24 Mar, 2022

Peru Sourcing Trip 2021

By |2022-03-24T08:46:06-04:00March 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brendon Maxwell, Utopian Coffee's founder, standing with Peruvian coffee producer Felix Mundaca In September of 2021 Brendon Maxwell, Utopian Coffee's founder, and I (Nick B - manager of sourcing and roasting) traveled to Cajamarca in northern Peru to establish direct relationships with a group of farmers working with our good friends at Origin Coffee Lab. It's hard to summarize exactly what Origin Coffee [...]

22 Sep, 2021

Partnership Coffee from Ethiopia – Raro Nensebo by Ture Waji

By |2021-09-27T13:02:25-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Coffee Offerings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ture Waji "King of Guji" photo provided by Tim Hill / Atlantic Specialty Coffee Almost overnight Ethiopia’s Guji Zone went from obscurity to prominence in the global coffee scene. Only a few short years ago, most of the coffee produced by communities in Guji, a densely forested and mountainous region in Southern Ethiopia, were sold under the names Yirgacheffe or Sidamo (two neighboring [...]

22 Sep, 2021

Nicaragua Partnership – Fabretto Coffee

By |2021-09-27T13:07:33-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Coffee Offerings, Coffee Thoughts, Origin Impact, Partnerships|0 Comments

Coffee cherries - all photos provided by Fabretto Enterprises In 2019 alone, Nicaragua saw two major hurricanes less than two weeks apart. The destruction caused by these hurricanes is hard to quantify. Not only did the hurricanes damage structures, but they also ravaged countless acres of farmland, affecting some of the most vulnerable people in Nicaragua: the rural poor. The following year coronavirus [...]

21 Apr, 2021

Burundi | Long Miles Coffee Project

By |2021-06-02T15:03:28-04:00April 21st, 2021|Coffee Offerings, Coffee Thoughts, Origin Impact, Partnerships|0 Comments

I taste literally hundreds of coffees every year to determine our lineup, but there are two factors which are an absolute MUST for us to consider buying the coffee in the first place: 1) The coffee directly supports a supply chain that equally and fairly distributes value. In other words, the coffee producers are paid fair wages, and all the actors in between [...]

2 Apr, 2021

Honduras Oscar Nunez

By |2021-06-02T15:10:05-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oscar Nunez - Los Datiles El Plantel Village, Yorito Muncipality, Yoro Department, Honduras Latitude 15.066978 Longitude -87.348675 Oscar Nunez with his Catuai and Lempira trees   There's nothing more exciting than releasing a new coffee that has the potential to become a long term partnership. So far, in 2021 alone, we've release coffee from the Baroida Estate, Toldopamba, and Milceades Minga—all different coffees [...]

11 Mar, 2021

Exploring Peru: Gallito de la Rocas Selections

By |2021-06-02T15:04:34-04:00March 11th, 2021|Coffee Offerings, Coffee Thoughts, Origin Impact, Partnerships|0 Comments

When I talk to people about the best cups of coffee they've ever had, I tend to hear the usual origin suspects... The first is Ethiopia, widely known as the world's premier coffee-producing nation in the world. I can't tell you how many times someone’s told me that the cup that changed their life was one of those Ethiopian "blueberry bomb" naturals (aka, a sundried-natural [...]

29 Jan, 2021

Colombia – Carlos + Angela of Toldopamba

By |2021-01-29T14:03:32-05:00January 29th, 2021|Coffee Offerings, Coffee Thoughts, Origin Impact, Partnerships|0 Comments

Mountain of Narino - All photos provided by Toldopamba Coffee Colombia is one of the most diverse and complex coffee-producing nations in the world. The culture of coffee-producing has spread to all corners of the nation, and the result is countless communities tucked into mountainsides and valleys that produce excellent specialty coffee. Many of these communities are tucked into valleys and mountainsides in [...]

15 Jan, 2021

The Baroida Estate – Superior Quality and Impact

By |2021-10-28T09:02:58-04:00January 15th, 2021|Coffee Offerings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Photos Courtesy of Sucafina Specialty and Tim Heinze Coffee from Papua New Guinea has a bad rap.  When I first started working in specialty coffee I saw coffees from Papua New Guinea replacing the better known Sumatran that had been the standard for years. An entire generation of coffee roasteries and cafes had relied on Sumatran beans, which famously provided earthy and tobacco-like [...]

7 Jan, 2021

January Subscription

By |2021-01-07T10:06:48-05:00January 7th, 2021|Coffee of the Month Club, Coffee Offerings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 Jan, 2021

December Subscription – Gift Giver Blend

By |2021-01-07T08:45:36-05:00January 7th, 2021|Coffee of the Month Club, Coffee Offerings, Coffee Thoughts|0 Comments

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 [...]