One of the highlights of our trip to Brazil last year was a visit to Rancho Sao Benedito. We toured the farm, tasted a lot of coffee and, after a fantastic home-cooked lunch, were treated to a dressage display by the family’s prized Mangalarga Marchador horses. It was the coffee we were most excited about, though, and as soon as we tasted this beautiful natural processed lot, we made an offer to purchase it.Continue reading Brazil Rancho Sao Benedito
We’ve got some superb local art in all three of our retail cafes! Keep reading to find out more about what’s on the walls in January and February.Continue reading New Art in the Cafes
The latest addition to our single origin lineup comes to us from Fraijanes, high in the mountains of south-central Guatemala. La Aurora is an easy-drinking crowd pleaser, and we think it’ll be a big hit this holiday season!Continue reading Guatemala La Aurora
November is upon us and that means we have a new selection of awesome local art on the cafe walls!Continue reading New Art in the Cafes
Our newest single origin offering is a beautiful coffee from the Nandi Hills region of Western Kenya. We’re sure you’re going to love this bright, clean and aromatic coffee as much as we do! Kenya Kambiri is now available for purchase from all three of our retail cafes as well as from our website.Continue reading Kenya Kambiri
Our latest single origin offering is another beauty from the Huila region of south west Colombia. Copalito is a natural process Gesha, and we think you’re going to love it as much as we do!Continue reading Colombia Copalito
It’s that time again! Read more below to find out about the fantastic local art that’s on the cafe walls in September and October.
We visit the Mantiqueira de Minas region of Brazil on an annual basis. Source trips like this allow us to maintain long-term relationships with our producers, as well as providing the opportunity to taste a lot of coffee and make new friends.Continue reading Source Trip: Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil
It’s time for new art in all three of our cafes. Read more below about the fabulous local artists that are showing in July and August.Continue reading New Art in the Cafes
We’re excited to roll out two new single origin offerings this week. Both the Guatemala Twi’ Ha and the Colombia Rose Bourbon are now available for purchase from all three of our retail cafes as well as from our website. Continue reading below to find out more about these wonderful coffees.Continue reading New Single Origin Offerings
New crop Brazil is here! Our latest single origin offering was produced by our friend Sergio Dias on his farm, Finca Canaan, situated in the Mantiqueira de Minas micro-region of Southeastern Brazil.
The Mantiqueira de Minas region has been home to the Cocarive cooperative of coffee farmers since 1961. Cocarive comprises a close knit community of 700 farmers who have rejected industrial scale, low grade coffee production in favor of focusing on developing smaller lots of high quality coffee for export to speciality markets in the US, Europe, and Asia.Continue reading Brazil Canaan
We’ve got some awesome new local art in all 3 of our retail cafes. Read more below to find out what’s on the walls in May and June.
If you’re a regular at one of our cafes, or if you frequent one of our wholesale accounts, then chances are you’re already familiar with our Espresso Blend. Whether you drink it straight or in a milk-based drink, you’ll know what to expect: deep complexity, pie crust sweetness and a long, well balanced finish. Our roasters, trainers and baristas all strive day in, day out to keep it as consistent and perfectly extracted as possible. It’s our showcase product; the cornerstone of what we do.Continue reading The story of our Espresso Blend
At Cafe Besalu we’re proud to be part of the Ballard community. We wanted to create a permanent art installation that would pay tribute to our neighborhood, so we reached out to our friends at the Ballard Historical Society and the Museum of History and Industry. They helped us to assemble a wonderful collection of photographs that depict Ballard in days gone by. We were even lucky enough to find an early 20th century image of our own storefront , which at that time housed a barber’s shop selling haircuts for a quarter. We’re really excited to have these photographs on our walls, so come on in and browse the fascinating images as you enjoy a pastry and a cup of coffee!Continue reading New Art Installation at Cafe Besalu
Our latest single origin offering from Yemen is finally here! This is always one of the most eagerly anticipated coffees of the year and it is now available for purchase in all three of our cafes as well as from our website.Continue reading Yemen Al Ghayoul
We’re proud to feature work by local artists in all three of our retail cafes. Read more below to find out what’s showing in March and April.
We’re really excited about our latest single origin offering, which comes from Finca El Platanillo, the same farm that produced our Gesha micro-lot, El Estadio.Continue reading Guatemala Pixquin