Green Coffee Outlook – June 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 June 2021:

  • June and July are looking like big months for us in terms of new coffee arrivals
  • While port congestion is still having a big impact on overall transit times, the flow of containers at the Oakland Port seems to be moving at a steady clip – albeit, there’s A LOT more to move than normal.
  • It’s looking like we are mere weeks away from receiving reinforcements from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Kenya on our shores.
  • We are keeping a close eye on a few of our African shipments as they pass through the South China Sea after a reported outbreak of COVID-19 in Guangzhou province affecting several Chinese ports.
  • Existing backups at ports in this region are exacerbated by a thinned workforce, as well as a looming container shortage out of these ports as a result of shipping lines start to avoid these ports.
  • There are currently an estimated 40 vessels anchored off the Yantian Port, and many lines are rerouting boats to ports nearby. The ripple effect is already being felt, and the backup is expected to surpass the blockage of the Suez canal back in March.
  • We did manage to bring in two containers of Kenyan coffees last week, one of which is already in our warehouse and ready to start listing Friday June 11. That coffee was shipped to the East Coast, then railed across to Oakland, bypassing the mess at West Coast ports. In hindsight, that was a pretty good move and definitely expedited delivery!
  • We also have a couple new coffees from Mexico in store that bypassed ports altogether, traveling by truck from Chiapas through Laredo, Texas, then on to us in Oakland.
  • And finally, to those waiting on Liquid Amber blend – due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in India, our shipment of Monsoon coffee has been delayed. We are still waiting for a realistic ETD on that shipment, and I’ll try to post an update to the site just as soon as we have one. Thanks for understanding!

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. Thanks for your patience!

June Upcoming Coffee OutlookBagsBag SizeLocation
Brazil Dry Process Serrinha Peaberry3060 KGOakland
Burundi Kayanza Gahahe4060 KGOakland
Colombia Organic Hacienda La Pradera8070 KGOakland
Colombia Organic Kachalú WP Decaf3060 KGOakland
Colombia Caicedo Gustavo Rivera870 KGOakland
Ethiopia FTO Oromia WP Decaf2060 KGOakland
Kenya Nyeri Ichuga AA3260 KGOakland
Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AB3760 KGOakland
Kenya Kiambu Jojo Estate1060 KGOakland
Kenya Kiambu Mandela AB4060 KGOakland
Kenya Wakulima Ndogo Peaberry1060 KGOakland
Kenya Nyeri Kiamabara Peaberry760 KGOakland
Kenya Kirinyaga Gachenge AA3060 KGOakland
Mexico Organic Lagunilla Coop6069 KGOakland
Rwanda Anaerobic Fermentation Kanyege860 KGOakland
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo5760 KGOakland
Tanzania Nogorongoro Karatu Estate2060 KGOakland
Timor Leste Koliate2060 KGOakland
Uganda Mount Elgon Sipi Falls4060 KGOakland
July Upcoming Coffee OutlookBagsSizeLocation
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Aricha8560 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Ajere8560 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Banko Gutiti Gedeb5060 KGIn Transit
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Konga5060 KGIn Transit
Guatemala Xinabajul Producers5169 KGIn Transit
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Paraiso2969 KGIn Transit
Guatemala Antigua Finca Cabrejo7746 KGIn Transit
Kenya Nyeri Gatomboya Peaberry2660 KGOakland
Kenya Nyeri Riakiberu Peaberry3260 KGOakland
Mexico FTO Tierra Blanca10069 KGIn Transit
Mexico Chiapas Zapata10069 KGIn Transit
Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal4069 KGIn Transit
Nicaragua Dipilto Finca La Laguna4069 KGIn Transit
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Incoming coffees currently on the water:

