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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 | Ethiopia Gelana Abaya

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Ethiopia is universally recognized as the birthplace of coffee, and produces some of the most complex and exciting coffees in the world. This coffee from the neighboring woredas (districts) of Gelana and Abaya is no exception, highlighting the unique character and diversity of flavors found in Ethiopia’s micro-regions. Produced by small-holder farmers, the Gelena Abaya is washed, like most coffees produced in the southern zones where water is available. With few exceptions, all coffee exported from Ethiopia flows through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, where it is graded and traded anonymously, identified only by its region, processing method and cup quality....

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Fresh From the Roastery :: Brazil Sitio Rocinha

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Grown at Sitio Rocinha by Demétrio Flaviano de Oliveira, this coffee is selectively harvested, only when the fruits are ripe. Harvested by hand over cloths to protect the coffee from coming in contact with the ground, it is taken to the patio for drying on the same day.   Demétrio is the third generation of coffee growers in his family, following his mother and grandfather, who bought the farm in the 1960’s. He is dedicated to producing gourmet coffees that are sustainably grown, with a focus on natural processing and preserving and respecting the environment. Sourcing NotesBy Pete Maskiell, Caffè...

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Caffè Umbria Artisan Coffee Roaster Opens New Chicago Hub

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Roastery, Café and Training Lab Now Open in Chicago’s Logan Square A bold modern coffee experience is now available in Chicago’s Logan Square - a roastery, coffee training lab and café opened in December 2017, serving the same Caffè Umbria coffees Chicagoland has come to love, in a new and splashy space. The  9,000 square foot Armitage Avenue Car Barn has been transformed to offer a trio of coffee experiences. Working with Studio Modernista, our newest opening shows a creative use of space and materials, incorporating coffee shipping containers into the design.     The 2,500 square foot roastery houses a red, 30 kg Italian-made STA roaster...

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