Daily Report from the Bean Hunter

We started the day off with a mindblowing cupping session this morning with Normy. The first set we had were some preshipment samples of new crop Papua New Guineas and man, there were some beautiful coffees mixed in there: extremely fragrant, sweet and fruity, with an amazing and unique date and fig earthiness. It makes my mouth water just thinking about them again. I’m really looking look forward to those arriving in early December.

Next on the table were our Costa Rica and Panama micro lots, and it was great cup after great cup. Our washed Costa Rican Geisha shined like it has since she came in, but the Peaberry which you will find at our café within the next few weeks was also amazing. I also have to say that the Costa Rican Don Quijote that was in the mix was as good as I have ever tasted. Morning cuppings like that are one of the many reasons I love working here.

We then had a great educational tour and cupping today with the KC Hopps gang and after much deliberation we came up with 2 different blends that they will now take to their monthly meeting to conduct a blind tasting. There they will decide which one will grace your tables during your next visit to one of their many amazing restaurants. I will tell you that they have a difficult choice ahead of them as they were both amazing coffees.

-Paul Massard AKA The Bean Hunter