Two Brothers Brewing Company // Colombia Piendamo

Two Brothers Brewing Company // Colombia Piendamo

Piendamo is a municipality located in the heart of the Cauca growing region that has produced some of the most exceptionally delicious coffees we’ve tasted from Colombia over the last decade. This particular lot comes from a group of small-scale growers whose farms average about two hectares each. This year...
Single Speed Coffee // Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gedeo

Single Speed Coffee // Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gedeo

At least once every couple of months or so, I get a submission request from a home roaster. I always turn them down; I’ve had home roasts before—from Behmors and heat guns and rotisserie grills and stove tops and ovens—and I’ve never been impressed by them. Here we have our...
ICYMI: April 13 - April 19

ICYMI: April 13 – April 19

In case you missed it, the Table was introduced to a brilliant new coffee roasting operation by the name of Ruby Coffee Roasters. Plus we at long last unveiled the CTA Coffee Map, version 2.0! Dear Reader, before I forget, this is the week that was! ICYMI: APRIL 14 RUBY COFFEE ROASTERS //...
CTA Coffee Map 2.0

CTA Coffee Map 2.0

Last month I followed the popular trend of public transit maps which denote area culinary hotspots/bars/cafes and created the CTA Coffee Map. I was particularly inspired by an NYC subway coffee map that appeared on Gizmodo. I knew when I posted it that the map wasn’t complete, so I asked...
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Ruby Coffee Roasters // Colombia Aguacate

Ruby Coffee Roasters // Colombia Aguacate

Colombia Aguacate hails from a group of 30 small-scale producers in the District of Santa Barbara, Municipality of Sandonà, Department of Nariño and was the first selection Jared Linzmeier made for Ruby Coffee’s menu. The coffee is traditionally fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm and naturally fermented in cement tanks for 14-24 hours. It...
Ruby Coffee Roasters // Sulawesi Toarco Peaberry

Ruby Coffee Roasters // Sulawesi Toarco Peaberry

This coffee constitutes something of a rarity, in that it’s a fully washed coffee from Sulawesi, where the more traditional wet hulling process is nearly ubiquitous. With this coffee, we see the results of a partnership between a Japanese coffee company and local investors to establish a wet mill in Sulawesi, resulting in coffees with...
ICYMI: April 06 - April 12

ICYMI: April 06 – April 12

In case you missed it, the Table kicked off the week by wrapping up its series of Passion House reviews and spent the rest of the week digging into the contents of the latest Craft Coffee box, sampling coffees from Revel Coffee Roasters, Kuma Coffee, and PT’s Coffee Roasting Company. Dear Reader, you heard it...
PT's Coffee Roasting Company // El Salvador La Avila

PT’s Coffee Roasting Company // El Salvador La Avila

Located near the Santiago de Maria region of El Salvador, high in the mountains of Cerro El Tigre, lies the Finca Las Mercedes family of farms. Finca Las Mercedes has been passed down through five generations of the Ortiz family. Throughout their 125 year history, they have obtained a reputation as one of the elite...
Revel Coffee Roasters // Colombia Monte Bonito

Revel Coffee Roasters // Colombia Monte Bonito

This selection is a product of a special program in Colombia called “1 Million Pesos,” which aims to find the country’s best coffees by offering a price of 1 million pesos per carga (125 kilograms) for coffees scoring above 90 points. As Cafe Imports explains it, coffee farmers participating in this program are ecstatic when...
Kuma Coffee // Ethiopia Borboya

Kuma Coffee // Ethiopia Borboya

At the Borboya washing station in the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia, local farmers sell their prized heirloom coffee beans to be hand-sorted, processed, and prepared for export. Nearly 700 smallholder farmers from throughout the region contributed to this month’s selection from Kuma Coffee. Small farmers whose plots average a little less than two acres bring...
Passion House Coffee Roasters // Guatemala El Rincon

Passion House Coffee Roasters // Guatemala El Rincon

Passion House Coffee returns to the Table with a coffee that hails from El Mirador Finca El Rincon in La Libertad, Huehuehtenango, which is managed by the Molina family. Until the Spanish conquest in 1525, Huehuetenango was the capital of the Mam Kingdom. It is situated in the north west of Guatemala on the border...
ICYMI: MARCH 30 - APRIL 5

ICYMI: MARCH 30 – APRIL 5

  In case you missed it, the Table had an extremely busy week with reviews of Novel Coffee Roasters and Passion House Coffee Roasters; we gave away some discounted tickets for the 2014 Chicago Coffee Con; we uncovered the awful truth of K-Cup convenience; and controversy erupted as we reported on a story of a...

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