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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 515: Costa Rica Finca La Pira Red Honey Caturra

9/22/2018
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La Pira is located in the high altitude Dota valley of the Tarrazu region: an area that’s 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 on the farm for eighteen years; however, he has worked in coffee all his life. This amazing coffee first hit our radar back in 2009 thanks to the Cup of Excellence, and we were pleased to be reunited with it only recently after a lot of effort...

Duration:00:06:37

Episode 514: Guatemala El Limon Washed Pacamara

9/15/2018
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I first discovered El Limon on my trip to Guatemala in early 2013. At the time we’d never bought coffee directly from Guatemala, but since then this has become one of our strongest and most amazing Hasrelationships. My friend Raul (whom you may remember as the World Barista Champion of 2012!) in Guatemala had been buying coffee from these guys for a couple of years, and he was very keen for me to go and meet them. Located around an hour’s drive to the east of Guatemala City in the small...

Duration:00:06:17

Episode 513: Kenya Karogoto Washed AB

9/8/2018
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Quite close to Kieni near the town of Karatina, Nyeri, is the Karogoto wet mill. It’s owned by the Tekangu Coffee Farmers Cooperative Society, which got its name from combining the names of their three mills: Tegu, Karogoto and Ngunguru. Much like Kieni, it has seen success in recent years and has secured some really great prices for the farmers that deliver their coffee cherries there. The mill is split in half by a road, with the sorting shed and fermentation tanks on the lower side and...

Duration:00:06:49

Episode 512: Nicaragua Las Delicias Washed Longberry

9/1/2018
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This farm was brand new to us last year and we’re super excited to have Las Delicias back for a second year, hoping it’s the first return of many! Although the farm itself is still very new to us, the people behind it most certainly aren’t new to us - in fact we’ve been working with them for over 10 years now. The family Mierisch (who you may remember from such farms as Limoncillo, Mama Mina, Escondida and Milligros) have worked with us over that time to bring us delicious coffee, and...

Duration:00:06:24

​Episode 511: Costa Rica Vista al Valle Finca La Casa Yellow Honey

8/25/2018
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Located between 1,500 and 1,600 metres above sea level and owned in partnership by Oldemar Arrieta Lobo and Marlene Brenes Morera, the name ‘Vista al Valle’ translates as ‘view of the valley’. I’m sure you’ll understand why if you take a look at some of the pictures on the left of this page - b.e.a.utiful! Vista al Valle sits in the same wonderful coffee growing area as some of our other amazing Costa Rican coffee farms - we’re talking the likes of Finca Licho, ARBAR Manantial + Oasis and...

Duration:00:05:29

Episode 510: Nicaragua Finca La Escondida Washed Red Catuai

8/18/2018
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Finca La Escondida is close to Lake Apanas near the city of Jinotega, which is the capital of the department of Jinotega in the north-central region of Nicaragua. The straight translation from Spanish to English of ‘escondida’ is ‘hidden’. Escondida is called ‘Escondida’ because the farm is ‘hidden’ from the road by forest and trees, which makes it appear to blend right into the side of the mountain. In the grand scheme of coffee farm things La Escondida is still a rather young farm, the...

Duration:00:06:31

Episode 509: Costa Rica Finca Licho Natural Villa Sarchi

8/11/2018
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An old favourite returns, a big favourite returns, and after the great success of this coffee last year I’m super happy and excited to welcome a naturally processed lot of Villa Sarchi from Finca Licho back for 2018! Licho is a coffee that I feel shows our development as a roaster over the years. First we bought this coffee in the Cup of Excellence program (a great way to meet a grower), then we bought it from an import broker; they helped us bring in this coffee because we are a small...

Duration:00:06:19

​Episode 508: El Salvador Finca Argentina Washed Catimor

8/4/2018
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I’ve been working with Alejandro Martinez since way, way back in 2008, and in that time our relationship has gone from strictly professional to Alé being one of my closest friends. He became involved in coffee in 2008 as he had just relocated to El Salvador from New York, where he’d been working as a city banker. With his first son on the way and the hustle and bustle of New York no place to bring up a family, the draw of home and El Salvador was just far too strong to ignore. While...

Duration:00:10:19

Episode 507: Costa Rica ARBAR Finca Manantial Red Honey

7/28/2018
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When we found this farm for the very first time all the way back in 2013 we knew very little about it, so little in fact that the coffee didn’t even have an official name! Back then all we knew was that the coffee was grown by a gentleman called Carlos Arrieta and it was really, really delicious! However since then I’ve been lucky enough to visit Carlos on my trips to Costa Rica and, over the past few years, have found out lots more. I first got to meet Carlos at our exporter’s office on...

Duration:00:08:08

Episode 506: Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Washed Ethiosar

7/21/2018
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I’ve been telling the story of Hasbean and Finca Limoncillo for many, many years now and I don’t intend to stop any time soon because it’s such a big big big relationship for me : ) so much of where we are today has come from this relationship, and I’m really proud of everything that’s happened in the past, as well as super excited for where we can go in the future. The relationship with Finca Limoncillo began in 2007, and back then we were buying their delicious coffee as part of a buying...

Duration:00:07:34

Episode 505: Bolivia Teodocio Mamani

7/14/2018
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I first met Teodocio Mamani on my visit to Bolivia in 2012. Long story short: he’s an amazing guy. We got talking about the photo we had of him in a Chelsea shirt, and then of course we started talking football. He had the Chelsea shirt because he played for a local team that played in blue, but I managed to convince him that he needed a shirt from a real team so I sent him a Sunderland shirt. It’s amazing to think that was so long ago, and this year I’m super happy to welcome this coffee...

Duration:00:08:25

​Episode 504: Indonesia Frinsa Estate Smallholders Washed Sigarar Utang

7/7/2018
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This is a coffee farmed by selected outgrowers and processed at the Frinsa Estate located in West Java, locally called Sunda. Frinsa is a farm that’s about 110 hectares in size and sits between 1,300 - 1,600 metres above sea level. They have a wetmill located at 1,400 m.a.s.l. as well as a well ventilated storage space and a dry mill which means they are in fully control of their product from harvest to grading, sorting and shipment. The coffee is dry fermented, soaked, pre-dried on raised...

Duration:00:06:09

Episode 503: Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Washed Caturra

6/30/2018
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I’ve been telling the story of Hasbean and Finca Limoncillo for many, many years now and I don’t intend to stop any time soon because it’s such a big big big relationship for me : ) so much of where we are today has come from this relationship, and I’m really proud of everything that’s happened in the past, as well as super excited for where we can go in the future. The relationship with Finca Limoncillo began in 2007, and back then we were buying their delicious coffee as part of a...

Duration:00:07:32

Episode 502: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chirinku Washed

6/23/2018
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This is a washed lot produced at Chirinku mill, just south of the town of Yirgacheffe. It’s run by Girma Gurara and receives deliveries from around 700 local growers. The altitude of the mill is 2,140 m.a.s.l. with most growers who deliver to the mill being based at around 1,900 - 2,150 m.a.s.l. This is a classic Yirgacheffe both in how it has been produced and how it tastes, which we selected on the cupping table based on that profile. Unfortunately when we choose coffees in this way we...

Duration:00:03:46

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,...

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