Real People, Really Good Coffee Update September 2015

Coffee arrives from the farm


Update: 9/22 We’ve passed Customs Exam! We now await pickup by our warehouse, which should be by mid-day today. We’ll next return to Arizona where we’ll be cupping and roasting.

The “buy” buttons will soon be active, and we’ll announce it here when your fresh coffee is ready for purchase. Meanwhile, sign up for our email list in the box on the right.

See this years coffee lineup below.

Our ship has come in (literally) and we just now await Customs inspection and release. We’re already FDA approved. From there, our coffee will head to the warehouse, and we’ll be heading over to California in order to pick up a few bags so that we can begin roasting and cupping (tasting) again prior to sending out roaster samples to our wholesale customers.

Meanwhile, if it seems a little quiet on the online side of things, it’s because we’re buried in the details of our upcoming “official” launch. Being somewhat of a geek, I maintain the website, do some social media promotion, and coordinate all of our online payment systems etc. It’s a big task on top of selling, roasting, cupping, and all the other “hats” I end up wearing in the coffee business.

We’re also wired from all of the excitement. We went to the farm, bought some amazing coffees, and somehow managed to work our way through the myriad details involved in international shipping. We did it!

Support your “local” coffee farmer!

Click “continue reading” below  (if you are on the home page, and not already reading this full article) to see the latest coffee offerings. Stay tuned for purchasing details which will be announced later this week.


Coffee Lineup – September 2015

I posted this (again) in last months update, but it bears repeating here. There are limited quantities of all our coffee, thus it’s not too early to stake your claim. We should have pricing soon & expect delivery to be available within a week. (Yes!)

Sewing Burlap Sacks of Curibamba Parchment Coffee


Curibamba – This is year three of the Curibamba Coffee Project, and we’re seeing wonderful results from the growers. We  were able to procure 1,500 pounds. A bright acidity with light fruit & herbal overtones, plus a hint of nuts, and a floral aroma when ground.

Your purchase helps support small family farmers as we buy this coffee directly from the producers. More Than Fair Certified. We also make donations annually to provide solar drying tents, solar drying tables etc. which accompanied by the assistance provided through EDEGEL is making a difference.

Chacra D’dago (Wet Processed) – We’ve purchased over 5,000 pounds of this tasty water processed coffee. Certified biodynamic & produced using ancient agricultural methods in conjunction with a complete circle of composting & natural fertilizers, we’re pleased to be able to obtain some of this fine coffee. Biodynamic is beyond organic and takes in the entire ecosystem in its focus.

Excellent in the cup with fruity overtones & a crisp acidity, it’s become a favorite now. We buy all Chacra D’dago directly from the Marin family. If you buy only one or two coffees this year, make sure you get some of the Chacra D’dago. Excelente!

For more about Chacra D’dago see our post here.

Dago and Cesar Marin from Chacra D’dago

Natural Processed Coffee Beans

Chacra D’dago (Natural) – We are pleased to offer some limited quantities of this labor intensive, natural dried  (no water used) coffee. Each selectively picked coffee cherry is carefully fermented, and dried with full cherry. In the lab, this coffee had amazing blueberry & cherry tones, plus hints of merlot. I wanted some immediately upon tasting it. Expensive, but worth it. Yum!

Chacra D’dago (Honey) – We have some limited quantities of this honey processed coffee. In the lab, this coffee had excellent fruity tones, and a sweet aftertaste. Yet another excellent coffee. Limited supply – only small, less than bag lots available

Gretel and Horst, Finca El Dorado

Curing Honey Processed Coffee Beans with the Coffee Cherry on Right

Horst Honey, Finca El Dorado – A neighboring farmer of Chacra D’dago has been working hard to produce fine specialty coffee. We have a micro-lot of this honey dried coffee. It also has excellent acidity & fruit overtones with just a hint of nuttiness. When cold processed, it’s truly exceptional. A fabulous “discovery” for us this year.

For more on Finca El Dorado see here.


Urbano Taipe Fundo Santa Maria Mazamari Peru


Fundo Santa Maria, Urbano Taipe – This wonderful coffee is produced at high elevations (1,800 m – 5,900 feet) and is a dense bean, rich in flavor, and we’re pleased to have a micro-lot of about 1,500 lbs. Urbano is serious about quality, and it shows. A very happy “find” for us. For more info on this grower and coffee see here.


Chasqui – this is a great coffee from a well know cooperative – Cenfrocafe in the Jaen/San Ignacio area of northern Peru. We’ve been enjoying this coffee for many years, and it’s one of our favorites. With a bright acidity and a nutty aftertaste with hints of oranges, this coffee is sure to please. We purchased quite a few bags of this coffee, including some that is certified 100% Organic.

Cenfrocafe Logo

Apu Gourmet – Also from Cenfrocafe, we’re purchasing 2,500 pounds. Most of this coffee is exported to Japan. We feel that it’s perhaps the best commercially available coffee in Peru.


We go to the farm, so you don’t have to!

© 2015 Ben Gangloff

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