NEWS

August 13, 2014


Your Favorite Coffee Roaster Was Recently Featured in Men's Journal!

Men's Journal has named Shenandoah Joe one of the 11 Best Coffee Shops in the U.S.


August 6, 2014


New Arrival

Ethiopian Nigusse Lemma - Micro Lot - Micro Lot

Ethiopian Nigusse Lemma - Micro Lot

This Ethiopian coffee comes from a family-owned farm in Meto Bundb, in the Limu region of south-western Ethiopia. The farm owner, Lemma Edeto, began working with coffee nearly 60 years ago and has passed down his knowledge to his two sons Haile and Nigusse. Both sons maintain the farm, which their father recovered after it was confiscated in the 1970’s by the Derg Regime. The farm sits at about 2,000 meters above sea level with natural spring streams and native indigenous varietals. The Lemma family also processes their coffee, giving them full control of the end product up to the final export stage. In February 2014 Nigusse and his family were recognized for winning the African Taste of Harvest competition, awarded by the African Fine Coffee Association.

Origin: Deru Mountains, Meto Gundb area, Limu Gennet region
Farm: Nigusse Lemma
Farmer: Haile and Nigusse Edeto
Varietals: Indigenous Heirloom
Altitude: 6,069-6,561 ft.
Process: Natural Process

Cupping notes: Strawberry, Creamy, Pineapple

$17.95/lb.


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July 18, 2014


New Arrivals

El Salvador Finca Siberia - Micro Lot

El Salvador Finca Siberia - Micro Lot

This 28 hectare farm was named “Siberia” for its chaotic weather conditions and difficult accessibility. The farm was inherited by Luis Arturo Silva, father of Rafael. Who continues applying the knowledge of his father and ancestors to the production of coffee.

Origin: Santa Ana, El Salvador
Farm: Finca Siberia
Farmer: Rafael and Carmen Silva
Varietals: Pacamara
Altitude: 1,450 ft.
Process: Washed

Cupping notes: shade grown, sweet cherry, creamy body, sugar cane and caramel flavors.

$17.95/lb.


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El Salvador Llano Grande - Micro Lot

El Salvador Llano Grande - Micro Lot

Rafael and Carmen who also own Finca Siberia purchased Llano Grande, a small farm on the outskirts of Apaneca. They did so to create jobs for their permanent workers and for the workers in the Apaneca area. They planted their first coffee trees in 2005. By 2008 they discovered, with much pride that the harvest produced an excellent cup. And have been able to rehire many of their workers.

Origin: Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range, El Salvador
Farm: Llano Grande
Farmer: Rafael and Carmen Silva
Varietals: Pacamara
Altitude: 1,450 ft.
Process: Honey Process

Cupping notes: clean cherry, raspberry and sweet syrupy honey body

$17.95/lb.


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July 9, 2014


New Single Origin Coffees

Tanzanian Mondul Estate Peaberry


This stunning coffee has wonderful citrus character with hints of lemon, lime and grapefruit throughout.

Kenya Mihando Peaberry


This is a medium-bodied coffee, nice acidity with white grapefruit and tart lime flavors.

Guatemalan El Tambor is back!


A medium-bodied coffee with an alluring flavor combination of butterscotch, brown sugar, and ripe tropical fruits.


June 30, 2014


New Arrival
Costa Rica Dona Margerita - Micro Lot

Juan Jose and Joaquin Araya are third-generation coffee growers. Their family has been producing coffee on the Dona Margerita farm for over 80 years. The farm, named for their mother, is ten hectares in size and is located in the town of San Juanillo. The honey processing of this coffee was overseen by COOPRONARANJO, where it was dried in the sun on patios. The brothers grow the Caturra and Catuai varietals, as well as avocado and duranzno, a peach like fruit. Every year Juan Jose has the soil analyzed, and he feels that this helps him properly fertilize his trees to maximize the quality of his coffee. The brothers realize that the only solution to a low market price it to produce exceptional quality. When asked what message he would like to convey to the consumer, Juan Jose replied: “Anybody who drinks my coffee will love it!”

Origin: Costa Rica, Naranjo region in western valley
Farm: Dona Margerita
Farmer: Juan Jose and Joaquin Araya
Varietals: Catuai
Altitude: 5200 ft.
Process: Honey Process

Cupping notes: orange, honey and plum, light to medium body nice acidity

$17.95/lb.


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June 26, 2014


We're gettings another shipment of coffee growlers!

Friday afternoon we'll have more coffee growlers. Fill them with your favorite iced coffee, or walk across the street and get some Jack's Java - our coffee stout collaboration with Three Notch'd Brewery.


June 26, 2014


Shenandoah Joe is growing and we need your help!

We have job openings in the following positions:

Roastery Manager
Production roaster
Roastery workers, bagger and delivery
Baristas
Counter Staff

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.


June 5, 2014


New Arrival:
Honduras Cual Bicicleta - Micro Lot

Honduras Cual Bicicleta - Micro Lot

Don Osar started growing coffee on his farm, Cual Bicicleta, in 1997, right after he finished his military service. With an initial planting of 1500 trees and through meticulous attention to detail, the farm produced high yields of coffee. The low price levels of the coffee market in the early 2000s however caused Don Oscar to look at other ideas in order to obtain better pricing premiums for his coffee. This is when he decided to convert to 100% organic production. Initially the change cost him almost 90% of his coffee yield. After seeking technical support from the COMSA cooperative and increasing the organic fertilizers on his farm, Don Oscar was able to return to his previous levels of production. In fact, since the switch to fully organic production, his harvest levels are higher than ever. Don Oscar produces one of the finest and most complex coffees not only in the Marcala region, but in all of Honduras.

Origin: La Esmeralda, Marcala, La Paz
Farm: Cual Bicicleta
Farmer: Don Oscar Omar Alonzo
Varietals: Catuai
Altitude: 4980 ft.
Process: Natural

Cupping notes: juicy, strawberry jam, watermelon

$17.95/lb.


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