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Oh, the terroir!

Hello Flight Fam, New coffees are always exciting and I have decided to go back to buying in smaller lots so we can have more fun with new and flavorful coffees at more regular intervals.  We have three new coffees in house right now and two of them have become my coffee darlings because of their complexity and absolute taste of place! First is an offering from Tanzania.  Most coffees from Tanzania are grown along the Kenya border on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.  They often show many of the same prized characteristics of prized Kenyan coffees.  Our Tanzania Mara AB is a powerhouse of key lime flavors.  It is a very revealing cup as it begins to cool. Next...

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Our Wholesale Mission Statement

  Our Wholesale Mission We work hard to pursue and provide the very best specialty coffee available and we strive to achieve sustainability and transparency in all of our relationships.  The promise of transparency and education is the foundation of all our wholesale partners.  Specialty coffee can be complicated but we promise to make it easy for you!  All of our wholesale partners – from specialty coffee cafes to small bakeries-  receive the same free training and ongoing support.  All we ask is that our customers pledge to brew and prepare their coffee according to the guidelines of the Specialty Coffee Association.  Don’t worry!  We promise to get you there and keep you there!   Our wholesale partners pledge to...

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The Top Crops

So what exactly makes our coffees hit 90 plus and win awards?  Many things, of course.  The first on the list is continuing education through the Specialty Coffee Association.  Coffee is a science and new elements are constantly being discovered about the drupe.  What is a drupe? A drupe (or stone fruit) is an indehiscent fruit in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp, or skin; and mesocarp, or flesh) surrounds a shell (the pit, stone, or pyrene) of hardened endocarp with a seed (kernel) inside- like the coffee cherry.  Yes, we get excited about botany, chemistry and agriculture here at Flight Coffee Co.  Cultivars, processing, roast profiles, brew science, roasting science, water quality and so on are things we never stop...

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