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Mike in El Salvador 2011: Day 3
'Mike in El Salvador 2011

Wow, another packed and crazy day. After breakfast at the home of Roberto and Lucia Ortiz, we were back on the road to the Santa Ana region of El Salvador. We went straight to the home of Aida Battle and then on to the J Hill Beneficio to tour the mill and cup some coffees from the Aida’s Special Collection, a group of farms and coffee’s who Aida works with to create special lots.

Mike in El Salvador 2011: Day 1 & 2
'Mike in El Salvador 2011

It's been a packed first two days in El Salvador. We, Liz, Klatch Associate Barista Trainer and I, departed LAX at 12:30am for a red eye into San Salvador. Upon arrival producer Lucia Ortiz of Las Mercedes picked us up at the airport and took us straight to the farm. We drove around and hiked most of the morning, we also talked to the pickers, and sampled some wonderful cherries.

11% OFF 11 Top Coffees for 2011
'11% OFF 11 Top Coffees for 2011

Celebrate the New Year with 11% off 11 Top Klatch Coffees.

Klatch Holiday Blends are Now Available
'Klatch Holiday Blends are Now Available

Happy Holidays from Klatch Coffee! We are now offering our classic Holiday Blends to get you into the holiday spirit."

Ethiopian Gedeo Worka Scored 92 Points
'Ethiopian Gedeo Worka Scored 92 Points

"Big, syrupy mouthfeel and a long, deeply resonant finish particularly distinguish this coffee, but the rich acidity is impressive too, as are the sweetly pungent aromatics: fir, dark chocolate, cherry, almond."

Sold Out Coffee Notice
'Sold Out Coffee Notice

Ethiopian Amaro Gayo, our recently honored Best Single Origin Espresso by Let's Talk Coffee is no longer available, we are completely sold out and do not expect to receive this fantastic bean until next harvest. We highly suggest our new FTO Ethiopian Gedeo Worka, this distinct and diverse beans is brighter, cleaner and equally or more fruitier then the Amaro Gayo.

Costa Rica Helsar Scored 92 Points
'Costa Rica Helsar Scored 92 Points

"Flowers, white wine and tangerine-like citrus soften toward a cocoaish dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Delicately bright, wine-like acidity, silky mouthfeel. Gently tart, chocolate-toned finish."

Brazil, Part 2
'Brazil, Part 2

After flying back to São Paulo I had some free time to explore before continuing the rest of my trip so I visited a few of the local coffeehouses to see the barista scene in Brazil. First stop was Suplicy, a roaster retailer whose Baristi have won many awards and a few Brazilian Barista Championships. The first thing I noticed was the pink Probat roaster and the pink La Marzocco espresso machine.

Brazil, Part 1
'Brazil, Part 1

Sourcing coffee and visiting our farm partners can be one of life’s most rewarding and fun experiences. It can also be exhausting as I learned on my trip to Brazil this past month where I slept in a different city every night for 9 days and never went to bed before midnight. My trip to Brazil followed 9 days in Colombia where I was an International Judge for the Cup of Excellence. By the time I returned home from Brazil I had worn every piece of clothing, twice, and was ready for some sleep.

Oldie but a Goodie, Retiro De Quisayal
'Oldie but a Goodie, Retiro De Quisayal

Finca Retiro de Quisayal has once again graced us with a impressive quality presences. This Bourbon varietal has rich flavors and a delectable roundness. The forest soils of the San Martin Jilotepeque region create a great coffee with good depth and notes of sweet orange and chocolate in the cup.

Words From Mike, in Colombia
'Words From Mike, in Colombia

September 10, 2010 Pasto, Nariño, Colombia. What a great week I have spent in Colombia as a International Judge for the Cup of Excellence (COE). 28 international judges from 10 countries and 5 continents around the world came together to find the best coffee in Colombia.

"Old Guatemala," Genuine Antigua Covadonga

Bringing back Antigua. Antigua is a verdant colonial region in central highlands of Guatemala, nestled among three volcanoes. La Antigua coffee is an elegant treasure with dedicated farmers with vast knowledge and passion.

Royalty, The Wedding Blend
'Royalty, The Wedding Blend

Klatch family would like to share a special occasion blend, a celebration coffee created and served at Heather's wedding. Royalty a vivid multidimensional coffee featuring a blend of the queen [Pepinal 1] and the king of coffee [Pacamara]. The king brings his rich, strong, smooth but complex manner, complementing the queen's sweet, bright, cherry notes and award winning demeanor.

'The Small Mine,' Costa Rica La Minita
'The Small Mine,' Costa Rica La Minita

One of finest trademark coffees from Costa Rica has arrived once again. Many coffee experts claim La Minita as one of the world's finest coffees, describing it as a rich, sweetly bright and perfectly balanced coffee. Cherry, molasses and nut notes in the aroma with a full body and lightly syrupy mouthfeel, among dusk flower notes and continued hints of cherry, nut, and a chocolate-inclined molasses. A simple but long, sweetly rich finish.

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