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March 17, 2014

Coffee Review Submission

Ghost Town Coffee submitted its first coffee to the review team at last month.  The requirements were simple enough – send a small bag of single origin Brazil coffee to them during a 10 day period and wait to see the results.  We had just gotten in some yellow bourbon pulped natural Brazil that […]

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March 4, 2014

From Farmer to Roaster

Coffee trees produce berries that are called coffee cherries.  Inside these cherries are the coffee seed (bean).  They turn bright red or yellow depending on the variety when they are ripe and ready to pick.  The skin (exocarp) is thick and bitter although the fruit beneath (mesocarp) the skin is sweet with the texture of […]

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April 1, 2014 Ghost Town of the Month

Armero, Colombia

The town of Armero was located 100 miles from Bogota in Colombia’s most fertile agricultural region.  It was founded in 1895 but not officially recognized until 1908.  It was originally named San Lorenzo and was changed to Armero in 1930 to honor the memory of Jose Leon Armero, a national hero who died fighting for […]

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