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Santa Elena – El Corozo – Bourboncillo

Santa Elena – El Corozo – Bourboncillo

Bridgeport Coffee is proud to offer an extraordinary new coffee — Finca Santa Elena – Bourboncillo — with an important and amazing backstory, recounted by our president and founder: For years Fernando and Ernesto Lima and I have discussed the value of single-variety offerings. Historically, the strategy has been to diversify plantings to manage risk […]

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Santa Elena – Yellow Honey Prep

Santa Elena – Yellow Honey Prep

This year Fernando Lima did some special processing for us of the coffee from his organic farm, Santa Elena. The process is called Yellow Honey. Brief description: instead of removing all the fruit from the coffee seed (what everyone calls the bean) before drying, a little is intentionally left remaining. The seeds are then put […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Observations from Mike Pilkington, founder of Bridgeport Coffee One day last summer, I received an email from Joel Hammernick, who heads Sunshine Ministries in the Woodlawn community. I worked closely with Joel and his wife Paula during the time they opened Greenline Cafe on 61st St. The email introduced me to a man named Claude […]

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