Six Under Six

May 19, 2016

We have been actively searching for coffees that score well and have a moderate price, so our offerings are diverse not only in taste attributes, but in cost. Of course, we don’t aim low: our standard for taste quality is not flexible on the low end, and we won’t ever change that. But finding a well-priced coffee, where the farmer gets their premium and the cup is good, is a win-win for everyone.

Here we compiled a list of six….

Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal – $5.95 
Suyatal makes a great “daily drinking” coffee, showing balanced levels of sweetness and acidity. Malt sugar and roasted nut tones give way to cocoa nib-like finish, and with a low, but structuring, acidity. Good for espresso.
Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe – $5.95
Caramel and lactic sweetness come off like ‘flan’ cake, with a sachet of baking spice notes, and juicy pink grapefruit in light roasts. Bracing citric acidity ties cup notes together. Incredible as espresso.
Congo Bweremana Tufadike Cooperative – $5.95
Raw sugar to sorghum syrup, with tart blackberry juice and cedar chips. Big sweetness with inky body, roasted cacao and grape tones in deeper roasts.
Tanzania Mbozi Masangula Station – $5.65
A cup with brooding sweetness, raw sugar flavors balancing Baker’s cocoa tones. Peach tea and mild citrus accent the cup, and Full City develops a rich cacao bar flavor.
Zambia Kasama Estate – $5.50
The profile boasts pungent molasses, pipe tobacco leaves, rustic earth tones, and cooked rhubarb. Impressive body carries bittersweetness long in the aftertaste.
Timor Ramelau Ainaro-Maubisse – $5.90
Rustic fruits and cocoa bittersweetness. Both green and ripe banana, papaya puree, grape-like brightess, and an aromatic wood hint. Incredible body.
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