Africa Incoming Green CoffeeBagsSizeETA
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa3060 KGJuly 4
Ethiopia Kecho Anderecha4060 KGJuly 4
Ethiopia Honey Process Genji Challa4060 KGJuly 4
Ethiopia Agaro Telila4060 KGJuly 4
Ethiopia Dry Process Aba Nura5060 KGJuly 4
Ethiopia Dry Process Nebso Aba Geda4060 KGJuly 4
Ethiopia Limu Musa Aba Lulesa4060 KGJuly 4
Ethiopia Dry Process Aba Hikam4060 KGJuly 4
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama Peaberry1460 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AB3160 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi AA5460 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi AB4760 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Chinga AA2260 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Chinga AB2560 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Chinga Peaberry660 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Rukira AA1560 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Kiruga AB3760 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Kiruga Peaberry1660 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry2560 KGJune 15
Kenya Nyeri Mahiga Peaberry1060 KGJune 15
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Daanisa10060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Bookkisa7560 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Birbissa5060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Dambi Udo10060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Dari Kidame10060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Goro12060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Dabaye12060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Benti Nenka10060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Hambela Benti Nenka5060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Hambela Dabaye5060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Hambela Buliye10060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Bukusayisa6060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Shakiso Allona8060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Goro Bedesa8060 KGJuly 26
Ethiopia Dry Process Bekele Basha5060 KGJuly 28
Ethiopia Dry Process Bekele Belayecho4560 KGJuly 28
Ethiopia Organic Agaro Duromina8060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Agaro Nano Challa6060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai6060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Kennisa Cooperative6060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Geta Bore6060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Banko Chelchelle12060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Uraga10060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Dry Process Dikitu5060 KGAug 4
Ethiopia Uraga Raro12060 KGNot Shipped
Ethiopia Dry Process Nensebo Refisa8060 KGNot Shipped
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Chelchele12060 KGNot Shipped
Central America Incoming Green CoffeeBagsSizeETA
Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate6069 KGJune 19
Guatemala Antigua Finca Pavón3269 KGJune 19
Guatemala Patzun Finca La Florida3869 KGJune 19
Guatemala Patzun Finca Las Camelias3569 KGJune 19
Guatemala Antigua La Parcela Melanie569 KGJune 19
El Salvador Matalapa Mirador3469 KGJune 20
El Salvador Matalapa El Pino3469 KGJune 20
El Salvador Matalapa Calagual2069 KGJune 20
El Salvador Matalapa Mirador3469 KGJune 20
El Salvador Matalapa El Pino3469 KGJune 20
El Salvador Matalapa Calagual2069 KGJune 20
Guatemala Huehuetenango Aguacatones Honey669 KGJune 20
Guatemala Huehuetenango Boqueroncito1669 KGJune 20
Guatemala Xinabajul Comunidad Buena Vista1669 KGJune 20
Guatemala Huehuetenango Chalum3869 KGJune 20
Guatemala Xinabajul Evelio Villatoro1869 KGJune 20
Guatemala Xinabajul Herculano Perez769 KGJune 20
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Paraiso2969 KGJune 20
Guatemala Xinabajul La Libertad3269 KGJune 20
Guatemala Xinabajul Punta del Cerro1869 KGJune 20
Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma A969 KGJune 20
Guatemala Xinabajul San Pedro Necta3869 KGJune 20
Guatemala Xinabajul Producers5169 KGJune 20
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente4646 KGJune 20
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Yellow Bourbon1546 KGJune 20
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal B3001846 KGJune 20
Guatemala Antigua Florencia2846 KGJune 20
Guatemala Acatenango SDBV Bourbon4646 KGJune 20
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha Lot 11846 KGJune 20
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha Lot 27846 KGJune 20
Guatemala Antigua Santa Ines Catuaí4346 KGJune 20
Guatemala Antigua Santa Ines B3005446 KGJune 20
Guatemala Antigua Santa Ines Bourbon2446 KGJune 20
Nicaragua Buenos Aires Los Pinos3069 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal4069 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Dipilto Finca La Laguna4069 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Ojo de Agua4069 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires 22569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Finca Los Alpes2069 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Finca El Lino2069 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires3069 KGJun 20
Nicaragua San Salvador Java Cultivar569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Honey San Salvador Java569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Buenos Aires Maracaturra569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Honey Buenos Aires Maracaturra569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Dry Process Buenos Aires Maracaturra569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Dry Process El Suyatal569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Dry Process Buenos Aires569 KGJun 20
Nicaragua Santa Helena Maracaturra669 KGJun 20
Helsar Cascara504 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas3846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Helsar Asdrubal Chavez3846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Cerro Alto La Rosa3846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Helsar Macho Arce Lot 13846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Helsar Macho Arce Lot 23846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Chirripo Finca Jose3846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Honey Process La Casona 19003846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Don Mayo La Loma3846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Don Oscar La Vuelta3846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Don Oscar Lote Limon3846 KGJune 23
Costa Rica Don Senel El Jocote1069 KGJuly 1
Costa Rica Honey Process Las Anonas1569 KGJuly 1
Costa Rica Honey Process Monte Brisas3069 KGJuly 1
Costa Rica Chirripo Corazon de Jesus4769 KGJuly 1
Costa Rica Rio Jorco Tarbaca1069 KGJuly 1
Guatemala Xinabajul Ader Recinos1069 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Bojonalito2169 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Joel Gomez1069 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul La Libertad3869 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Huehuetenago Finca Los Suspiros1269 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Pena Roja1269 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Punta del Cerro1669 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Punta del Cerro AA2369 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma2069 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul San Gaspar Ixchil3269 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul San Pedro Necta2669 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Tuiloj2069 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Santa Barbara2069 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Xinabajul Producers2769 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Chimaltenango San Martin Jilotepeque Lot 15546 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Chimaltenango San Martin Jilotepeque Lot 28046 KGNot shipped
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha Lot 33546 KGNot shipped
El Salvador Finca Miravalle Bourbon2869 KGNot shipped
El Salvador Finca Miravalle Tabi4069 KGNot shipped
El Salvador Santa Ana Pacas8069 KGNot shipped
Nicaragua La Bastilla Estate8769 KGNot shipped

