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End of April Update

April 28, 2015
Category: in Monthly Updates


APRIL UPDATE  |  April at Crop to Cup was focused on wrapping up a busy booking season. At the end of it we are looking at a diverse line-up of unique coffees from Sumatra, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mexico and Tanzania - all of which are at some point between the mill and the port right now. A short sigh of relief and weekend of respite for our collective palate (and Proaster). 

Not for long, though - arrival samples from Tanzania come in Monday, and by next month we expect first arrivals from Mexico and Uganda. By June you will get to taste what we have been working in on Ethiopia and Sumatra, and in between we are evaluating coffees from promising communities within the Congo, Cameroon, Burundi, Kenya and West Java. Expect details by email as these coffees come available, or for the more proactive of the group, check Future Offers for updated ETAs and sign-up to be first in line for samples. 

It was a quite the month, and we had a great time seeing many of you at SCAA. We owe a big thank you to all of you who brought your roasted beans for us to feature on the brew-bar.  It was fun to taste all of the different interpretations, and the the feedback we got was amazing. And so THANK YOU  (click for photos and shout-outs).

Yours truly,
- Taylor, Jake, Dan, Ben, and Maya
SELECT SPOTS |  These are coffees that are scoring 85 + on our cupping tables.  

Sumatra Silimakuta AAA  // 15 bags // Bell Pepper, Apricot, Raisin, Sweet Tobacco, Crisp Acidity, Lingering Sweet Finish with a heavy velvet body. Clean, distinct, refreshing. 
Burundi Buhorwa Lot 1 // 165 Bags // Sweet nut and flowers. Butternut, apple, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Round, rich, deeply expressed acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. The nut and flower notes deepen into a pleasant, savory, crisp finish. In other words, complex and delightful. 
UPCOMING OFFERS |  Lots arriving in the next 60 days.  Check online to sign up for samples, or email us with questions. 

Ethiopia Biftdu Gudina, Jimma Zone, Agaro Region // 320 bags //  June arrival
Ethiopia Yirg Bajaj, Yirgecheffe Region, Kochere District  // 120 bags //  June arrival
Ethiopia Ketim Estate, Keffa Zone, Natural Process // 200 Bags // June arrival
Uganda Bukonzo Organics, Rwenzori FTO and FT  // 200 bags //  June arrival
Uganda Bulaago, Top-farmers group in Mt. Elgon region  // 320 bags //  June arrival
Mexico 'Volcan de fuego', Washed coffee from Colima   // 105 bags //  June arrival
Mexico 'Oro Natural', Natural coffee from Guerrero // 275 bags // June arrival

Sumatra Mandheling Similungun, Purba & Silmakuta districts // 320 bags //  July arrival
Good coffee comes from good people. We believe that everyone - the farmer, exporter, importer, roaster and barista - everyone adds value to the the final experience. We believe that the best way to get the best coffee is to invest in the people who help to make coffee special. We believe in the power of relationships. We believe we that coffee builds relationships, that trade with meaning can educate your customers and engage your staff. We believe that roasters and farmers both want the same things out of their coffee, and that we all win by being the best customers we can be that to the best farmers we can find. Read more about why we do what we do and tell us what you believe. www.croptocup.com /aboutus
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