For Christmas, Erica bought Dean Cycon’s book Javatrekker. I still have a few chapters to finish, but it was a very eye-opening look into the world of coffee trading. And while I still have a good deal to learn exactly what it “Fair Trade” means, we decided to be very intentional in our coffee purchases moving forward.

As a way of thanks for opening our eyes we looked up Dean’s Beans (run by the same fellow above) online. He roasts all Fair Trade and Organic beans, and for crazy home roasters like us, he also sells green beans. We ordered a bit (we typically order enough for about three months to cut down on shipping costs) and we just got it all in yesterday!

Here is what we got:

  • 2 lb. Organic Green Timor
  • 2 lb. Organic Green Peruvian
  • 2 lb. Organic Green Peruvian (Decaf – Swiss water processed)
  • 2 lb. Organic Green Nicaraguan
  • 2 lb. Organic Green Indonesian (Java)
  • 2 lb. Organic Green Guatemalan
  • 2 lb. Organic Green Ethiopian
  • 2 lb. Organic Green Colombian

I’m looking forward to the Ethiopian as it has been some time since we’ve had some coffee from Africa. Erica, however, is pretty excited about trying the coffee from Timor. We have tried a number of coffees from the area including Sumatra, Java, Bali, and Papua New Guinea, but coffee from Timor will be a new one to add to that list.

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