Raleigh, North Carolina

Black & White

Aug 2020

Genji Challa Lot 11

Agaro, Ethiopia

Process: Washed
Varietal: Heirloom
Growing Altitude: 2000masl
Tasting Notes: Lime, Tropical Fruits, White Peach, Cola

Sent to all subscribers

Don Carlos

Tarrazú, Costa Rica

Process: Natural
Varietal: Caturra & Catuai
Growing Altitude: 1800masl
Tasting Notes: Black Grape, Yellow Peach, Syrupy

Sent to Brewer Box and Cafe Box subscribers

Gicherori AA

Embu County, Kenya

Process: Washed
Varietal: SL28, Ruiru 11 & Batian
Growing Altitude: 1650masl
Tasting Notes: Floral, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Raw Sugar

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers

Nirvana Gesha

Volcan-Boquete, Panama

Process: Natural Nitrogen Anaerobic
Varietal: Gesha
Growing Altitude: 2000masl
Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruits, Lychee, Candy, Orange Wine

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers

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Journal — August 2020

So as you can see, we are not featuring coffee from Japan, as originally planned. This pandemic is wild. That all changed with no time to make plans with another international roaster, so your friends and mine at Black and White saved the day. Kyle (left) and Lem (right) were back-to-back US Barista Champions, and opened a roastery in my hometown a few years ago. They make seriously good coffee, have the industry clout to make a positive impact, and are small and agile enough to just do the stuff they really care about. It’s inspiring. This month, our lineup is as good as it gets. Each of these coffees is one of the tastiest we’ve had all year, and choosing which to send you was hard. But the Genji Challa stole my heart and I know you’re gonna love it. Also of note is Nirvana, a coffee that retails for over $350/pound. This is our first true Yonder Collaboration (I got to help roast, cup, and write the tasting notes for it) and it turned out to be a fun way to celebrate Yonder’s second birthday.