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Cold Brew Mocktail: The Madison

From our signature drink collection, The Madison is an aromatic mocktail that adds an extra special touch to our Nitro Cold Brew.    Ingredients:8 oz Caffè Umbria Nitro Cold Brew Coffee (link to buy online)1 Tbsp Monin Almond Syrup1/2 Tbsp Monin Vanilla SyrupLarge orange twistPreparation:Pour syrups into a chilled 8 oz glass. Shake nitro can then hard pour over top. Rim cup with orange essence and garnish with orange twist. Enjoy!  

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CUPPING ROOM COLLECTION | NICARAGUA NUEVA SEGOVIA

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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Cupping Room Collection | Ethiopia Gelana Abaya

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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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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

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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