40 different coffees. But more kilo's of the same.
A couple of them never reached any sunlight, cause only for blending, but most were published on my other blog :
In total we are talking between 45 and 50 tons of coffee, divided in the following percentages :
ETHIOPIA : 31%
COLOMBIA : 14%
GUATEMALA : 14%
KENYA : 12%
BURUNDI : 9%
COSTA RICA : 6%
BRAZIL : 4%
NICARAGUA : 4%
INDONESIA : 3%
RWANDA : 2%
PANAMA : 1%
EL SALVADOR : 1%
Probably this is not fully correct, but it gives an idea.
Ethiopia is classic. Other years it even goes up to 35%, but we had a hard time finding interesting Yirgacheffe lots this year. More good Sidamo's popped up though.
Colombia we use a lot for blending. Not the most spectacular filter beans, but a good solid espresso base.
Guatemala made a big come back this year after some troubles previous to 2015. Good mouthfeel, spices and excellent blenders.
Kenya in getting more and more important. It became our favorite country and even on espresso we saw some mind blowing results. Super year!
Burundi was in trouble before, but the newest crop 15/16 is better than ever. So expect more to come next year. Value wise the best stuff around at this moment.
Costa Rica is a classic favorite here. I think we didn't find out lots that were really jumping out, but over all a decent year and moderate prices.
Brazil is the biggest coffee producer in the world, but not the greatest. Lots of earthy unwashed coffee's, but left and right we found a couple of gems for espresso roasting.
Nicaragua is every year on the list, but mostly for 1 or 2 %. This year we discovered one fantastic blender and bought lots of it.
Indonesia is never high on the list, but we found 2 nice beans, especially for espresso roasting.
Rwanda is also on the rise, but we did not blend this one in yet. New great Rwanda lots on our radar though.
Panama. Only one small lot this year. More interesting lots passed by, but in general over priced.
El Salvador is very often one of our fav country's in Central America, but one way or another we did not roast more than 1 pacamara. Probably more next year, again.
What have we been missing?
Honduras - i don't remember i even tried some this year
Papua New Guinea - currently on the cupping table
Peru - nothing fancy this year
Mexico - mostly we buy the Kassandra, but up to now no other samples of Mexico in sight. weird.
India - too earthy and woody
Ecuador - a down fall here, less and less specialty's around
Malawi and Zimbabwe - nothing cupped unfortunately
Congo - first samples left and right, but not good enough or too expensive
Tanzania - we cup em, but problems with transportation - sloooow - and storage ruin a lot