The Story:

The Gram:

It's a new year, and there's certainly been no shortage of coffee for both our home and the office! In addition to adding some exciting new roasters on the lineup, this month I had the opportunity to attend the US Coffee Championship qualifying event in Knoxville, TN. I finally got to meet many of the outstanding baristas, roasters, and owners who work so hard to produce the best quality products they can. Walking away from the event with a full heart and lots of photos, I was also able to try out a few of the competition coffees! Here's a list of the roasters from January:

  • Polar Blend - Mission
  • Kodiak Espresso - Mission
  • Kenya Giakanja - Mission
  • Ethiopia Sidama - Mission
  • Ethiopia Wote - Penrose
  • Colombia Alto de la Cruz - Penrose
  • Kenya Gatina AA - Penrose
  • Ethiopia Kochere - Penrose
  • Costa Rica Pearla Negra Los Lajas - Brioso
  • Guatemala San Jeronimo Miramar Geisha - Deeper Roots
  • Milk & Honey Blend - West Oak
  • Kenya Othaya Kamoini PB - West Oak
  • Ethiopia Alaka - West Oak
  • Peru Edinson Fuentes - Steadfast
  • Papua New Guinea Kuta AA - Steadfast
  • Colombia Gran Galope - Steadfast
  • Costa Rica Finca San Luis Perla Negra - Steadfast
  • Honduras La Montana  - Blueprint
  • Rwanda Kanzu - Blueprint
  • Peru Cajamarca Select - Blueprint
  • Discovery Blend (Espresso) - Land and Water
  • Papua New Guinea Aiyura Valley - Land and Water
  • Rwanda Huye Mountain - Lippe
  • Ethiopia Mokonesa - Lippe
  • Guatemala The Collector - Amateur
  • Papua New Guinea Picnic - Amateur
  • Ecuador Finca Maputo - Populace
  • Honduras Don Amado - Spyhouse
  • Colombia Jambalo - Quills
  • Ethiopia Beriti - Quills
  • Colombia Los Arboles Geisha - Quills
  • Ethiopia Baraka Buna - Augies
  • Burundi Ninga Hill Honey - Augies
  • Ethiopia Kayon Mountain - Spyhouse
  • Ethiopia Tikur Anbessa - Intelligentisa
  • Ethiopia Homacho Waeno - Maquina
  • Ethiopia Hambela - Red Rooster
  • Panama Elida Honey - Portola
  • Sumatra Kerinci - Seeds
  • Guatemala Los Olivos - Seeds
  • Kenya Windbrush AB - Telemetry
  • Rwanda Kanzu - Halfwit
  • Colombia Narino - Methodical
  • Kenya Murang'a County - Methodical
  • Ethiopia Guji - Methodical
  • Colombia Hacienda Geisha - La Terza
  • Costa Rica La Loma COE - One Line
  • Rwanda Simbi - Mast
  • Guatemala Finca Jasmin - Passion House
  • Brazil Teodoro’s - Nossa Familia
  • Brazil Alta Vista - Old Soul
  • Colombia Best of Narino - Goshen
  • Sulawesi Toarco Jaya - Goshen
  • Costa Rica El Alto - Gohen
  • Guatemala Finca San Jose Ocana - Goshen
  • Honduras Santa Elena Catracha - Goshen
  • Ethiopia Hunkute - Steadfast
  • Peru Edinson Fuentes Microlot - Steadfast
  • Rwanda Kabirizi - Steadfast
  • Papua New Guinea Kuta AA - Steadfast
  • Costa Rica Finca San Luis Perla Negra - Steadfast