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Field Report - Picking and Processing at Finca Campo Hermoso with Edwin Enrique Noreña, Quindio, Colombia

Edwin Enrique Noreña's Golden Washed Pink Bourbon coffee played a key role in our 2022 Micro-roaster of the Year win. Having shared his coffee over the course of three years, we have developed an awe for his work. We first met in person at the 2022 SCA Coffee Expo in Boston where we had the chance to brew some of our roast of his coffee for him. The following year, in Portland, we met up again and served him our roast of his Pink Bourbon Red Honey Process with Purple Wine yeast coffee at the GH Grinding and Brewing Booth. CC Director of Retail, Mariah, and LW Production Roaster, Pin, also got to meet Edwin as did folks who were visiting...

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Seasonal Little Waves Coffees and CC Wonder Menu - Internal State/s

Select Upcoming 2023/24 Little Waves Coffee features We will soon be receiving three beautiful coffees that we are very excited about.  Upcoming Little Waves Coffees Pway Na Phar Natural  Ywangan, Shan State, Myanmar This will be our first time sourcing a coffee from this growing region and we’re super excited. We cupped these last year and couldn’t wait to get in on this year’s crop. This coffee is sweet, clean , fruit forward, floral and spicy with a nice body. Can’t wait for y’all to try it.    Tierra de mi Padre, Natural Nayarit,  Mexico This coffee is a staple on our menu and every year it just keeps getting better and better. This year the team at San Cristobal...

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Field Report - Finca Las Marias & La Clarita Lab with Jose Giraldo of Café 1959

Last Saturday, Leon had the great pleasure of hiking Finca Las Marias with Jose Giraldo of Café 1959 just east of Pijao, Qunidio, Colombia. Jose has visited our roastery a couple of times in the past few years and presented at our Roaster's Village booth at SCA Expo in Boston a couple of years back, serving his Mesa Alta that we roasted to our guests.  Get Jose Giraldo’s Pink Bourbon 360 Hour Scoby Kombucha Fermentation coffee here - it’s a showstopper that is not to miss. https://littlewaves.coffee/collections/current-coffees/products/jose-julian-giraldo-pink-bourbon-scoby-kombucha-fermentation-colombia Here's Leon's Field Report: As one drives up into the Andes from the valley Southeast of Armenia higher onto dirt roads, the forest becomes even more lush. Jose notes the biodiversity, all the microorganisms in the...

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Seasonal Little Waves Coffees & Wonder Menu: It Came in a Dream - Llegó en un Sueño

SELECT SPRING & SUMMER SEASONAL LITTLE WAVES COFFEE FEATURES We will soon be receiving three beautiful coffees that we are very excited about.  They are:   Ikizere Fugi - Rwanda: A washed coffee produced by 9 women around the Fugi Washing Station in the Ngoma Sector, Nyaruguru District, Southern Province. This coffee produces a savory cup with notes of chocolate, golden raisins, and clover honey, and it makes a delicious iced pour over. Bavyeyi Natural - Burundi : We love partnering with Jeanine, a native of Burundi, to bring in these beautiful community natural lots. This year’s crop is incredibly sweet, tropical, clean and juicy!  Passion Fruit Processing - Colombia: This lot not only wowed us, it kept us going back...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Cocoa Cinnamon

On January 19, 2013, we opened our first retail Cocoa Cinnamon location to Kickstarter backers and supporters. Over 1000 people contributed to help us go from a sleepless night on December 14th, 2010 in Areli's mom's kitchen in the NC Mountains to bikeCOFFEE on the streets of Durham in 2011 & 12 to Cocoa Cinnamon at 420 W Geer Street in 2013. On January 21, 2013, we opened 420 W Geer Street to the public for the first time. We're just starting to process that it will soon be 10 years!  Composite by David Solow with a photo of Neowise by Kristy Maney Herron Cover image by Savannah Wrenn, CC OND Cafe Leader Savannah was instrumental in putting together what...

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