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2321 Davis St., Unit C
North Chicago, IL


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We Have New Coffee!

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We Have New Coffee!

Carrie Masek

Some are new crop, like Guatemala Huehuetenango and some of our favorite blending coffees.  Others are great current crop coffees, like Tanzania Ruvuma AA, New Guinea Kimel A and Organic Peru Norandino, coffees we just had to buy more of before they ran out for the season.

The first couple of samples of Huehuetenango we received were disappointing, so we kept looking. Boy, are we glad we did! We love the new Guatemala HHT, Regional Select Waykan.  Regional Select Waykan combines bright lime and savory floral topnotes with buttery toffee and pecan richness for a lively, rich and sweet cup of coffee that we could sip all day long. 

Buying new crop coffees is always exciting, but sometimes it's even more exciting to check out new shipments of current crop coffees.  We were running low on some of our favorites, and were delighted to discover that both the Tanzania Ruvuma and the New Guinea Kimel improved over the season.  The green coffee we just received is even prettier green and cups better roasted that the first bags we received.  

Organic Peru Norandino is one of those coffees we love because it's always, consistently amazing.  The bags we've just brought in are exactly as wonderful as bags we received earlier in the season.

Whether you feel like something new, or are longing for more of an old favorite, check out our new arrivals today!

(Whether the coffee is new, improved, or the same, the price of most of the new arrivals has gone up.  Most green coffee prices are based on the C-Market (the commodity market for coffee).  In theory, the C-Market value is the price per pound of ordinary green coffee beans.  The better the coffee, the higher the premium charged over the C-Market.  As demand for better coffee grows, this premium has increased.  As a result, even though the C-Market has been steady, the cost of specialty grade green coffee (the highest quality) has risen.  Unfortunately, when our costs goes up, we have to raise the prices.)