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New Coffee Festival in Vancouver: Sunday, November 26th!

New Coffee Festival in Vancouver: Sunday, November 26th!

Please join us on Sunday, November 26th from 10-5pm for a great new event in Vancouver.  This festival focuses on microroasters in British Colombia, ones that you may not have heard of before and some that you  have. There will be food from local vendors as well as a swag store where you can purchase brewing equipment or bags of your new favourite roaster's beans.  Go to: beanstockfestival.coffee for tickets.

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October Special-Cuban Altura Lavada-5LB size only-Get extra 1lb free!

October Special-Cuban Altura Lavada-5LB size only-Get extra 1lb free!

Cuban coffee production remains low but it's definitely a growing industry there and there has been much interest and expansion as of late. The climate and topography is well suited to coffee growing and it's an up and comer. The Sierra Maestra region, where this coffee is from, is mountainous and runs the length of the southern coast.  Most of the coffee production on the island is done here. Cupping notes:  Relatively low in acidity with a heavier body. Coffee Details   Crop Year 2016-2017 Continental Region Sierra Maestra Country Cuba 1. Process Washed 2. Process Hand picked Varietal Typica...

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Home Roaster Profile 10-Another Behmor Testimonial from Daniel

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Home Roaster Profile 10-Another Behmor Testimonial from Daniel

Daniel lives in Quebec and wants to go further in the roasting industry.  Everyone starts somewhere and home roasting seems to be that place for many.  People are so successful with the Behmor that they often transition to larger machines.  The Behmor home roaster is the closest machine one can get that gives the true feel of a larger commercial roaster. This is his story. How long have you been home roasting?  I started roasting in the spring of 2017 after many, many hours of research through the internet, books and some discussions with a few local roasters here, in...

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September Special-Organic Colombian Sierra Nevada-Buy 5lbs and GET AN EXTRA LB FREE!

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September Special-Organic Colombian Sierra Nevada-Buy 5lbs and GET AN EXTRA LB FREE!

Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee.  There are 3 primary varieties grown in Colombia and the coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown.  The Colombian marketing board is called the FNC (Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros) created the terms "Supremo" and "Excelso" to help promote Colombian coffee.  These terms relate only to the size of the beans and not the quality.  Supremo beans are slightly larger than Excelso and Supremo has the largest bean size grading for Colombia (17/18). These beans come...

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August Special-Guatemalan Fraijanes-BUY 5LB AND GET AN EXTRA 1LB FREE!

August Special-Guatemalan Fraijanes-BUY 5LB AND GET AN EXTRA 1LB FREE!

Coffee from this region is characterized for being one of the most intense from all of Guatemala. Although this region is so vast that the idea that all the coffee produced here can have a common denomination is a misconception from many points of view. The classification of this region was done so based on the geographical location and the high altitudes of the mountain range that surrounds Guatemala City from north to south-west, rather than by a specific criteria of cupping characteristics.  Under the criteria of specific cupping characteristics common to each area, common altitudes, microclimate variations, and major geographical influences,...

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