Green Coffee Outlook – August 2021 – for Sweet Maria’s and Coffee Shrub

Stay up to date on coffee we have coming down the pipeline and our latest green coffee outlook and arrivals schedule.

Green Coffee Notes for August 2021:

  • So far, a few containers have made their way through the port and into our warehouse in late July/early August, but not without all of the expected shipping delays.
  • Coffees from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala have finally made it through the excruciating queues that extend from anchoring off the coast, all the way up to the warehouse doors of the offsite green coffee storage facility we use.
  • Ethiopia’s are so close I can taste them! Seriously, we have 6 containers of coffee on a single vessel scheduled to arrive this weekend (Aug 14). Be that as it may, we still expect 2-4 week delay once it lands, maybe even longer, depending on how long it has to sit off the waiting to land.
  • I’ll try not to agonize too much on the continual backup at West Coast ports as I have in previous updates, but let’s just say the situation has gotten worse, not better.
  • That said, with the help of our import partners we are finding creative ways to expedite the journey from origin to Oakland, specifically, avoiding the West Coast altogether which has been ground zero for US congestion.
  • One way we’ve managed to cut down transit time is by shipping coffee to alternative ports, then moving by rail or truck to our Oakland warehouse. That may not sound like a “direct” path, but winds up saving us weeks and at a minimal cost.
  • We’ve finalized our first Rwanda box early this year (Gitesi, Kageyo, Tumba, etc…see full list below), and plan on retaining that lead by sending the Houston port, which sees a 2+ week difference in shipping time, not to mention cuts down significantly on the 3-4 week turnaround we’re currently experiencing going through port Oakland.
  • We also have a full box of Colombias from Nariño and Inzá heading to Houston in a couple of weeks. Hoping for a mid-September arrival.
  • New crop Brazil samples are also starting to trickle in slowly. It seems the two frost events in July won’t likely have long term affects on crops, however, next year’s harvest will be affected by up to 30% in some regions. This comes on the heels of a draught as well, which has made many plants more susceptible to frost damage.
  • Liquid Amber blend update: We have a line on some fresh, backup ingredients that may get this blend back up and running while we await our own box out of India that is still in queue to leave the country. Watch the newsletters for an updated status (sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of the homepage)

Upcoming green coffees currently on the schedule to be added to our website:

Please keep in mind that the coffees on the Upcoming Coffee Outlook schedule with a location status of “In Transit” are still a bit of a wild card, and the month we have them listed under is based on the current shipping ETA, and subject to interruptions out of our control. Thanks for your patience!

August Coffee Outlook

Cameroon Caplami Java Cultivar1060 KGAnnex
Costa Rica Yellow Honey La Casona3846 KGOakland
Costa Rica Helsar Macho Arce Lot 13846 KGOakland
Costa Rica Chirripo Finca Jose3846 KGOakland
El Salvador Dry Process Don Ricardo4069 KGOakland
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Chele’lektu4860 KGAnnex
Guatemala Xinabajul Evelio Villatoro1169 KGOakland
Honduras Productores de Lempira5069 KGAnnex
Nicaragua Dry Process Buenos Aires Maracaturra569 KGOakland
Nicaragua San Salvador Java Cultivar569 KGOakland
Sumatra Raja Batak Peaberry6060 KGOakland
Uganda Mount Elgin Budadiri Town4060 KGAnnex
Sweet Maria’s Altiplano Blend

September Coffee Outlook

Costa Rica Don Mayo La Loma3846 KGAnnex
Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas3846 KGAnnex
Costa Rica Yellow Honey Process Las Anonas1569 KGAnnex
Costa Rica Helsar Cascara Fruit Tea504kg boxAnnex
El Salvador Matalapa Calagual2069 KGAnnex
Ethiopia Dry Process Mahamed Aba Nura5060 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Dry Process Nebso Aba Geda4060 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Dabaye12060 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Honey Process Genji Challa4060 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Dry Process Dambi Udo10060 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Daanisa10060 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Refisa7060 KGIn Transit
Guatemala Patzun Finca Las Camelias3546 KGOakland
Guatemala Huehuetenango Boqueroncito1669 KGOakland
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AB3160 KGOakland
Nicaragua Buenos Aires Los Pinos3069 KGOakland
Nicaragua San Salvador Java Cultivar569 KGOakland
Nicaragua Ojo de Agua4069 KGOakland
Nicaragua Dry Process Buenos Aires Maracaturra569 KGOakland
Sweet Maria's Coffee Shrub Coffee Sourcerer
Sweet Maria’s Coffee Shrub Coffee Sourcerer

Incoming coffees currently on the water:

