25 May '15, 12pm
I enjoyed doing this weeks #inmymug you should watch it to make me happy
So an old favourite returns in this Costa Rican Licho: a coffee that we first bought from a Cup of Excellence auction many many years ago in 2007, where it finished 4th. This is now it's seventh year with us and I'm super proud to offer it. It is also a coffee that shows our development as a roaster. First we bought this coffee in the Cup of Excellence program (a great way to meet a grower). Then we bought it from an import broker; because we are a small coffee buyer, they helped us bring in this coffee. Then we bought directly from them. Then 2 years ago, I went out to the farm and did the deal on the farm with the brothers. I love the fact that last year I walked onto the farm after cupping a particular lot in the exporter's office, asked how much they wanted, and there was a short conference. They came back and told me, then we shook hands. Then we got back into the 4x4...