We've been working hard this past week to ready competition coffees for 3 competitors representing Kuma Coffee at SCAA in Boston April 11-14. We've also been roasting some pretty incredible single origin espressos and filter coffees that are currently degassing and being readied for an extraction in only a few shorts days. We'd like to share with our craft with you. We look forward to catching up with old friends and making lots of new friends. Come search us out. We'd love to talk with you and we've made it easy for you to find us. Below is a list of special events that Kuma Coffee will be involved with. Cheers!
8am-11am Meet the Roaster at Crema Cafe in Harvard Square
11am-12:30pm Slayer Espresso booth (pulling some Kuma Single Origin Espresso)
2-3:30pm Synesso Espesso booth (pulling some Kuma Single Origin Espresso)
11am-1pm La Marzocco booth (pulling some Kuma Single Origin Espresso)
1pm-3pm Baratza booth (brewing chemexes of our new Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere)
3pm-5pm Kalita/La Marzocco brew bar (brewing chemexes of our new Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere)
You can also find us at the following booths intermittently over the course of the event: Espro, Blossom Coffee and Visions Espresso . It is going to be a whirlwind, we look forward to seeing you there!
Summer solstice is upon us once again, and with
it come several new jaw-dropping offerings from Central America. Our Guatemalan
Finca Retana 2012 crop of 100% red Bourbon coffee beans has been released, and
we have a couple of incredible coffees from Panama in the works as well. Kuma
Coffee has also been in the news this week, as one of the top 5 up and comers
in specialty coffee from Seattle
Weekly, and were mentioned in Seattle
Met as a notable offering from fine dining superstar restaurant Canlis.
Things have been ramping
up here at Kuma Coffee this past spring, and there are no signs of slowing down
as the summer begins! We have added several new cafes around Seattle to our
partner list, including Trabant Coffee
in the University District and Pioneer Square, Tougo
Coffee Co in Capital Hill, and next week Barista in
Portland will be running our SOE "Cauca Inza Colombian". We have also
added a new employee to the Kuma Coffee clan, Peter Mark Ingalls, who has been
working in the Seattle coffee scene for the past 3 1/2 years. We will also be
seeing the 2012 crop coming in to the roaster over the next couple of months,
and we have some beautiful coffees that we couldn't be more excited about
sharing with you. So check back often and keep drinking Kuma!
Our subscription services are a great way to get insider access to our best coffees.
Our Roasters Choice Subscription Service automatically sends our customers the best coffee that we've been tasting lately on the cupping table. Please take a look at some of the special coffees coming up that will be sent out to subscribers.
March 1- Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
March 15- Kenya Gethumbwini
April 1- Burundi Gacokwe
April 15- Sumatra Tano Batak
Our new Espresso Subscription sends our customers the best espresso blends, seasonal espressos and single origin espressos being pulled.
March 1- Red Bear Espresso
March 15- Seasonal Espresso - Concepcion Chuito
April 1- Single Origin Espresso Burundi Gacokwe
April 15- Red Bear Espresso
The Panama Elida washed process coffee was truly a marvelous coffee and its 95 point Coffee Review score made it move very briskly. I wish that I could savor it forever more. The good thing is that coffees come and go and that there is always a possibilty of having something even more phenomenal in the future. So lets say goodbye to the goodness that was Panama Elida Estate Washed and all of its cranberry, hibiscus, melon, nightflower, sweet and tart crispness and look at some our other offerings that are also truly special.
If you loved the Panama Elida Reserve. Here are my top other favorite coffees right now that will also knock your socks off!
5. El Salvador Nombre de Dios
4. Panama Elida Natural and Panama Elida Natural Single Origin Espresso
3. Honey Pot Espresso (Panama Elida Honey Single Origin)
2. Kenya Gethumbwini (limited)
1. Kenya Gichatha-ini (very limited)
What a whirlwind of a year. Thank you all for the incredible support that we've received this year. You've made me both very tired and very thankful. I am looking forward to time with family over the next few days. I'm sure that we will be drinking a lot of coffee. I'm sure my little girl will have fun running around and playing with her cousins and I might even get a round or two of golf in.
I wish all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. We will halt roasting from Dec 23 to Dec 26 to spend time with family. We hope that you all can have a joyous time with your friends and family as well. Stop, unwind, give thanks.
and just maybe enjoy a cup of Kuma Coffee with the ones you love!
Mark, Liz, Mackenzie, Tasha and Kuma
If things look a little different to you, but kind of the same, good on you for noticing. We've made some recent improvements to the website to improve your experience. Here's a list of some of the changes that have been made.
- The shopping cart no longer requires a "google account." You can checkout as a guest and have the choice of creating an account or checking out as a guest.
- It's way easier for me to update offerings. New coffees and products can be posted easily.
- New pictures of Kuma Coffee adventures can be easily added to the slideshow on the homepage.
- The shopping cart is available on all pages and available from the home screen.
- Lots more pretty pictures
There's many more features available that we will look to take advantage of. We hope that this transformation gives all of our customers more of an insight into who we are.