This year, I'm doing something a little different: I'll be buying very small amounts of very special coffees, 20-50lbs, and selling them here as limited edition coffees. I'll be rotating coffees through very quickly, I doubt most will last more than a week, so if something piques your interest, grab it quick! Since these are VERY limited amounts: in the off chance I run out of one Limited Release, you will be sent the next one up. Sold in 1lb increments.
New Brazil Carmo de Minas Luiz Paulo Pereira Natural Sudan Rume!
Sudan Rume is a rare, wild varietal from the Boma Plateau in, you guessed it, South Sudan. Rarely used commercially, due to it's low yield, it's hardy disposition and resistance to coffee rust make it a common component when making higher yield, hardy hybrid strains. However, Sudan Rume is really unique in flavor, and tends to be hugely fruity (in the tropical vein), and explosively floral. This farm and grower have won the Cup of Excellence and Carmo Best Cup in the past, and suffice it to say this coffee is spectacular: floral notes greet in the aroma, with rose, bergamot, lemongrass, even a hint of cardamom. In the cup, salted caramel, plummy sweetness, ripe apricot, and guava notes abound, while the florals carry through, and it's all tied together with an effervescent quality that's the antithesis to the mass quantities of 'chocolate/hazelnut' coffees Brazil is mostly known for.
New Colombia El Embrujo 'Wizard' Aerobic Natural! Sold Out!
This completes the trifecta: we carried the 'Shaman' carbonic maceration version of this coffee in December, then the 'Witch' anaerobic fermentation version last month, and now the 'Wizard', an aerobically fermented coffee that spends around 40 hours in the fermentation tanks, while being monitoring Brix, TDS, and pH, then laid out to dry in silos where the cherries are mechanically stirred until they reach the optimal moisture level. This farm is on point ecologically, being the first small farm in Colombia producing microlots like these to be IMPACT certified; he employs 48 women year-round; he saves the pulp from processing as fertilizer, and plans to use vermiculture to process pulp into fertilizer; water from processing is used to water his corn crops; and the whole operation is solar powered. But nevermind all that, I purchased this based on the unbelievable quality of the previous two 'magical' offerings, and here we have tasting notes of grape candy, pink Starburst, strawberry cheesecake, raspberry, fresh lime zest, and light florals. As with the previous 2 coffees, I expect it to be amazing as espresso or drip.
New Ethiopia Gatta Anaerobic Natural! Sold Out!
This coffee hails from an Ethiopian supplier, Daya Bensa, whos coffees I've carried many times before (usually named Shantawene), and they are AMAZING. This coffee comes from Gatta Farm, where they run a very special program to increase the (already stellar) quality of their coffee using methods that aren't common in Ethiopia, like anaerobic processing. This coffee is so unique, so excellent, and so refined, it's being used in competitions, and scoring very well. This coffee is fermented sans oxygen in barrels, then laid out for natural processing in the sun.
Balance is the name of this astonishing game: deep specialty cacao, with delicate tanginess, and sweet herbacious and spice notes in the aroma carry through to the cup, where strawberry preserves like Smuckers abound, alongside tangerine zest, allspice and clove notes, and floral honeysuckle. Sweet and tangy, deeply chocolatey, with silky mouthfeel, an utterly decadent cup.
New Colombia El Embrujo 'Witch' Anaerobic! Sold Out!
Some of you had the chance to try the mega-insane Holiday Release Colombia El Embrujo 'Shaman' Carbonic Maceration, most of you did not (and it's a shame because it was stunningly fruity!). Well, this coffee is from the same grower, using anaerobic fermentation during processing. I could go into loads of detail on the farm and grower, as I did in the Holiday Release write-up, but I'll cut to the chase here: this coffee is hand-sorted, then anearobically fermented for 96-100 hours, during which BRIX, TDS, and pH are monitored closely. When fermentation is done, the cherries are naturally dried in silos.
The effect is profound: deep, silky, molten sipping chocolate, blackberry preserve, plum, dried prune, port wine, and even cola notes abound, and it's a monster of a deeply sweet, juicy cup. I expect to set the bar for espresso shots with this one!
If you're wondering what's going on with the nonclementure: El Embrujo means 'bewitched', and of course the coffees are called the 'Shaman', 'Wizard', and 'Witch'. They're having fun with it!
New Costa Rica Solis & Cordero La Maquina Honey/Natural! Sold Out!
Ivan Solis worked for years at Coopedota, a supplier I've used many times, and in 2017 opened Solis & Cordero Micro Mill, both to provide opportunity to his children, as well as the local community. For this coffee, cherries are hand-picked and sorted, washed, then transferred to tanks for anaerobic fermentation using yeast for 96 hours. The cherries are then pulped, and laid out to dry on raised beds, African-style.
The effect is unique and almost startling, with buckets of candied orange peel, port wine/grape, tropical notes of dragon fruit, and pineapple-y IPA-like herbacious notes. Amazing for drip, and an entertaining, juicy espresso.
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Janesh (Submitted on 26th Jan 2024)
Ordered a few of the limited releases. Enjoyed each of them! The most recent was a Columbian which was super flavorful and complex. Lots of juicy notes.
Everything out of the limited release has been fantastic, can't wait for more <3.
Alex (Submitted on 13th Sep 2022)
Ordered more of the Costa Rica Canuela Cafe de Altura Raised Bed Natural. The first pot I brewed won me over for this stuff.
DaveU (Submitted on 19th Jul 2022)
This is around my 5th order from WCR. Coffee is always delivered fresh and fast and is awesome as a preworkout , black with banana.
TW (Submitted on 9th Feb 2022)
I’ve been a West Coast Roasting customer for a long time now. Nate offers an exceptional product at a great price. This special reserve offering is no different. Thanks!
Mike D (Submitted on 21st Jan 2022)
I usually always jump when West Coast Roasting gets a limited release Ethiopian Coffee. The Ethiopia Organic Banko Chelchele Hambela Natural was such a beautiful tasting (I can't think of a better way to phrase it), which has such a wonderful smooth flavor with hints of Blackberry and Lavender. I absolutely absolutely loved this one. I ordered it last week, got it quickly, and it seems like this one sold out already.
Andrew (Submitted on 12th Oct 2021)
In the last 6 months I’ve been really surprised and impressed at the limited release selections. To the point that I’ve wanted to reorder a certain variety only to find they’re already sold out!
Carla (Submitted on 17th Sep 2021)
Enjoyed this very much!
Jorge (Submitted on 19th Feb 2021)
I’ve been buying the limited releases for the past few months and every release is great! I’m fairly new to the world of coffee and stumbled on to this roaster via Reddit. I look forward to more releases and I highly suggest you give it a try.
Parker (Submitted on 16th Feb 2021)
I'm fairly new to the world of being my own coffee and seeking quality providers but I have got to say how impressed I am with this limited edition Peru Fica Tasta. The smell alone makes me happy, but the freshly ground beans are a delight. After my first cup I instantly ordered a bag for a friend. I'm sad it's only a limited release but I'm grateful to have tried it!
chris (Submitted on 29th Dec 2020)
i've made this as pour over, espresso shot, and americano and i gotta say, *this* is what is in my head when i think what great coffee ought to taste like.
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