Monday, October 11, 2010

WIN FREE COFFEE from Coffee Ambassadors + NEW COFFEES!

There are a lot of really exciting things happening at CA. 

First of all we have NEW greens! There are two NEW coffee offerings available, both of which are very exciting.

First: Our Guatemala comes from a new farm Finca Villaure, and we couldn't be happier with what's coming out in the cup. This coffee comes from the Huehuetenango region, which is renowned for it's unique fruity taste.

A little bit about Guatemala
Guatemala is located just south of Mexico in Central america and has been growing coffee as one of it's major crops since the 1870's. Guatemalan coffees are known for having plenty of acidity that many describe as "winey". This tends to come out more clearly and with a better body when grown at higher elevations (as is ours).

We have found that this new Guatemala goes very well with the Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza Brazil. And have unleashed a BRAND NEW espresso blend we are calling the Blue Dragon. Make sure you check it out!

Second, our Honduras
This years Honduras once again comes from the Rancho Ebenezer Farm on the mountain of San Matias. If you haven't read the incredible story of our involvement with this farm check it out

A little bit about Honduras
Located just East of Guatemala, Honduras is a country that has been slowly gaining notoriety in the coffee world. Just ten years ago it was rare that anyone was talking about Honduran coffee.  But in the last decade coffee seems to have gotten better and better. This is certainly true of our partnership with the folks at Rancho Ebenezer. Last year this coffee was my pic for Coffee of the year at CA, and this year it's even better. Make sure you pick up some!

New Blog Writer
Another new feature at CA is ME. My name is Billy Kangas. I have been working with coffee and writing about it for the better part of a decade now. I have recently been brought on staff with CA to keep you all updated on the goings on in the Coffee World in general and at CA in particular. I hope I can start to build a relationship with you all!

We will be offering a free bag of coffee to the first person who can answer the following question:

Which of the following is NOT a Coffee growing region in Guatemala
A) The Antigua Valley
B) The Coban region
C) San Marco
D) The Pacamara Provence

We will be giving the prize to the first person to post on twitter with the hash tag #coffeeambassadors or who posts on the facebook group 


  1. Honduras is my favorite! So glad it's back.

    Also, Billy is great too! :)

  2. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for the info on the origin of the two coffee varieties.