Barefoot Coffee Roasters // Kenya Kiamabara Peaberry

Barefoot Coffee Roasters // Kenya Kiamabara Peaberry

Along the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, a cooperative society named Rung’eto runs three factories: Kii, Karimikui, and Kiangoi. These three factories are known across the world as being stellar producers of some of the best coffees coming out of any country, not just Kenya. Rung’eto was created in 1953 and has...
"Shut Up and Drink Your Coffee"

“Shut Up and Drink Your Coffee”

Tony Konecny didn’t ask for it, but I’m rushing to his defense. A couple weeks ago, the Tonx Coffee co-founder took to his company’s blog and wrote “a contrary view in the collective quest for the perfect cup” entitled “Brewing Perfection.” I really encourage you to read the piece for yourself,...
Venia Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Danch Meng

Venia Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Danch Meng

“Danch Meng” translates to “perfect approach” in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. Since 2009, the folks at Ninety Plus Coffee in making available truly revolutionary quality dry process Ethiopias. Beloya, Tchembe and Nekisse are some of the distinguished coffees we’ve been able to feature over this period, and these...
Venia Coffee Roasters // Guatemala Flor del Cafe Prenda Linda

Venia Coffee Roasters // Guatemala Flor del Cafe Prenda Linda

Huehuetenango is an adventure. It takes about 6 hours by car to get there, but if the roads were straight and free of túmulos (the local term for speed-bumps) it would take a mere 3 hours. Huehuetenango is in the highlands of Northwestern Guatemala, the expanses are considerably more barren than...
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Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia YirgZ

Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia YirgZ

Ethiopia is known for its attention to detail at all stages of the coffee process, from farming, to washing, to milling and sorting. The Z in YirgZ stands for zero—that is, zero defects. One of Huckleberry’s importers, Keffa Coffee, worked with private washing station owner Masrshu Sima to develop incredibly stringent quality practices.. Masrshu Sima’s washing...
Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia Ardi

Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia Ardi

In October 2009, Samuel Demisse read about the discovery of a 4.4 million year old human fossil found in Ethiopia. He was very fascinated by the news and decided to brand the Guji coffee he was cupping at the time under the name of “Ardi” as a tribute. Demisse is the sole importer of coffees...
PERC Coffee // Ethiopia Chelelektu

PERC Coffee // Ethiopia Chelelektu

Buying from Ethiopia continues to be a challenge. The cupping table always shows some amazing coffees; however, buying through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange continues to be difficult it you require some traceability or back story with the coffees. You have to become a detective. Good job I’m becoming quite good at spotting the clues. This...
Flatlands Coffee Seeks Funding

Flatlands Coffee Seeks Funding

After being a barista at The Flying Joe, Ben Vollmar realized he wanted to own his own shop and pour coffee the rest of his life. A pivotal moment was when Ben experienced Intelligentsia’s Monadnock location and decided to take the high-end, quality-focused approach. Ever since, he has been diving as deep as possible into...
PERC Coffee // Mexico Finca Kassandra

PERC Coffee // Mexico Finca Kassandra

Considered an “exotic superstar,” the Pacamara variety is a rare hybrid of Pacas and Red Maragogype beans, created in a coffee breeding improvement program by the Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research. This cup comes from Finca Kassandra in the Huatusco region of Veracruz, where workers have their own housing facilities, day care, and medical care....
Foxy Loxy Cafe // Savannah, Georgia

Foxy Loxy Cafe // Savannah, Georgia

This is a guest post by Astoria Jellett, of PERC Coffee in Savannah, Georgia. If you are interested in writing guest articles for the Table, feel free to contact me. Coffee’s third wave came late  to Savannah, but it arrived a couple years ago, like the aftermath of a tsunami.Riding the top of that crest ever...
Why I Drink Coffee

Why I Drink Coffee

Every day my dear old dad wakes up early in the morning and sleepily shuffles his way to the front porch to fetch his morning newspaper, then proceeds to the kitchen, where he scoops out a few tablespoons of coffee grounds, dumps them into his automatic coffee maker, switches the machine on, and collapses into one of the...
ICYMI: June 8 - 14

ICYMI: June 8 – 14

In case you missed it, the Table saw some really familiar faces with the Aricha and Kochere, both of which are from Ethiopia and both of which have made more than five appearances! However, these two coffees came from a roaster who made its official debut— Roseline Coffee Roasters, from the City of Roses, Portland, Oregon. Dear...