January Subscription

January Subscription Lineup Peru Rutas Del Incas We are extremely excited to feature this awesome coffee from Peru, a country that's continuing to surprise us and displays exceptional quality. We wrote a longer and more detailed blog post about the Rutas Del Incas which you can find here. Definitely go check that out if you're interested in learning more about this coffee. Here [...]

December Subscription – Gift Giver Blend

Written by Nick Brehany - Manager of Sourcing and Roasting Gift Giver Blend As a kid, the holiday season was always a big deal. My mom would begin decorating the house immediately after Thanksgiving, taking down the autumn-colored trimmings and replacing them with a slew of odd seasonal ornaments; everything from tiny chubby Santas made of wood to the plastic Christmas tree with every inch [...]

November Subscription

Papua New Guinea Kunjin This coffee was sourced from the Keto Tepasi Progress Organization. Similar to other cooperatives around the world, Keto Tepasi works with a range of coffee producers, with some overseeing only a few plants (we call these "garden farms") to large-scale farms with hundreds of coffee trees. The goal of the organization is the result of two tribes coming together: Keto and [...]

October Subscription

Ethiopia - Refisa Ethiopia has been somewhat of an enigma in specialty coffee. From what we know, Ethiopia is the motherland of coffea arabica, aka the good stuff we roast and drink in specialty coffee. From Ethiopia it spread to Yemen and then everywhere else in the world, so all the rest of the world's specialty coffee derives from what can still be found growing wild [...]

August Subscription

We're thrilled to bring you three incredible coffees this month from Kenya, Uganda, and Colombia. If you're not already a Utopian subscriber, learn more and get started now! Colombia Maria Manuela Maria Manuel is one of the smallholder producers in the Miranda Cauca Community that we were able to source from this year. She oversees about one hectare (2.47 acres) of land where she has [...]

July Subscription

El Salvador Buenos Aires One of the major issues in specialty coffee today is the drastically changing landscape on several levels. Fifty years ago coffee farming was a much different endeavor than it is today. Quality was not the first and foremost concern, quantity was. Producing more and more coffee was the goal, not producing the most high-quality coffee. As a result, many farmers have [...]

May Subscription Coffees

Sign up for Subscriptions HERE Uganda - Kapchurwa Community Uganda is a really unique coffee origin. Most of the varieties growing in Uganda originated in neighboring Kenya where they were replanted and eventually transformed in the unique micro climate of Mt. Elgon, where coffee farmers found perfect elevations to grow specialty coffee. This lot in particular comes from the Sebei tribe who until recently were [...]

Winter Blend 2017

The winter season, unlike any other, profoundly influences the coffee experience. As the seasons change and we awake to a frost blanket coating the earth, we naturally begin to gravitate inward toward warmer, cozier spaces. Let’s be honest, nothing sounds better than a comfortable couch situated near the fireplace on a cold winter day. Homeostasis is the body’s response to change. In a physiological sense, [...]

The Best In-Home Coffee Grinders

There's nothing like a cup of freshly ground coffee in the morning. If you're one of those people that orders fresh roasted coffee beans and grinds them in your home, odds are you've experienced the struggle to find the perfect coffee grinder. Not only does your grinder need to give your gourmet coffee beans a quality grind, but it should be easy to use. And [...]