Most of us start our day with a cup of coffee. And if you’ve visited the Buena Vista Roastery, you’ve probably tasted one of our Fair Trade Certified coffees. But what exactly is Fair Trade? The short answer is this: knowing the origin of your coffee.
Some of the soaring coffee prices is a result of warming temperatures-more moisture, humidity, pests, damage to the coffee fruit and therefore a reduced supply
Here’s an update on the 13 1/2 year high for green coffee beans. This new milestone just happened on Friday. We at Bongo Billy’s are keeping a keen eye on the market to see when we can expect some relief.
This just in – a new crop of Fair Trade Organic Ethiopia Harrar. A wild strain, the Harrar has been a stalwart seasonal for us at the Roastery in Buena Vista
Nutty, chocolate, herbaceous, flowery, rich, full, fruity, spicy â€“ these are all words we use when attempting to describe that magical flavor of brewed coffee that most of us know all too well. But few of us really know much about the plant itself.
On Valentines Day weekend, a few members of our BV Roastery team attended this years Mountain Regional Barista Competition in Loveland, Colorado. None of us competed (next year, baby!), but we had a really great time, and were totally blown away by the quality of baristas that we saw there.
The video takes you through some of the process of production and generally describes the regions where coffee is grown.
Watch for our seasonal Maui Red coffee this year. We’re optimizing the roast – should be available after today. Smooth, great body, grapefruit subtlety. Ask your local cafe to carry this Bongo Billy’s special.
From the mountains of Uganda to your cup We’ve been really enjoying the new Ugandan coffee that just came in here at the roastery.Â This Organic and Fair Trade certified coffee is “a very pleasing light roast coffee with spicy hints of nutmeg and cinnamon with a woody undertone and a smooth chocolate finish.” High […]
Yesterday in the Roastery, we were cupping a few organic Brazilian coffees – a Chapada Dinamata, a Tres Fazendas, and a Fazendas Santa Marta. During our discussions afterward, one of our roasters noted his observation of more and more Uganda coffees showing themselves in various coffee markets. I understand this is a relative unknown in […]