We believe that seasonality is great, and we're doing what we can to have fresh coffee arrivals throughout the year. Even if we always try to improve by controlling the processing, drying, warehousing and shipping, there are some differences in how long coffees tend to hold up in freshness before they slowly start to lose some attributes and develop some aged flavors. In general, we think this is impossible to completely escape as a roaster or importer - but some advance planning helps a lot. We are trying to cover the seasons accordingly with our selections and origins to always make sure there will be availability of great fresh coffees in stock.

Orange = Harvest (Picking and selection). Green = Arrival (at our warehouse in Europe).

Country (origin) jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
Colombia (1st harvest) Arrival Harvest Harvest
Ethiopia Harvest Arrival Arrival Arrival Harvest Harvest Harvest
Kenya Harvest Arrival Arrival Arrival Harvest Harvest Harvest
El Salvador Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival Arrival Harvest
Honduras Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival
Costa Rica Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival Arrival
Colombia (2nd harvest) Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival Arrival
Rwanda Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival Arrival
Burundi Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival Arrival
Indonesia (Java) Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival
Tanzania Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival
Brazil Arrival Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Harvest Arrival Arrival

Harvest can vary from year to year, we try to keep this calendar as up to date as possible.

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Colombia (1st harvest)

Harvest: October - December

Arrival: December - February

This is the main season for parts of Huila and Antioquia. We buy a lot of complex and fruit driven micro lots from Huila and coffees of different cultivars and experimental processing from Antioquia. And as always there will be some larger lots at slightly lower pricing from both Huila and Narino. If you don't want you don't have to stock up for more than 6 months as there will be a second harvest coming later. Luckily enough Colombia has two seasons for harvest and purchase. We recommend to plan accordingly and use them while still fresh. As for espressos we think they can last for a little longer.

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Ethiopia

Harvest: October - January

Arrival: March - May

We always have a very wide range of super complex and characteristic coffees from many different regions. Both washed and naturals. We buy from cooperatives, private washing stations and single farmers. Normally the harvest is peaking in November/December. We are starting to cup and select from January and continue to buy throughout April. There will be some early and some late shipments. Naturals are normally arriving later. Normally shelf life is good and coffees are holding up well. Usually these coffees can be used throughout the year.

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Kenya

Harvest: October - January

Arrival: April - June

We are very active in Kenya for one reason, and that is to find and select some of the best coffees in the world. Still, we are working with many of the cooperatives on a permanent basis. But it is about selecting the lots that we find most flavorful. The most interesting stuff seems to generally be harvested in November/December. The coffee normally reach the market to be cupped in January and onwards. We start cupping for selection and purchase early, and try to buy over a time span of 2 months. Normally the coffees hold up very well and can be used more or less throughout the year.

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El Salvador

Harvest: December - April

Arrival: April -June

We work with a couple of producers with a very broad selection of different farms and preparation like honeys and naturals. Everything from tiny micro lots of 5 bags to 100 bag lots. They work well as filters and are sought after as espressos. Depending on location and altitude they are harvesting over a longer period of time. Majority will be in February. We have good experience with our Salvadors holding for longer than expected, possibly due to different preparations that the producers are doing for our coffees. Still good to use them within a reasonable amount of time, but up to 9 months at least should fine.

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Honduras

Harvest: January - April

Arrival: May - June

We have lately increased our activities and offers from Honduras. The coffees we buy is almost all micro lots from different producers and farms. They are something different than our other coffees from Centrals. Really rich, complex and sweet. Most of what we are buying is harvested in February and March. Both because of the micro climate in the regions and also due to the higher altitudes. Hondurian coffees is by many known for fast aging, but we are managing that by strict protocols on moisture and water activity, as well as good storage and efficient shipments.

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Costa Rica

Harvest: January - April

Arrival: May - July

Costa Rica is generally about micro lots of different processing methods. The majority is standout honey coffees, but we also do both washed and naturals. So far we have been buying the coffees from the later part of the harvest as they are generally from the higher altitudes. Our Costa Ricans are generally shipped in vacuum. They tend to hold well and are so far performing great for a long period, up to a year after harvest.

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Colombia (2nd harvest)

Harvest: April - July

Arrival: September - November

This covers the second round of great micro lots and some larger producer blends. This is the time for harvest in Narino, Tolima and parts of Huila. Amazing attributes and profiles, but as for the 1 st harvest you don't have to stock up for too long. Can be good to buy two times pr year. Luckily enough Colombians have wo seasons for purchase. Good to plan accordingly and use them while still fresh. As for espressos we think they can last for a little longer.

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Rwanda

Harvest: April - July

Arrival: September - November

We have some long lasting relationships with producers that are producing small to medium sized lots, carefully harvested and prepared for us. They are from different regions, and have characteristics not found elsewhere. We are starting cuppings and selections around June, into the later pickings in August. Like most East African coffees we have good experience on longer shelf life, and our coffees seems to be maturing well. We strive to get the coffees in early as we want fresh coffees in our portfolio for the autumn.

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Burundi

Harvest: April - July

Arrival: September - November

We work with one producer that now has four washing stations in the Kayanza area. He has proven to produce some of the best Burundians we have ever tasted. He's constantly experimenting to improve and are doing special preparations for us. We start selections around June/July, into the later pickings in August. He is normally very efficient on shipment and they are generally arriving in September. Like most East African coffees we have good experience on longer shelf life, and our coffees seems to be maturing well.

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Indonesia (Java)

Harvest: May - August

Arrival: October - November

Indonesia is a new origin region that we started to explore in 2016. We buy a selection of small to medium sized lots from a new farm and producer that is doing things very differently than whats "normal" in Indonesia. These coffees have so far been performing great on shelf life compared to our expectations. Most of the lots we buy is harvested around June/July. We aim at receiving the coffees in September. The improved processing and drying helps. It adds a broader selection of fresh coffees to the latter part of the year.

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Tanzania

Harvest: June - September

Arrival: November - December

We started a few years ago with some small new projects in the south of Tanzania. It's been going really well. We are buying small to medium lots of coffees that suit most purposes. The profile is almost like a mix of a balanced Kenyan and a fruit driven Colombia. Peak of harvest in that area is in August. We work hard to make sure the coffee is stored well locally and are shipped in time so they maintain fresh for a longer period.

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Brazil

Harvest: May - October

Arrival: November - January

We generally buy small to medium sized lots of Brazilian coffee that are slightly different and more fruit driven than many other Brazilian coffees in the market. That said, we also have some larger lots at slightly lower prices that are used for volume espressos etc. Brazil has areas peaking in different periods from May to October. Generally the main period will be around July. We are buying coffees from some higher altitude areas (for Brazil) so they are normally coming slightly later than the lower altitudes.

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