Well, here’s our first blog post in awhile. Here in the roasterie, sometimes I run across very rare, unique, small production, or just flat out delicious coffees. Luckly, the sector of coffee we work in allows us to taste them.

The ROASTER’S COLLECTION represent coffees that we believe in. Very small production, the largest lot being 3 bags available to the world, the smallest being 100lbs.

Sonora Estate

We began this collection in October with a Direct-Trade Costa Rica from Sonora Estate… their Natural processed Bourbon. This coffee was produced by Sonora estate as an experiment, and yes, it was a good experiment. Hopefully next year, we can persuade Sonora to produce more specifically for Temple Coffee. This coffee sold out quickly.

Sonora Estates’ Alberto Guardia
Farami Estate

For November, we are releasing another Costa Rica with a unique pedigree. Farami Exotic: this single bag lot is a mixture of the world famous “Geisha”, “Bourbon”, and “Typica” cultivars. Not only does this coffee contain what are arguably the three best cultivars grown in Costa Rica, but it is also 25% honey processed. Most coffees are processed 100% in one fashion or another, however, the balance, elegance, and roundness of this coffee lends me to think that more people should be doing processing blending.

Farami Estates’ Fallas and Ramirez
Hacienda La Esmeralda

December we will feature the royalty of coffee. Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda 100% Geisha. The Geisha cultivar, first from the Geisha region in East Africa is known for its floral elegance, stone fruit, and milk chocolate fudgy finish. Hacienda La Esmeralda, was, to the best of my knowledge the first Estate in the world to have a producing crop of Geisha and has blown the coffee world away since with their quality, immaculate cultivation, and perfect processing of this coffee. I am very happy to be working with the Peterson family again. Visit Hacienda La Esmeralda.

January, we will release our Micro-Lot Honduras, produced by Miguel Angel Quintanilla. Quintanilla was also in the Honduras Cup of Excellence this year. There were only 3 bags available in the world of this coffee, and yes, we got them all. Here at Temple we are a sucker for Stone fruit; imagine fudge covered peaches and apricots… and Quintailla’s coffee is a perfect example of this. Yep, its delicious.

So, long story short, don’t forget to stop by your local Temple location to pick up the 2012/2013 ROASTER’S COLLECTION coffees. There isn’t much of these coffees around, and if you get your hands on all four, you will get a Temple ROASTER’S COLLECTION t-shirt and mug!!

Thanks for all of your support! Support Local, Support Sustainable, Support Temple. Cheers!

Eton Tsuno – Green Coffee Buyer