Africa Incoming Coffees

Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa3060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Kecho Anderecha4060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Honey Process Genji Challa4060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Agaro Telila4060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Mahamed Aba Nura5060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Nebso Aba Geda4060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Limu Musa Aba Lulesa4060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Mansur Aba Hikam4060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Daanisa10060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Bookkisa7560 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sookoo Birbissa5060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Dambi Udo10060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Dari10060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Goro12060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Dabaye12060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Benti Nenka10060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Hambela Benti Nenka5060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Hambela Dabaye5060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Buliye10060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Bukusayisa6060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Shakiso Allona8060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Goro Bedesa8060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Bekele Basha5060 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Dry Process Bekele Belayecho4560 KGAug 14
Ethiopia Organic Agaro Duromina8060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Agaro Nano Challa6060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai6060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Kennisa Cooperative6060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Geta Bore6060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Banko Chelchelle12060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Uraga10060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Dry Process Dikitu5060 KGSep 6
Ethiopia Uraga Raro12060 KGSep 18
Ethiopia Dry Process Nensebo Refisa8060 KGSep 18
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Chelchele12060 KGSep 18
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Mengesha Gumi4060 KGNot Shipped
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Yohanes Degoma3560 KGNot Shipped
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo5060 KGOct 20
Rwanda Peaberry5060 KGOct 20
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi3560 KGOct 20
Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe5060 KGOct 20
Rwanda Rulindo Tumba4060 KGOct 20
Rwanda Nyamasheke Gatare5060 KGOct 20
Rwanda Nyamasheke Mutovu5060 KGOct 20

Central America Incoming Coffees

Costa Rica Don Senel El Jocote1069 KGAug 12
Costa Rica Honey Process Las Anonas1569 KGAug 12
Costa Rica Honey Process Monte Brisas3069 KGAug 12
Costa Rica Chirripo Corazon de Jesus4769 KGAug 12
Costa Rica Rio Jorco Tarbaca1069 KGAug 12
Nicaragua La Bastilla Estate8769 KGAug 12
El Salvador Finca Miravalle Bourbon2869 KGAug 12
El Salvador Finca Miravalle Tabi4069 KGAug 12
El Salvador Santa Ana Pacas8069 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Ader Recinos1069 KGAug 12
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Bojonalito2169 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Joel Gomez1069 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul La Libertad3869 KGAug 12
Guatemala Huehuetenago Finca Los Suspiros1269 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Pena Roja1269 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Punta del Cerro1669 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Punta del Cerro AA2369 KGAug 12
Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma2069 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul San Gaspar Ixchil3269 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul San Pedro Necta2669 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Tuiloj2069 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Santa Barbara2069 KGAug 12
Guatemala Xinabajul Producers2769 KGAug 12
Guatemala Chimaltenango San Martin Jilotepeque Lot 15546 KGAug 12
Guatemala Chimaltenango San Martin Jilotepeque Lot 28046 KGAug 12
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha Lot 33546 KGAug 12
Guatemala Huehuetenango Boqueroncito Lot 11869 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Huehuetenango Boqueroncito Lot 22069 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Donaldo Villatoro2369 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Michicoy Finca Rosma1669 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Flavio Martinez1869 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Gonzalo Perez1669 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Guilmer Castillo2169 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Herlindo Villatoro2369 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul La Libertad2169 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Productores de Peña3069 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Libertad Punta Del Cerro3669 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Santiago Lopez969 KGNot Shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Producers3269 KGNot Shipped

South America Incoming Coffees

Colombia Buesaco EA Decaf5569 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Caicedo Ruben Gomez1669 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Buesaco Nubia Chates669 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Buesaco Alianza Granjeros2269 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Narino Vereda Pompeya1369 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Honey Aponte2269 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Honey El Páramo3369 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Vereda San Antonio2069 KGNot Shipped
Inzá Las EstrellasColombia1469 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Inzá Rio Paez2069 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Cresta El Hato1569 KGNot Shipped
Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas4669 KGNot Shipped

Indonesia Incoming Coffees

Sumatra Lintong Sigumpar Village3060 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Honey Process Auliya1560 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Wet Hulled Ribang Gayo2560 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Wet Process Ribang Gayo2560 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Dry Process Ribang Gayo1060 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Aceh Bebesen Auliya4060 KGNot Shipped
Java Tambak Ruyung3060 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Kerinci Gunung Tujuh5060 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Wet Process Kerinci Gunung Tujuh2560 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Honey Process Kerinci Gunung Tujuh2560 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Honey Labu Gunung Tujuh2560 KGNot Shipped
Sumatra Dry Process Gunung Tujuh2060 KGNot Shipped
India Honnamatti Estate Ruiru2060 KGNot Shipped
India Organic Araku Valley2060 KGNot Shipped
India Mahaveer Estate2060 KGNot Shipped

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