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Ethiopia Sidamo – Shilicho Coop

Ethiopia Sidamo CoffeeBergamot, Nectarine, Toasted Almond

The Shilicho Coop produces 180 tons of washed coffee beans each year at its wet mill in Ethiopia’s Sidama region.  Shilicho translates to “Good Taste” in the Sidama language, and the coop’s coffee lives up to its name.  The coop’s 1,700 farmers grow coffee in the Mendebo Mountain’s rich red loam soil renowned for the bright, clean cups its beans produce.  Shilicho coffees are certified Fairtrade, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance, demonstrating excellent agronomics that produce a perennial favorite cup.

12 oz/whole bean

$18.00

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HOW TO MAKE COFFEE BEFORE YOU’VE HAD COFFEE, Ristretto Roasters’ Spectacularly Simple Guide to Brewing at Home

coverThis single-minded little book is about one thing and one thing only: teaching you easy, bulletproof methods for brewing a spectacularly good cup of coffee even when you are standing half-awake in your own kitchen with toothpicks holding your eyelids open.

Zagat has named Portland, Oregon’s Ristretto Roasters one of the 10 coolest independent coffee houses in the country. Now founder and chief roaster Din Johnson demonstrates that you needn’t be a barista to make great coffee at home. Whether you prefer a chewy, earthy cup or a bright, clean one, there is a dead-simple method here that will work for you.

Get your copy here or buy HOW TO MAKE COFFEE BEFORE YOU’VE HAD COFFEE on Amazon.

 

$9.95

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Nicaragua Los Encuentros

nicaragua-blend-thumbBRound body, medium acidity. Baked granny smith apples, snickerdoodle and hazelnut

From the Las Cuchillas community in Jinotega, Nicaragua, on farms begun in the 1940s by Leonardo Valle and continually expanded by his children and grandchildren, this coffee is composed mostly of the caturra variety but also catuai and some pacamara. Picked entirely by hand, the coffee is depulped, fermented for twelve hours and washed. It is then transported to a dry mill in Matagalpa seventy kilometers away, where the climate has conditions to dry coffee properly.

12 oz./whole bean

$14.00

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Beaumont Blend Espresso

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Full Body, Low Acidity. Baker’s Chocolate, Clove and Dried Cherry

In 2005, Ristretto Roasters opened its first cafe and roastery in the Beaumont neighborhood at NE 42nd & Fremont, Portland Oregon. This blend is a tribute to our roots in that neighborhood. Robust and straightforward, yet surprisingly complex. Beaumont Blend is superb as straight espresso, a cappuccino or brewed in a French press.

12 oz./whole bean

$14.00

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Cowboy Blend

cowboy-blend-thumbMedium body, medium-high acidity. Lemon custard, Muscovado sugar, macadamia

Named in honor of the Brazilian farmers we met during our source trip to Brazil, this blend offers a round body packed with sweetness and zesty citrus notes. A beautifully balanced yet complex blend of coffees, it can be brewed using any method to produce outstanding results.

12 oz./whole bean

$14.00

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DECAF Blend, Swiss Water Process

brazil-decaf-thumbFull Body, mild acidity. Sweet butter, truffles, baked apples

A wonderfully well-rounded decaf! This Brazil-based blend pulls a rich and syrupy shot
of espresso that can be hard to come by in decaffeinated coffees.

Swiss water process uses a patented method that is chemical-free to decaffeinate green coffee. Green coffee is soaked in hot water, releasing caffeine. When all of the caffeine and coffee solids are released into the water, the beans are removed and the water is passed through a carbon filter, which allows the coffee solids to pass through, but catches the caffeine.

12 oz./whole bean

$14.00

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