Updates and News:
Important Notice -
Local pick-ups can be made at our Downtown Mesa location -
"Lost Dutchman Coffee House" - at 12 N Center Street.
Email or text messages will be provided when your order is
ready to be picked up. Please indicate which method is preferred
during check-out, otherwise expect an email message - usually
within 24 hours of placing your order.
Chania Peaberry is back in stock. This is incredibly
pleasant tasting coffee that exemplifies everything that makes
Kenyan coffees so sought after.
9/21/19 - Nicaragua
El Recreo Pacamara Honey Prep has been added
to our offering list. This microlot coffee is a good example
of how properly processed honey-preparation should taste.
It is typical for the beans to have an uneven, almost reddish
tint to quite a few of them. This should not be interpreted
as being an inferior quality; rather this is an indication
that the beans were held to just the right moment during a
truncated fermentation period. It takes great skill -and some
luck, to properly process beans like this. Although they are
"Pacamara", these beans are not so huge as typical
Pacamaras are. Rather they are more-or-less typical of other
beans (18-19 screen).
El Recreo Estate
9/11/19 - Ethiopia
Natural Ayehu is now available. Ayehu is from
the Northwestern part of Ethiopia. The most striking part
during our cupping of these beans is its silky body. The coffee
is very pleasing to the palate.
Coming up next: A honey-prep from Nicaragua.
9/7/19 - Guatemala
Bella Carmona Peaberry is now available. Two
other surprises coming soon...
9/2/19 - Guatemala
Bella Carmona is now available. So is Kenya
Kigutha. Both of these coffees are high-end in
flavor and characteristics at very reasonable prices, considering
the quality. Next: Bella Carmona Peaberry and one or two other
8/23/19 - Some good Guatemalan Coffee news. From
the Acatenango growing region, we just got in some
El Carmen. El Carmen is an old estate
going back to 1930. SHB (Strictly Hard Bean), grown at over
4,000 ft msl., this coffee has very versatile flavor profiles
depending on how it's roasted. Check out more in the description.
Late next week we're bringing back
Bella Carmona, from Antigua. This is
one of our all time favorites from Guatemala. We're also expecting
to get a bag of Bella Carmona Peaberry, so stay tuned!
7/19/19 - Another very nice Mexican
coffee from the Custapec Valley has been posted.
This estate grown coffee has undergone immaculate processing,
which is evident by the lack of visible defects (insect bites,
brokens, stinker beans, etc.). The results of the extra care
given to both the coffee shrubs 'n cherries are evident in
the flavor of the cup.
7/11/19 - Mexico
Chiapas is now available.
We may have some very interesting limited-edition Costa
Rican microlot coffees coming in late next week. Stay tuned!
7/6/19 - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe "Mamo
Cacho" is now available.
Red Pacamara is back in stock! Also new is Kenya Chania
Peaberry. This is an incredibly intense, flavor packed
coffee. Lots of chocolate and cherry-like nuances.
5/1/19 - For something a little different,
a natural processed bean from Costa Rica - "El
4/23/19 - From Ethiopia,
Wote Konga: A Top Lot G1 Yirgacheffe has been
posted. This is a rock-solid choice for a great Yirgacheffe
- berrylike, but not overpoweringly so with creamy body making
it an excellent choice for single-origin espresso as well
as any other type of coffee brewing methods.
4/8/19 Out of Ethiopia Shantawene. Right
now we have Misty Valley (Yirgacheffe) for Ethiopians. We're
expecting an exciting new Sidamo within the next couple of
4/6/19 - From Guatemala
- San Marcos Barrancas has been added to our
Main growing regions in Guatemala
3/2/19 - India
Kaapi Royale Robusta has been added to our green
coffee offering page. This robusta is high quality grown specifically
to be used in southern Italian espresso blends.
2/27/19 - Nicaragua El Limoncillo Red Pacamara Pulped
Natural has been posted to the green coffee offering
page. Try something a little different! The Indian Robusta
will be posted next.
2/26/19 - Incoming includes a Pacamara from Nicaragua
and an Indian cherry robusta. Pacamara is a hybrid
coffee that combines Paca and Maragogype cultivars resulting
in very large, tasty beans.
Will be posted within the next couple of days.
2/16/19 - Just in - Ethiopia Organic Sidamo - "Shantawene".
This is a nice, sun-dried (natural process) coffee grown in
a very high mountainous area amongst banana groves. The resulting
long growing period results in mature, extra sweet coffee
beans. When roasting, the beans will appear uneven in color,
but remember, it is the taste, not the looks that count! Resist
the urge to pick out the lighter colored ones as these do
contribute to the overall flavor in the cup.
1/5/19 - Daterra
Sweet Blue now available. We've replaced "Full
Bloom", which is also from the Daterra collection, with
this one as Sweet Blue has a much broader "Sweet Spot"
when roasting - that is, it retains very nice characteristics
from light to dark roasts, whereas Full Bloom was difficult
to nail down. It is not as uniform looking as it's cousin
"Sweet Yellow", but is that what coffee is about?
Both are quite different coffees, as the cultivars are different
(at certain ripening stages, one cherry is blue the other
yellow). If you're making a choice for espresso, Blue is the
probably the way to go. For all other brewing methods, it
is a matter of preference; both are unique.