Exploring the Coffee World

Beginning in the mid-1990s we began to offer a “Coffee of the Month” from the most exotic, paranormal location we could find. Along with the coffee we began to write and publish an entertaining if not entirely factual description of the origin and taste under the by-line “The Coffee Scout”. As far as we know, no one else had ever written under that by-line.

We continued writing and publishing The Coffee Scout reports for a few years, which appeared increasingly less regular over time. One reason for this was the difficulty we had in acquiring more of the coffees once we had published our description of them online. Since they were truly unique and scarce coffees it didn’t take much to make them disappear entirely. All bought up by somebody we never heard from. Another reason was lack of time and energy we had to devote to it.

This page is an index to those coffees and reports for those who want to look back on a fun and wacky chapter in the history of our insanely unsuccessful marketing program.

Hope you get a chuckle out of them.

Sacramento French Film Festival Starts on Father's Day Weekend

Coffee Works has teamed up with Sacramento Metropolitan Arts…

Uganda AA "Bugisu"

The Pearl of Africa Is it possible to overstate the importance…

Myanmar Natural "Golden Triangle"

The British introduced coffee trees to Burma (now Myanmar)…

Colombia "San Agustin"

Coffee has been king in Colombia more than a century. Colombia…

Ethiopia Natural Sidamo

Call me Mr. Natural If coffee drinking were a religion,…

Guatemala Huehuetenango

Way, Way Tasty As in other parts of the Americas, coffee was…

Nicaragua "Sabor de Segovia"

Cooperatively Organic In Northwestern Nicaragua, where…

Timor Maubesse (Cert. Organic)

We come again to the familiar coffee-producing neighborhood…

Papua New Guinea "Peaberry"

On the eastern half of New Guinea Island lies the unspoiled…

Yemen Mocha "Rimy"

"Smooth and Delicious" Legend Long ago and far away, coffee…

Honduras H.G.

MUCHO GUSTO Mention Honduras and the mind conjures up a jumble…

Puerto Rico "Yauco Selecto"

Historians credit the Boston Tea Party in 1773 for creating…
Map of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe AA+ "La Lucie Estate"

Last year we introduced a premium "flagship" coffee from…

Tanzania Peaberry

We begin our 1998 Coffee of the Month series with the perenial…

Kenya AA "Karindundu Estate"

Equatorial Kebab On the map, the Equator skewers Kenya like…

Ethiopia "Yirgacheff"

This month we revisit our old friend, Ethiopia Yirgacheff.…

Congo "Kivu"

A Rediscovered Name In May of this year rebels ousted…

Kona Estate "Holualoa"

In Fall 1982 Coffee Works fired up its fluidized-bed roaster…

Brazil Sao Laurenzo

Brazil is the largest tropical country on earth, containing…

Panama Boquete "La Berlina Estate"

With the media buzzing like summer bees over price gyrations…

India Mysore "Nuggets"

Cauvery Peak Estate Owing to their northern tropical latitude…
Map of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe "Pinnacle"

Coffee growers of Southern Africa have overcome many obstacles…