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Friday, August 9, 2013

Getting to Know You: Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a country in the Pacific Islands just North of Australia.  The soil is a rich volcanic soil and the weather is some of the best for the cultivation of coffee.  The central region of the country is the Highlands which is at an altitude of  1,500 meters to 2,100 meters.  Coffee production in Paupa New Guinea dates back to the late 1920's when the Highlands were first explored. The original seedlings were the Jamaican Blue Mountain which were planted in 1927.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Roaster Spotlight: Copper Canyon Coffee Roasters

This weeks roaster spotlight is Copper Canyon Coffee Roasters of Springfield, Missouri in the heart of the Ozarks.  They are on the SW side of town at 4268 S. Hillcrest Ave. Suite 8, Springfield, MO 65810 (soon to be suite 1 in September 2013).  They are a family owned and operated business offering single origin & blends. They utilize organically farmed, and fair trade coffee when available.  I'll be heading through Springfield around Thanksgiving.  I will definately be stopping by to see these guys.

Let me introduce you to Sean Hunziker.  He is the head roaster and owner at Copper Canyon Coffee Roasters.  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Coffee Spotlight: Copper Canyon's Papua New Guinea

It just arrived this morning and so I rushed around to get it posted as quickly as possible so you all could have a chance to try this as soon as possible.  This will probably be the best Papua New Guinea coffee you have ever had.  Just sayin'.

ORIGIN: Papua New Guinea, Purosa A 
LOCATION: Okapa Valley, Eastern Highlands Province
ALTITUDE: 1,550-2,100m
VARIETAL: Typica (Jamaican) and Bourbon (Kenya)
PROCESS: Wet processed
CUP: Sweet and bright acidity with a full, balanced body, complimented by caramel and floral overtones and an apricot-cocoa finish.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Riding the (3rd) Wave

Imagine, if you will, you are a surfer.  Not just any surfer, but a pretty good surfer.  One who competes on a national level, if not global.  (I don't really know anything about surfing so this analogy may be a wipe out, pun partially intended.)  So say there are different types of waves.  And also say that there are some new waves that are completely different than any waves ever before.  Maybe better, maybe not.  But a lot of people like them and all the top performers will only surf these waves.  They roll different and you can do different moves on them, all in ways that have not been done in a long time, if ever.

This is like third wave coffee.  It is something new and different and people like it.