Costa Rica Terrazu - El Bosque Micro lot

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Andrew Burgason

Here is some information about our latest Micro Lot. These are fresh from harvest and we will be sampling 3 different lots in the following months. The first is a El Bosque. Make sure to stop in a get yourself a bag. These wont be around for too long. 

The Araya and Padilla families, who have been producing coffee for 3 generations, acquired Finca El Bosque in 1999. The farm is composed of 3 hectares and is located in San Juan North Corralillo, Cartago, San Jose, Costa Rica behind St. John the Baptist parish
church. Located between two streams of water, the farm also serves as a refuge for several species of flora and fauna of the region.
Shade trees provide organic matter to the soil and produce other crops such as bananas for family consumption. No pesticides or herbicides are used in order to maintain a natural balance with the environment. The families take great pride in the farm and will use the economic contribution of Finca El Bosque to pay for college for their children. Not only is the coffee produced with great effort
and dedication at the farm level but it is also processed and milled separately in the ASOPROAAA cooperative micro-mill. ASOPROAAA
Region and Geography: Approximately 70 KM south of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica
Climate: Dry season is from December through April and the rainy season is from May through November
Soil Type: Rich and Volcanic soil
Preparation and Drying: Sun dried on patios and African style beds
Bean Characteristic: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Altitude: 1,450 Meters
Harvest Period: December to March

Colombia - Santa Barbara Estate

Posted on February 28, 2012 by Andrew Burgason


Okay here we go. This is our fist coffee analysis entry. We are very excited about our newest Colombia coffee. Today we broke into the Colombia Santa Barbara Estate with very high hopes. We started by sample roasting this coffee to five different roast profiles. But before we get into the details about how it taste. Lets get some details about this fine estate.

Country: Colombia

Region: Antioquia

Farm: Santa Barbara Estate

Process: Washed (traditional)

This coffee is really exciting. Colombian farmers generally produce on around 2 hectares of land and therefore cannot create enough coffee in order to mill and expore themselves. Therefore they combine their coffees with that of thousands of others in order to process and export. The Santa Barbara Estate is an exception. Here they farm on 350 hectares, giving them the ability to wash, process, and export their coffees on their own. This allows them to take great care of their coffee from start to finish creating a vibrant coffee full of character.

Profile: This coffee has a very clean melon sweetness, and a citris acidity. The sweetness quickly gives way to a full milk chocolate, with a body that is creamy and velvety. Definitly more vibrant than most Colombia's.


Introducing The Curious Brewer

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Andrew Burgason


The same great coffees, but an entirely new perspective. We want to take this opportunity to introduce you all to our new website. We were all to ready for a upgrade and this new site will allow us the means to keep you informed and up to date about whats going on in the specialty coffee world. We plan to use our blog The Curious Brewer to document a multitude of information about our coffees including:

  • Relationship Coffee Updates
  • Estate Information
  • Profiling Data
  • Brewing Techniques and Mechanism
  • Fundamental to Brewing Sciences
  • Coffee Training
  • News and Events regarding Burgie's
  • And much more

Join us in the exciting process of discovering each years greatest coffees. At the end of the day our goal is to connect you with your coffee at an intimate level.



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