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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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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 | Guatemala Concepción Huista

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The “Land of the Eternal Spring” has all the optimum conditions to produce exquisite washed Arabica coffees - mountain ranges, diverse geography and steady rainfall. This Guatemala Concepción Huista is a prime example of what Guatemalan coffees can be, a sublime mix of clean, sweet and chocolaty flavors with juicy acidity. Coffee is one of Guatemala’s most important exports and is one of the most popular coffee origins - it’s an ever present component of our Gusto Crema Blend. Guatemala has devised a unique grading system based on altitude, formed around the belief that a higher elevation produces a harder,...

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CUPPING ROOM COLLECTION | NICARAGUA NUEVA SEGOVIA

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Nicaragua is making a bold comeback in the coffee industry - after the devastation of Civil War and Hurricane Mitch in 1998, coffees from this region have been dominating Cup of Excellence competitions. In 2018, the top 5 winning coffees were produced in Nueva Segovia. The lush Nueva Segovia region boasts near perfect growing conditions - shade, fertile volcanic soil, high elevations, and organized producers who pay careful attention to cultivation and processing. In fact, most coffee in Nicaragua is shade grown. Most of the coffee from this region is produced by small family farms averaging just three hectares (about...

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