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Bean of the Month - Ethiopia Yirgacheffee – Banko Gotiti Gr1 Washed

Overview Banko Gotiti is a community in the most south-eastern part of Yirgacheffe, bordering the region of Hambela in Guji. Unsurprisingly, the profile of coffees from this area tend to be a hybrid between the two regions, and is likely a reason why they are so sought after. This single community lot from Banko Gotiti was processed at the Worka Chelbessa washing station being run by producer Negusse Debela and his company SNAP. History Negusse Debela has not been in the coffee industry long. Nugusse is known in Ethiopia as a computer guy, running a large successful computer part import company. While coffee does not seem like a natural leap, Nugussie was inspired on trip to Minnesota where at a...

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Bean of the Month - Mexico - Oaxaca, La Pluma

Historically, Mexican coffee was viewed as an inexpensive, low-grown blender with cup characteristics including a nuttiness, chocolate, and generally mild citric acid. However, today, high-grown Mexican coffee has extremely interesting complex citric and malic acidity, balanced sweetness in the form of chocolate and toffee, and an overall clean cup.  Nestled in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range, smallholder farmers near the town of Pluma Hidalgo cultivate this coffee in a very rustic and artisan way, honoring the love of coffee and the land passed down from generation to generation for almost 200 years. Here at Buddy Brew we have long loved Mexican coffees. As the years have gone by the coffee has only increased in quality. The past 3...

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