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13 Mar

Great Coffee Brewed Anywhere

Jeff Yang

Coffee during travels doesn't need to be a compromise. We put our most approachable coffee in an easy to carry Pour Over Kit, available on our online store. It's ground, nitrogen flushed, and ready to brew; all you need is hot water. You can use it inflight, at camp, or during other coffee-scarce emergencies.

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15 Feb

Black Market Love

Jeff Yang

Cartel got weird on Valentine's Day this year. We sat down with Gertrude and Silas who explain how their love began with Black Market Blend Forty-Eight.

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18 Jul

What's With All the Black?

Jeff Yang

Last year, we challenged ourselves with the goal to create a blend that tastes better than any other while still holding it to the same high standards of sourcing, roasting, and curating our single-origin coffees that you're familiar with.

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22 Nov

Bringing Back the Carmen

Paul Haworth

El Carmen lies in the heart of El Salvador’s main ‘protected highway’ of forest, a part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor System that stretches all the way from Mexico down to Panama. In El Salvador, where more than 80% of the country’s coffee is produced under shade, this eco-system is based mainly in the coffee forest.

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27 Dec

New Salvadoran Coffee — Carmen

Paul Haworth

San Diego? Nope. El Salvador. Its ok if you don't get the joke. But that is where in the world this Carmen is—at least, where it is from. Apaneca Ilamatepec, El Salvador to be exact.

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