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In My Mug is a coffee review videocast from Has Bean Coffee UK.

In My Mug is a coffee review videocast from Has Bean Coffee UK.
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In My Mug is a coffee review videocast from Has Bean Coffee UK.

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English


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Episode 501: El Salvador Finca Las Brumas Washed Bourbon

6/16/2018
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Juan Jose Ernesto ‘Neto’ Menéndez Argüello belongs to the fourth generation of coffee farmers in his family. His father died in 1995. After completing his studies at university, Neto had the opportunity to start working in the coffee industry at J. Hill & Cia, in 2000. He left J. Hill & Cia after five years, and began his second coffee experience at JASAL. Both companies gave him the opportunity to meet ‘Grano de Oro’ from another perspective, allowing him to learn the art and passion of...

Duration:00:07:09

Episode 500: Bolivia Finca Las Alasitas Washed Caturra

6/9/2018
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This coffee comes from the Rodriguez family who have been doing some really rather great things for coffee in Bolivia. They own their own mills, processing and exporting coffee for farmers in the Caranarvi and Sud Yungas region. The family have been sourcing coffee from small coffee producers for three decades, but the steady decline of coffee production has put the sustainability of their export business in jeopardy. Without the intervention of people like the Rodriguez family, however, the...

Duration:00:05:16

Episode 500: Bolivia Finca Las Alasitas Washed Caturra

6/9/2018
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This coffee comes from the Rodriguez family who have been doing some really rather great things for coffee in Bolivia. They own their own mills, processing and exporting coffee for farmers in the Caranarvi and Sud Yungas region. The family have been sourcing coffee from small coffee producers for three decades, but the steady decline of coffee production has put the sustainability of their export business in jeopardy. Without the intervention of people like the Rodriguez family, however, the...

Duration:00:05:16

Episode 499: Bolivia La Linda Washed Caturra

6/2/2018
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Coffee production in Bolivia was traditionally concentrated in the region of Los Yungas, where lush sub-tropical vegetation and environmental conditions helped to produce the amazing-quality Bolivian coffee that we all know and love. Caranavi is located north of the department of La Paz city. It’s 150 kilometres from the capital, and it is the centre of Bolivian coffee production. Its fertile soils and altitude give Bolivia the potential to produce brilliant and unique coffees. Due to the...

Duration:00:07:18

Episode 498: Brazil Fazenda Inglaterra Natural Catucai COE Entrant

5/26/2018
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Fazenda Inglaterra is a farm we are supporting for the tenth (!) year, cruising into double digits in 2018. It’s a farm that I am super proud to be working with and linked with because the owner is my very good friend, Stephen Hurst. Each year Stephen (can I just call him Hursty from now on?!) picks a lot from his farm to enter into the Cup of Excellence competition. Unusually, there are separate competitions for Pulped Natural & Natural processed coffees in Brazil, with Hursty competing...

Duration:00:09:38

Episode 497: Bolivia Bebeto Mamani

5/19/2018
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The name of this coffee producer may sound a little familiar. Bebeto (Beto for short) is the son of the legend that is Teodocio Mamani. Teodocio owns Finca Canton Uyunense, which is a farm we have worked with since 2012. His farm is located in 18 de Mayo, which is a municipality of Caranavi (and part of canton Uyunense). Lots of farms can be called a variation on these names because the land traditionally tends not to have a name. This year is the third year that Bebeto has grown his own...

Duration:00:06:10

​Episode 496: Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Natural Canario

5/12/2018
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This farm and its coffee sparked a massive change in what I thought I knew about coffee. I remember the first time I ever cupped this coffee: time stood still as the cup opened my mind to what great coffee is and can be. Gabriel, the farmer, continues to produce great coffee year on year. We have access to the best of the crop this year – and have had for the last few years – on a European exclusive. This is due to the special relationship we, and our importers, enjoy with...

Duration:00:10:13

Episode 495 on Monday the 7th of May, 2018. El Salvador Finca La Gloria Washed Bourbon

5/5/2018
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The ownership of this farm has a quite short story, however Maria Jose and her husband, Luis have both been in coffee for a while, Maria Jose represents the fifth generation of coffee growers with six years experience in quality and marketing coffee programs like Cup of Excellence, while Luis, a new grower has a background of nearly twelve years working in the Salvadoran coffee industry as market analyst, and he used to coordinate El Salvador’s coffee marketing and developed quality and...

Duration:00:11:51

Episode 494 on Monday the 30th of April, 2018. Burundi Kibingo Washed Bourbon

4/28/2018
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The Kibingo central washing station is located in the commune of Kayanza in northern Burundi. The station itself lies at 1,893 meters above sea level. The altitude of the farms in the neighbouring hills that supply the washing station vary from 1,700 to 1,900 meters above sea level. Kibingo services 3,553 registered coffee growers, spread over 18 hills in the area. In 2016, all these producers together had 1,010,062 coffee trees! That’s 284 trees on average per producer. The washing...

Duration:00:09:02

​Episode 493 on Monday the 23rd of April, 2018. Bolivia Finca Carmelita Sol De Mañana Project Competition Winning Lot

4/21/2018
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Carmela Aduviri has been growing coffee for 40 years, whilst raising 8 children, but is always eager to learn ways she can improve her yield. She now has a small 2 Hectare farm called Carmelita and our exporting friends in Bolivia Agricafe’s message to her was that she could stay small, focusing on getting the best results from what she had, rather than having to rush to buy more land. That means, of course, that she doesn’t produce huge amounts – but what she produces is delicious. This...

