Green Coffee Outlook -January 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 arrivals schedule.

Green Coffee Notes for January 2021:

  • Delays continue at all of the West Coast ports due to worker shortages and an incredibly high number of incoming shipping vessels. In general, it’s taking around 3-4 weeks for shipping containers to be offloaded from the cargo ships and moved to the Annex green coffee storage facility.
  • Coffee arrivals we are expecting over the next few weeks include Brazil, Burundi, Rwanda, Papua New Guinea, and an Indonesian box with coffees from Sulawesi, Flores and Java. That’s a lot of new coffees on the way! Check out the specifics in the lists below.
  • The tail end of December saw the clearance of a shipping container from Honduras, from which we’ll start listing our first lots in the 1st half of January. These are from Beneficio San Vicente and include a range of coffees from small producers and cultivar separations.
  • Now that we’re through the holiday rush of orders, we return to focusing on filling out our green coffee menu to the tune of a half-dozen+ new coffees each week. Coffees we are targeting for the month of January are outlined below, but you should expect the occasional substitution as priorities shift.
  • This week we finished making selections for a February Colombia container. The northern Antioquian towns of Urrao and Caicedo are at the peak of their harvest, and we were lucky enough to find 100+ bags of coffee from these high altitude zones. These selections include coffee from several producers growing “Caturra Chiroso”, the heirloom variety identified in this region a few years back, known for it’s unique cup profile (worth mentioning that Urrao farmers have twice won COE with Chiroso, including this year).

As always, send any coffee questions to us at [email protected], or wholesale questions at [email protected]. We’re here to help.

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

January Outlook
Brazil Dry Process Fazenda Furnas6060 KGOAKLAND
Brazil Dry Process Pedra Branca3160 KGOAKLAND
Colombia Urrao Heirloom Caturra1770 KGOAKLAND
Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas Rola3846 KGOAKLAND
El Salvador Santa Ana Pacamara AAA1569 KGOAKLAND
Ethiopia Dry Process Mahamed Aba Nura3460 KGOAKLAND
Ethiopia Org Kayon Mountain Farm5060 KGOAKLAND
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente4346 KGOAKLAND
Guatemala Huehuetenango Chalum Lot 23469 KGOAKLAND
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul La Libertad4769 KGOAKLAND
Honduras Los Andes Doña Daisy4469 KGOAKLAND
Honduras El Sauce Finca El Plan2069 KGOAKLAND
Honduras Santa Barbara Jose Esteban1069 KGOAKLAND
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama Peaberry1460 KGOAKLAND
Peru Fair Trade Organic La Convención969 KGOAKLAND
Sumatra Aged 5 Years Nusantara1060 KGOAKLAND
Sumatra Lintong Sigumpar Village2260 KGOAKLAND
Sumatra Kirinci Coop Honey Labu2060 KGOAKLAND
Sumatra Wet Process Gunung Tujuh1360 KGOAKLAND
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Incoming coffees currently on the water:

Africa Outlook
Burundi Kayanza Yagikawa Motongo3060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo3560 KGearly Jan
Burundi Kazoza N’Ikawa Station3460 KGearly Jan
Burundi Kazoza N’Ikawa Station2060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa2060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Mutambu Colline Migoti2060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Monge Murambi Hill6060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Mutambu Colline Migoti6060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Wet Process Gahahe6560 KGearly Jan
Burundi Yandaro5060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Honey Process Gahahe5060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Yeast Fermentation Nemba560 KGearly Jan
Burundi Dry Process Kibingo5060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Murambi4060 KGearly Jan
Burundi Dry Process Agahore4060 KGearly Jan
Rwanda Nyakarenzo Rusizi3060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Mushonyi Rutsiro3060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Nyamasheke Macuba2560 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Ngororero3060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Anaerobic Kanyege860 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Honey Kanyege2060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi2560 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Dry Process Karambi1060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Dry Process Kanyege2060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Dry Process Nyakabingo2060 KGlate Jan
Congo Cocaska Coop5060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Gitwe Peaberry4060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Gatare Peaberry2060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Nyamasheke Mutovu2560 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi4560 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe5060 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Rulindo Tumba4960 KGlate Jan
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo5760 KGlate Jan
Tanzania Ngorngoro Nitin Peaberry860 KGnot yet shipped
Tanzania Ngorngoro Nitin Estate AA2560 KGnot yet shipped
Tanzania Heights AA6060 KGnot yet shipped
Tanzania Ngorngoro Nitin Peaberry1960 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Bani Mattari15032 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Al Hiwar5032 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Moka Khulani5032 KGnot yet shipped
Yemen Dry Process Moka Small Producers15032 KGnot yet shipped
South America Outlook
Brazil Dry Process Ricardo Vagne Ignotti3060 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Lambari Adriana Guerra1960 KGArrived
Brazil Honey Process Laura Barros5160 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Sitio Senhor Bom Jesus6560 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Amecafe Cooperative5360 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Sítio Dois Irmãos4060 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Sítio São Benedito2060 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Fazenda da Pedra2060 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Sítio do Engenho2360 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Minas Café Pequeño3560 KGArrived
Brazil Dry Process Ricardo Vagne Ignotti3060 KGearly Jan
Brazil Dry Process Luis Ganzaga Iza1560 KGearly Jan
Brazil Dry Process Enivaldo Pereira6560 KGearly Jan
Peru Roger Chilcon Flores Lot 81469 KGmid Jan
Peru Roger Chilcon Flores Lot 93069 KGmid Jan
Peru Chontali Pinas4069 KGmid Jan
Peru Santiago Rafael Tapia1069 KGmid Jan
Peru Marcial Olivera Diaz3369 KGmid Jan
Peru Ancelmo Vera Guevara1469 KGmid Jan
Peru Presbiero Herrera Torres1369 KGmid Jan
Peru Elvis Davila Horna2369 KGmid Jan
Peru Dry Process Jose Ydrego Gallardo2069 KGmid Jan
Peru Granjeros de Huabal5069 KGmid Jan
Colombia Urrao-Caicedo Las Alegrias2470 KGmid Feb
Colombia Urrao Finca Los Palomos2070 KGmid Feb
Colombia Urrao Jhon Alexander1070 KGmid Feb
Colombia Urrao Finca San Carlos2470 KGmid Feb
Colombia Urrao Valle de Penderisco1870 KGmid Feb
Colombia Urra Fray David Moreno1070 KGmid Feb
Colombia Inzá Las Estrellas1570 KGmid Feb
Colombia Inzá Rio Paez4470 KGmid Feb
Colombia Inzá Cresta El Hato2470 KGmid Feb
Colombia Inzá Palomos del Sur1570 KGmid Feb
Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas5170 KGmid Feb
Colombia La Argentina Alberto Paya1070 KGmid Feb
Colombia Honey Las Aguilas Gesha570 KGmid Feb
Colombia Las Aguilas Lasso Gesha1070 KGmid Feb
Indonesia Outlook
Papua New Guinea Baroida Morita6560 KGlate Jan
Papua New Guinea Norikiri1060 KGlate Jan
Papua New Guinea Kainantu Urara2560 KGlate Jan
Flores Wawo Muda Washed4030 KGlate Jan
Flores Wolo Wio Washed4030 KGlate Jan
Flores Waja Mala Washed4030 KGlate Jan
Flores Sobo Washed3030 KGlate Jan
Flores Tangkul Washed4030 KGlate Jan
Java Tambak Ruyung Wet Hulled6030 KGlate Jan
Java Frinsa Saccharic Honey2030 KGlate Jan
Sulalwesi Pulu Pulu Washed2630 KGlate Jan
Sulalwesi Angin Angin Washed4030 KGlate Jan
Sulawesi Topidi Washed4430 KGlate Jan
Sulawesi Topidi Honey1730 KGlate Jan
Sulawesi Topidi Natural3130 KGlate Jan
Sulawesi Sisola Honey4030 KGlate Jan
Sulawesi Sapan Wet Hulled3030 KGlate Jan
Timor Leste Goulala2560 KGmid Feb
Timor Leste Lekisala3060 KGmid Feb
Timor Leste Koliate2060 KGmid Feb
Timor Leste Loi-ludo2560 KGmid Feb
Timor Dry Process Leste Kailitlau2660 KGmid Feb

