On a recent trip to the main land I got five minutes to have a chat with Steve our main man in Christchurch.
At Coffee Supreme we’re always excited about coffee. However we are particularly thrilled to announce the arrival to our roastery of one of the most talked about coffees in the specialty world, Panamanian Esmeralda Special Geisha.
You may have noticed we have been labeling some of our coffees with some new terminology lately, such as Maragogype or Bourbon, for example. These names denote the botanical varietal of the coffee in question.
You may have noticed that we’ve been making a bit of a song and dance about our latest Cup of Excellence coffees from Nicaragua and El Salvador. Its simply because they are some of the very best coffees produced there this year.
One of the projects for the roasting dept this year is to delve deeper in to the R&D side of what we do. Up until now Reagan, Justin and I have been limited to the small roasting office in the back of the factory.
The start of 2011 has seen green coffee prices continue to steadily increase, breaking through new price barriers and surging towards levels not seen on the market since 1997. This is occurring before a backdrop of numerous interweaving factors.
Sometimes we are asked why we don’t offer the same coffees from one year to the next. There are many factors in play but there is one in particular I would like to cover in this post.
El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2011 trip report This year’s competition was held just outside of Concepción de Ataco in the Ahuachapan region.
Fresh off the plane from this years competitions we have Finca Santa Gema representing Nicaragua if you have had a chance to try our La Florencia Maragogype then this may be to your liking and representing El Salvador we have Finca La Nuvea I was judging there earlier in the year.