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Guatemala – Finca Las Nubes

The Black Drop has always prided itself with serving and selling excellent coffee. It’s right there in our logo: Excellence, Intensity, Passion. We LOVE coffee, and we love making sure you are getting the very best coffee we can possibly offer. With that, I’d like to introduce to you a very special coffee that will [...]

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Featured Coffee: Nicaragua Finca Regalo de Dios Plantio El Aserradero

Regalo De Dios – source pdf

Location: the Mozonte region east of Ocotal, Central America
Predominant Varietals: Red Catuai and Caturra varieties.
Species: Arabica
Elevation: 1,675 masl
Climate: Natural cloud forest
Processing method: “Luis Alberto has been investing in improvements to the wet mill since he acquired the property. It uses very little water. A Pinhalense density sorter separates the cherry prior [...]

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Cupping with the Black Drop

You may have noticed over the last couple of weeks Alexarc Mastema, roaster extraordinaire, sitting down with several members of the staff to enjoy some coffee. We have been incredibly privileged to have him share his time and expertise with us. Now let me share a little of what we’ve been doing with [...]

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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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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: Java Kayumas Estate

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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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Featured Bean of The Week: Guatemala – Finca Vista Hermosa – Huehuetenango

[ February 21, 2011 to February 28, 2011. ] Guatemala – Finca Vista Hermosa – Huehuetenango

Location: Agua Dulce, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Elevation: 1280 – 1950 meters

This is one of most popular coffee beans at the Black Drop. Continue reading

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