Berlin, Germany

The Barn

Dec 2019

Huye Mountain

Huye District, Rwanda

Process: Washed
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Growing Altitude: 1700-2200masl
Tasting Notes: Milk Chocolate, Orange Peel, Raisin

Sent to all subscribers

Volcan Azul

Central Valley, Costa Rica

Process: Natural
Varietal: Caturra
Growing Altitude: 1400-1500masl
Tasting Notes: Dried Fig, Vanilla, Intense

Sent to Brewer Box and Cafe Box subscribers


La Paz, Honduras

Process: Washed
Varietal: Catuai
Growing Altitude: 1580masl
Tasting Notes: Red Grape, Toffee, Velvety

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers

El Marcelo

Cauca, Colombia

Process: Washed
Varietal: 2150
Growing Altitude: Castillomasl
Tasting Notes: Cranberry, Hibiscus, Juicy

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers

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Journal — December 2019

Regularly featured on world’s best lists, The Barn is a truly fantastic roastery. Just this week, they were named the best coffee roaster in Europe and the Middle East for 2019. Since opening in 2010, they’ve continued to leave their fingerprints on the coffee industry worldwide. This past winter, they reached out to work with us, and we’ve been planning a Christmas feature together for most of this year. Germany is the birthplace of so many of my favorite Christmas traditions, so it just felt right. But being honest, with the insanity of holiday shipping schedules, there aren’t many places that I would trust to ship us fresh coffee from abroad in December, and Germany is at the very top of the list. It arrived to Raleigh just 2 days after being roasted. Here’s to hoping USPS did as well.

Anyway, merry Christmas you guys. I’m so thankful for the privilege to source great coffees for you to enjoy. All 4 beans going out are really tasty, but we can’t get enough of the Christmas coffee from Huye Mountain in Rwanda, which we are sending you all with the warmest of holiday blessings.