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New Biodegradable Packaging

New Biodegradable Packaging

We've been working towards this direction for a long time now, switching over all the 12oz bags to a new industrially biodegradable package. We have arrived.

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Honduras 2020

Honduras 2020

We had tickets to fly down to Santa Barbara mill in Honduras this past April, as we have for the last several years. We go down to cup through the harvest, strengthen our relationship with San Vicente Mill owner/operator Benjamin Paz, and reconnect with the farmers whose crops we purchase year after year. Then the pandemic happened, which not only affected our travel plans, but also showed widespread impact on all the coffee farmers, mill owners and trade routes. So instead of visiting farms, San Vicente sent us all the samples to taste and we did our purchasing the old...

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Sourcing Coffee From Kenya *NEW POST*

Sourcing Coffee From Kenya *NEW POST*

In case you haven't checked out the sourcing page on our website, we wanted to share with you how Kuma sources Kenyan Coffee! Kenyan coffees were one of the first things Kuma became known for in the early days of the company, just a tiny Seattle roastery putting out some exceptional Kenyan lots that nobody around had tasted anything like. They have since become one of our core coffees in our lineup. We bring them in to the states vacuum packed and boxed, preserved for maximum longevity, and thus we are able to offer them year round.  Mark Barany, the...

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Our First Mexican Coffee, San Mateo

Our First Mexican Coffee, San Mateo

Kuma is very excited to introduce our first Mexican coffee.. Ever! Thanks to the hard working team at Red Fox Coffee Merchants, we are able to offer this coffee, San Mateo. From the San Mateo Eloxochitlan region of Oaxaca, this is the smallest lot we purchased in this year. With only nine batches available, it is very limited. Expect a cup that is easy drinking with sweet notes of dried figs and baked apples and deep notes of baking spices and cocoa.  This special microlot is from the Cañada region of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which has a unique...

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Kenya Harvest 2020

Kenya Harvest 2020

This year we worked with Mark Barany of Bend Coffee to get access to our fresh crop Kenyan Coffees. Mark has been visiting Dorman’s cupping lab in Nairobi, Kenya at the beginning of each calendar year for the past 8 years to purchase some of the best coffees Kenya has to offer. Dorman’s is the premier company to work with for importing top-tier Kenyan coffees.  Kenyan coffees are often grown by small producers at high elevations where it is then picked and transported to wet mills around various growing regions of the country, primarily from Nyeri, but also Murang’a county....

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