Monthly Archives: March 2011

Featured Bean of the Week: Papua New Guinea: Premium Smallholder (PSC)

[ March 28, 2011 to April 4, 2011. ]
Papua New Guinea Green Coffee Beans at Maniac Roasting
We were fortunate enough to have a cupping at Maniac Roasting last week of the Papua New Guinea: Premium Smallholder (PSC). I found the aroma of the coffee to be a rich earthy chocolate mixed with a faint pine. A subtle deep rose floral hovered over the [...]

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Featured Bean of the Week: Brasil Daterra Farms “Sunflower”

[ March 21, 2011 to March 28, 2011. ]

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Ever since we received a “limited edition” of Brasil Daterra Farms “Sunflower” from Maniac Roasting a month or so ago, I have been a strong advocate of this coffee. It is simply one of the finest coffees I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy.
As can be [...]
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Black Drop Notecards from Honeybee Press

We have recently been working closely with the talented Rob Shepard from Honeybee Press to create some beautiful printed cards and other Black Drop related ephemera. We have just received these letterpress Black Drop Notecards, complete with printed envelope, packaged in a nice compostable plastic insert bag. There are simply stunning. Thanks again to Honeybee [...]

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Photos of the Black Drop by Tyler Ragsdale

Tyler Ragsdale – http://tylerragsdale.com/gallery.html – took a couple of excellent photographs of The Black Drop. Was gracious enough to let us post them. Thanks, Tyler.
The Black Drop || Photo by Tyler Ragsdale
The Black Drop || Photo by Tyler Ragsdale
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Featured Bean of the Week: Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu “La Pastora”

[ March 14, 2011 to March 21, 2011. ]

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The Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu “La Pastora” arrived at the Black Drop a few weeks ago and has been a consistent favorite of our Coffees of the Day.

Tarrazu coffees are rated some of the finest in the world. These beans are grown at high altitudes, above 3,900 ft, [...]

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Cupping at Maniac Roasting

[ March 13, 2011; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]

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We had a great cupping at Maniac Roasting yesterday, hosted with expertise and grace by Alexarc Mastema. Every time that I participate in a cupping I feel learn something new. What was nice about this time is that the entire Black Drop crew was present. By listening to [...]
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Featured Bean of the Week: Mexican Majomut

[ March 7, 2011 to March 13, 2011. ]

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It has just been over the last few weeks that we’ve been receiving the Mexican Majomut from Alexarc at Maniac Roasting. My first inclination was to compare it to our excellent Finca Vista Hermosa Guatemalan and see how it would do. I had read that the higher grown Mexican [...]

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A Black Drop Coffee House Public Service Announcement

[ March 4, 2011 3:00 pm to March 31, 2011 3:00 pm. ]

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Artist of the Month: Charles “Bonesy” Jones

[ March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011. ]

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Laughing Bone Design Laboratories in Association with The Black Drop Coffeehouse is proud to present “23 Digital Detournements by Charles ‘Bonesy’ Jones.” Jones, who died in 2005, spent the last few years of his life creating stamp-sized pieces that were often mailed out on envelopes [...]
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Featured Bean of the Week: Java Kayumas Estate

[ March 1, 2011 to March 7, 2011. ] [caption id="attachment_342" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Indonesian Coffee"][/caption]

Every time I grind a freshly roasted pound of the Java Kayumas Estate beans, I am amazed at the intensity of the aroma. Malty chocolate, smooth maple and buttery caramel coffee flavors burst out of this bean. It is as if I could taste the air. I have always liked [...]

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