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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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Holiday gift giving for the coffee lover in your life is fun (and easy) with this gift guide.  For the Cyclist: The Umbria Cycling Jersey - equal parts eye-catching and high-performance, this limited edition jersey is Made in Italy by Biciclista. Buy online or at the Portland Pearl District, Chicago Clark Street, or Seattle Pioneer Square Cafés. For the Bon Vivant: The Deruta Mug & Coffee Gift Set - the Deruta mug is handmade for us in Italy, and is sure to bring a smile to someone who loves to enjoy their cup of coffee in a beautiful mug. Only...

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Cupping Room Collection | Myanmar Hta Min Paung

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This Myanmar microlot is produced by 18 farmers in the Hta Min Paung village, most of whom own less than a hectare of land. The majority of the farmers are women (there are only two men in the group), and the group uses much of its profits for the development of the village, including an ongoing project to build a monastery. The community’s five pagodas stand prominently overlooking the drying beds. This community cultivates its coffee under a broad canopy of mixed trees in an ideal climate of hot days and cool nights. The extremely hot weather during the December...

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Crush the Rush - Chicago

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On August 7th, 2018, eight teams of three baristas competed for the grand prize at this brand new, ferociously fast barista battle organized by La Marzocco and hosted at our Armitage Café. The energy and excitement were through the roof! Our all-star barista team – Tony, Mackenzie, Cassie – used their mad skills and laser-like focus to calmly crush some of the best barista teams in the industry: Colectivo, Starbucks Reserve, Intelligentsia, Stumptown, Madcap Coffee and La Colombe. Each team was given the same list of 8 drinks to make – the drinks needed to be made perfectly in the...

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Fresh From the Roastery :: Mexico Oaxaca Pluma Hidalgo

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Nestled in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range, smallholder farmers near the town of Pluma Hidalgo cultivate this coffee in a very rustic and artisan way, honoring the love of coffee and the land passed down from generation to generation for almost 200 years. Pluma Hidalgo is a very small village surrounded by coffee farms and is the capital of coffee country in southern Mexico. This coffee gets its name both from the town, and the featherlike clouds that float amidst the mountains. Most of the farms are small, between one and nine Hectares (one Hectare is approximately 2.5...

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Coffee for a Cause: Negroni Week 2018 at Caffè Umbria

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Negroni Week 2018 is June 4 - June 10. The Negroni Week Blend is available for Pre-Order! Given our Italian roots, we love Campari at Caffè Umbria in all its beautiful, tasty iterations, so we were very excited when given the opportunity to create a coffee blend for Negroni Week! It was a bit of a challenge to create a coffee that captures the essence and taste of this iconic and familiar cocktail – bitter, sweet, herbaceous and citrusy. We chose the Mexico for the bitter-sweet taste and the Kenya for its citrusy aroma. We roasted the coffee medium-light to bring out the...

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