Archive for June, 2009

Animal-Processed Coffees: The Latest Contender

Animal-Processed Coffees: The Latest Contender

A favorite question asked by bored party-goers when meeting a coffee cupper for the first time runs like this: “Is it true that there is a coffee that is… uh… eaten by, and, uh … ” “Yes,” we respond. “Kopi luwak. The coffee fruit is eaten by an animal and the coffee seeds are excreted […]

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Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania

Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania

Coffees from the mountain ranges and plateaus that parallel the east coast of Africa are among the most distinctive in the world. The great coffees of Ethiopia and Kenya are by far the best known, but other African countries also produce distinguished Arabicas. For this month’s article we review twelve coffees, six from Rwanda, four […]