4 Responses

  1. It must be very challenging and, at the same time, exciting selecting coffees. I am still very new to the whole roasting experience and always find myself saying “wow” as I get more and more into it. I am a truck driver so have to do more of what I call a “hack and slash” approach to roasting currently. I don’t have the time and resources to really do it how I would like too. I currently have a small home roaster and am really liking the results however. I am going to get a popcorn popper to take on the road with me as it will be easier to store. In the future I do want to set something nice up at home.
    Anyways, today’s wow was courtesy of you expected coffee list. It is amazing how many farms and different types there are. It is really neat and I have a ton to still learn.
    Thank you for all of your resources and information. It has all helped me immensely.

    1. I can imagine truck driving and good coffee are a match! (probably the understatement of the year). Anyway the thing I like about home roasting personally is it works at all levels. Up to a certain point, the equipment doesn’t hold you back from enjoying it. Fresh roast coffee is fresh roast coffee, and usually better than anything else. I think where people want to upgrade is when they want more precise repeatability, or for a more convenient method. Seems like taking a popper on the road is a good idea. I roasted once in a Motel 6 and nobody seemed to mind… of course I made sure to vent out a window so the roast smells didn’t linger in the room.

  2. Wow, that’s a lot to look forward to! I am really excited to try some of the Guatemalan coffees since I spent a month down there back in 2005. I really enjoyed the beauty of the country, and the people were exceptionally nice. When I had the chance to have fresh coffee there it was excellent, and a real treat since instant coffee seemed to be the norm at so many places. I especially enjoyed one little coffee shop in Cobán that followed a pretty harrowing drive returning from the north!

    1. Guatemala is such a beautiful country. It’s one we make 2 or more trips to each year, so particularly rough to have an off year of travel. We’ve put a lot of time over the years into our Guatemalan coffee sourcing, and it’s become one of our biggest origins volume-wise, something we’re quite proud of! There are a lot of really tasty lots on the way from Huehuetenango and around the Antigua/Chimaltenango regions. Here’s a post on our “Proyecto Xinabajul” project in Huehue if you’re interested in reading more about our direct buying in Guatemala.

      I just checked statuses on the first containers this AM and it’s looking like we should see the first arrivals June 22. Of course, there’s a lot of time and work involved to turn them around to our offer list, but we hope to get them up before July!

      -Dan

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