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26 May

Tasting, Palate Development, and ways to compare coffee

Cartel Staff

As coffee professionals, we tend to have more developed palates — therefore different preference in flavor profile. As a coffee consumer, you might not have the same access to drinking single origin coffees side by side. Something a barista might prefer could seem sour and not reminiscent of the full bodied cup you are looking for. To bring some context to what a coffee professional defines as a flavor profile, it is important to break down the barrier of words. 

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20 May

Cox 7 Features Our Green Buying Process

Cartel Staff

From day one, we’ve carefully selected the coffees we roast and sell, whether working with top-notch importers or directly with farmers. We specifically keep an eye out for unique coffees, whether they consist of an obscure variety or are processed in an unconventional way or are simply just extraordinarily delicious. 

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07 May

#carteldirectsource: Juan Diego & Finca El Culpan

Paul Haworth

Juan Diego, along with his family, owns and operates the magnificent estate, Finca El Culpan. I felt an instant kinship with him after learning that he attended Arizona State University in Tempe—a few blocks from both my home and Cartel’s roastery!

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