11 Responses

  1. This is a fantastic service. Thank you. I’ve been meaning to ask when during the year (very generally) would we expect Guatemalan beans to arrive? From what I can tell from the newsletters, Guatemala Gesha (for example) tends to be around for a few months beginning in early summer. I remember seeing a chart with the general timelines of when during the year the beans from different countries arrive, but I’m not sure where I saw this.

    1. Thanks for the question! Yes we think this recurring post will help you and others to track the incoming lots and know what to expect in months ahead. Here’s the short story on Guatemala: Our coffees tend to ship later because the coffees are generally higher altitude, and the harvest occurs later. Some importers start to receive coffees as early as March, whereas our lots, especially from the 1800+ meter farms in Huehuetenango etc, arrive in July. We do have some Guatemalas start to trickle in starting in mid May sometimes, some of the Antiguas that have a slightly earlier harvest period. The Gesha coffee comes from near Antigua but always requires some special care, and comes usually July-August. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Michael, thanks for your question! Unfortunately, we haven’t carried her coffee in a very long time. We’ve worked to maintain one of our oldest buying relationships in El Salvador, Vicki Dalton’s Finca Matalapa. We should start seeing samples from Vicki very soon, though the harvest is a little late this year. Outside of that, we are also hoping to pick up some of the coffees we sold this year under the name “Santa Ana”, which included really nice cultivar separations of Pacamara and Pacas. That group are moving their milling operation to run entirely on renewable energy. It’s really quite impressive! You can read a little more about that project here.

      -Dan

  2. Will you be offering Ethiopia DP Limu Kossa Organic again? Thank you for listing the upcoming shipments, it is a great service.

    1. Hi Kimberly, thanks for the question! The short answer is, we hope so. But it all depends on the samples we see this harvest. We will start fielding samples from Ethiopia in the coming weeks and I’ll try to revisit your comment once we know more about that specific estate. In general, we’re trying to list the incoming coffees once they are contracted. I expect to start posting about Ethiopia in later February.

      Hope this helps!

      -Dan

  3. I want to echo Beatrice’s enthusiasm for this information. I have been a regular customer since 2002 and simply waited to see what arrived. Over the years i developed some sense of the sequence. Now it is exciting to see that things I treasure are coming. Cannot wait for aged Sumatra, 4 different Yemeni’s, another DP Peru!

    1. Hey Chuck, that’s great to hear! We’ve struggled with how much information to put out there. Sometimes coffee names and launch schedules change and we’ve worried that it might cause confusion. But ultimately, the response has been overwhelmingly positive to these new published “coffee outlooks”, and people seem to appreciate a window into what’s to come.

      Glad to hear it’s taken some of the guesswork out for you.

      Thanks so much for your feedback!

      -Dan

  4. Beauty!
    I admit, I jumped the gun and sent a note to you to find out just what was included right here. Now I know! Thank you for the openness and for giving us an opportunity to roughly pencil in.

    1. Hey Chris, glad to hear you found the list! We’ll be posting a new green coffee outlook at the beginning of each month.

      Thanks for the note.

      -Dan

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