this year. Nestled in the upper valley of the Magdalena River with its rich volcanic soil, near the eastern edge of Huila, Finca Buenavista produces the prized Caturra variety of coffee on 2 hectares of land owned and run by Laureano Joven. Joven is part of the micro-lot program at ASPROTimaná, where exemplary coffees are processed separately then offered only as a micro-lot. This gives farmers the opportunity to achieve both higher recognition and a higher price. This region is known for producing some of the most distinctive coffees available, and received...

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