March 3, 2014
We have job openings in the following positions:
Roastery workers, bagger and delivery
Find job information and application on the job’s page. If interested in the roastery manager or production roaster position, please send cover letter and resume.
January 24, 2014
Shenandoah Joe is proud to bring to more Geisha’s to Charlottesville! We will be roasting these coffees on February 11th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Perfect gift for that Valentine that is crazy about coffee.
Buy two or more half pounds and get a small custom printed burlap bag. Pre order is recommended as supplies are very limited.
Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda Boquete
We first purchased coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda in 2006. That was the first year the farm won the SCAP Best of Panama competition. Following the competition, they set a world record for the price paid for coffee at auction. That price has been shattered several times as they have garnered the reputation as one of the elite coffees in the world.
This particular lot is not an auction lot, but rather a single estate blend of 100% geisha that features many of the same qualities and attributes as their famous auction lots.
Farm: Hacienda La Esmeralda
Cupping Notes. The cup opens up with a floral aroma hinting at violets and lily. The creamy and silky body of the coffee is complimented with critic flavors of tangerine and raspberry. The honey like sweetness stands out with a bright high toned acidity with an aftertaste of honeysuckle and semisweet chocolate.
$19.75 half lb.
Panama Don Pachi
The classic profile of a Geisha variety coffee is turned on its side by its rare pairing with the natural process. Geisha is a relatively new varietal within the coffee industry and is most often processed using the washed method. By leaving the mucilage on the beans as they dry, this coffee features more pronounced dark fruit and chocolate flavors than would be found in a typical tea-like Geisha.
Francisco Serracin, producer at Don Pachi Estate, brought the Geisha varietal to Panama from Costa Rica in the 1960’s because of its resistance to common diseases on other plants in the Boquete region. In 2011, Francisco submitted their Natural Geisha into the SCAP Best of Panama competition. Don Pachi Geisha Natural is one of the highest scoring coffees in the history of the SCAP Best of Panama auction and it also received one of the highest prices ever at auction.
Region/County: Boquete, Panama
Altitude: 1500 meters
Farm: Don Pachi Estate
Cupping Notes: Floral aroma typical of a Geisha, but opens up with a creamy body and notes of purple grapes, caramel, and sweet chocolate.
$38.95 half lb.
January 18, 2014
Juan Jose Ernesto Menendez is a fourth generation coffee farmer. Las Brumas is located between 4800-5000 feet elevation, on the side of the Llamatepec Volcano. The mists there are thick and volatile, lending to the name Las Brumas -- The Mists. This unique micro-climate and high elevation present unique growing conditions for the coffee trees, forcing them to mature more slowly and influencing the flavors of the coffee cherry, bringing out sweeter notes in the processed coffee.
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Farm: Las Brumas
Farmer: Juan Jose Ernesto Menendez
Altitude: 5500 ft. Process: washed
This best of El Salvador 2012 and 2013 winner is composed of red and orange bourbon. It has gone through the washed process. Flavor notes are sugar cane, plum and maple syrup.
November 4, 2013
Espresso Porter Is Back!
For the fifth year Shenandoah Joe is collaborating with South Street Brewery to bring you best of coffee and beer – the Espresso Porter. The beer is in the tanks now, so keep your eye open.
November 3, 2013
Work with coffee! Shenandoah Joe is now seeking a Roastery Manager, Register Staff, and Bar-Back. View full job descriptions here.