Duration:00:07:47

​Episode 492 on Monday the 16th of April, 2018. Bolivia David Vilca

4/14/2018
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This is a big, big Bolivian favourite here at Hasbean. I am so pleased to see this coffee back for an amazing SEVENTH year! It’s a big favourite for me, and I know this is also true for many of you too. The farm is located in Illimani in the Los Yungas region of Bolivia, near to the city of Caranavi. The farm didn’t originally actually have a proper name and so it has been named after the gentleman that runs it, David Vilca. This is quite common in Bolivia: farms are often named after an...

Duration:00:06:43

​Episode 490 on Monday the 2nd of April, 2018. Bolivia Vincent Paye Washed

3/31/2018
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A few years ago we had a lot that was produced by various smallholder farmers from the small town of Copacabana, which lies about 180 kilometres from La Paz in the heart of the Caranavi coffee-producing region. Then in 2016 this coffee came from just one producer in the area, whose name is Vincent Paye. That year I described him as a beacon of hope in a tough growing region, and that beacon has continued to shine brightly. Caranavi is a lush and fertile region. Its steep slopes and...

Duration:00:11:21

Episode 489 on Monday the 26th of March, 2018. Costa Rica Finca La Pira Red Honey Caturra

3/24/2018
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La Pira is located in the high altitude Dota valley of the Tarrazu region: an area that was known for producing great coffees. This relatively young estate is only 50 years old and is owned by the founder’s son, Carlos Urena Ceciliano. He has worked the farm for eighteen years; however, he has worked in coffee all his life. We first found this coffee in the Cup of Excellence in 2009, and we were pleased to be reunited with it only recently after a lot of effort and hard work. Two years...

Duration:00:10:17

Episode 488 on Monday the 19th of March, 2018. Colombia Finca La Chorrera Washed Caturra

3/17/2018
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We’re now into our sixth year of working this this amazing farm, but the first year’s lot was so tiny that it never made it onto the website and was sold as an exclusive to one of our lucky wholesale customers. Luckily, ever since then we’ve been able to focus a little bit more on the farm: we cupped a lot more pickings and found a little more coffee. Finca La Chorrera is located near to the city of Pitalito, in the south of the Huila department. It’s in the valley of the Rio Grande de la...

Duration:00:06:31

Episode 487 on Monday the 12th of March, 2018. Ecuador Hilda Pacha Washed Caturra

3/12/2018
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In the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, in the southeast of Ecuador, there is the province of Zamora-Chinchipe, home to Hilda’s farm. This farm has 10 hectares in total, and 7 of them are made up of virgin forests and native trees and the other 3 are where the coffee’s grown. This region counts with the only nogal reserve in the country and with the wood of these trees, they make cooking utensils for their kitchen. In this region, you can find more than 160 different bird species that...

Duration:00:08:22

​Episode 486 on Monday the 5th of March, 2018. Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon

3/3/2018
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This coffee is a staple, a big favourite and a stunning example of what a very fine coffee from Brazil should be. Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon from the Minas Gerais area is one of my all-time great cups. This coffee has always been fantastic, and it has such amazing memories for me. This farm and its coffee sparked a massive change in what I thought I knew about coffee. I remember the first time I ever cupped this coffee: time stood still as the cup opened my...

Duration:00:08:54

Episode 485 on Monday the 26th of February, 2018. Guatemala Finca La Soledad Washed Caturra

2/24/2018
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An In My Mug exclusive coffee roasted only for subscribers on Friday the 23rd of February, 2018. Raul Perez has grown up around coffee, he comes from a fifth generation coffee farming family on his father’s side, and a third generation family on his mother’s side. Coffee has always been part of his life. He has told me about stories his grandparents would share with him about their experiences. But I think it’s fair to say that Raul has made plenty of his own coffee stories in his ten...

Duration:00:08:42

Episode 484 on Monday the 19th of February, 2018. El Salvador Finca Alaska Washed Bourbon

2/17/2018
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A coffee that I first fell in love with waaaaaaay back in 2007 is thankfully back for another year. After many years without it, I was massively excited to get this farm and coffee back two years ago, and I’m even more excited to be able to offer this coffee once again. Finca Alaska is located just one hour from Santa Ana city. It’s on the northwest slopes of the Santa Ana volcano, which is one of the most amazing coffee growing areas in El Salvador. It is owned by Ernesto Menéndez of La...

Duration:00:08:46

​Episode 483 on Monday the 12th of February, 2018. Bolivia Don Carlos Washed Caturra

2/10/2018
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Due to the complications within the Bolivian coffee industry, many of the smaller Bolivian farms we have worked with in the past are no longer producing coffee. Whilst this has created some challenges for us, it has had a much more significant impact on our exporting partners AgriCafe, who have been working with these growers for many years. As a result, AgriCafe have decided to begin farming for themselves, in an effort to demonstrate what can be achieved with the application of more...

Duration:00:08:36

Episode 482 on Monday the 5th of February, 2018. El Salvador Finca San José Washed Red Bourbon

2/3/2018
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Finca San José is the pride and joy of the Rodríguez family, and is now in the hands of a fourth and fifth generation of coffee producers. The story begins in 1815, when José María Rodriguez and Josefina Rodriguez (great-grandparents) planted the first coffee trees with their own hands. Through the generations, the farm has passed through the hands of many committed farmers like José’s son, Israel Rodriguez. He was then followed by Jose Maria Rodriguez, who took care of the farm until it...

Duration:00:11:00