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Cupping Room Collection | Honduras El Jaguar

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We sent a team of three to Honduras on a sourcing trip earlier this year, so they could learn more about coffee and its producers. Stefano Bizzarri, Antonio Madeddu and Pearl Café Manager Juan Pablo Martín Riba spent a week visiting spectacular places, meeting memorable people, and tasting coffee, including the Honduras El Jaguar.   We met with Don Victor Barahona, who works as the president of the board of COHORSIL (La Cooperativa Cafetalera Siguatepeque Limitada). Although COHORSIL started as a group of vegetable farmers that wanted to diversify into coffee, Don Victor shared with us that they have been...

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Fall in Love with Fall: Three Seasonal Specials

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Cool fall temperatures, the changing leaves and the anticipation of the holidays are making us want to cozy up with some warm seasonal specials. These special drinks are all available at the cafés in Chicago, Seattle and Portland now through the holiday season.  Caffè al Pepe This spicy latte is back by popular demand! A few of our cafés had to keep it on the 'by request' menu from when we introduced it last year. Made with honey, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, the Caffè al Pepe has an unexpected and delightful mix of sweet and spicy.  You can watch Kara...

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Inside our New Portland Café | 200 SW Market Street

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Our newest Portland café is located in a newly remodeled space in the 200 Market Building, a LEED Certified building. The café's color palette, inspired by this green building certification, features warm woods and greens. The café boasts a green La Marzocco Strada espresso machine, green Deruta cups, and a spacious and exclusive outdoor seating area. Partially covered and heated, this outdoor seating area can be enjoyed year round.   Wrapped in warm wood-tones with a polished concrete floor, the inside space is warm and inviting, with window seating and a shared communal table in the center.   Located in...

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4 Caffè Corretto Cocktails that will Impress

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Last year we released our Caffè Corretto liqueur in collaboration with Elixir Craft Spirits. We've enjoyed developing some tasty cocktails using this intense coffee liqueur. These cocktails have been such a hit with our customers, we thought we would share them with you to try at your next get-together. Espresso Martini Our own twist on the classic espresso martini, a cold pre- or post-dinner cocktail. Ingredients: 2 ounces Espresso (double shot) 1 ounce Vodka 1 ounce Caffè Corretto Coffee LiqueurCoffee beans for garnish Serving Glass: Chilled Stemless Martini Preparation: Combine all ingredients in metal mixing tumblerAdd ice 2/3 fullShake vigorously for 15...

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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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