Visions In Focus Roaster: Variety Coffee

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Variety Coffee Roasters is our latest Visions In Focus Roaster. You may have seen their coffee at our booth at SCAA in Atlanta this year! Variety got it’s start in 2008 with a team of extremely talented and passionate coffee professionals. Elliot from Variety says “With an ever-increasing dedication quality, our endeavor is to ethically source the world’s rarest and most unique green coffees. Working hand in hand with producers, we continually strive towards providing you with a precision roasted perfect cup.” Get a taste of the east coast at our Seattle showroom.

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Peru San Fernando:
This certified organic coffee is grown by various small producers in the Cusco province of Peru. The typica and caturra varietals are brought to the San Fernando co-operative for processing. Their fully washed process includes an 18-22 hour fermentation in concrete tanks and 8-10 hours of drying on patio. This ultra sweet coffee is accompanied by a wonderfully rich body.

Visions In Focus Roaster: Spotted Cow

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Spotted Cow Coffee is a hidden gem just outside of Seattle in Mill Creek Town Center. They have an extraordinary coffee program, an amazing selection of gelato & ice cream, and coffee legend Maxwell Mooney is on staff. We’re super stoked to have them as our hometown Visions in Focus Roaster this month!

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Our shelves are stocked with Spotted Cow’s seasonal Farmhouse Espresso. The blend consists of  Gelana Abaya, a grade 1 natural from Ethiopia, 30% Finca Zacamitla a Mexican coffee from Veracruz, and 30% Cerro Azul, a washed Costa Rican coffee.
Tasting notes: Plum, Blueberry Jam, Chocolate, Syrupy Body

Panda Out

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Hey everyone, Panda here. This unfortunately will be my last post for Visions. I’ve recently taken a job as the Head of Coffee with Walter’s Coffee Roastery here in Brooklyn NYC. This past year has been amazing and Visions has been a big part of that. I moved to New York City last June. I moved without a job and jumped into the city feet first. A few days after my move Visions called me up and offered me a job as their Marketing & Brand Manager. Obviously I took it.

This was my first remote job so I was a little nervous about workflow and if I’d feel like I was a part of the team. Lucky for me the entire team at Visions took me in with open arms. Even when we had staff meetings and I attended via Google hangout they made me feel like I was really there. This sense of camaraderie is what makes the Visions team so great!

I was able to attend a lot of amazing coffee events for Visions this year. East Coast Coffee Madness in Montreal, USBC qualifiers in Kansas City, SCAA in Atlanta, and a whole bunch here in NYC are just a few. We also helped support local coffee events like NW Space Agency here in Seattle, TNTNYC, and The League of Lattes in Indiana. We reconnected and forge new relationships along the way.

It has been a pleasure to be a part of a team with such a rich history in the coffee industry. Visions is led by a group of coffee professionals that not only provide the best service but also educate and support the community. It’s going to be hard to leave this team but I’ll always keep in touch.

Signing out,

Michael “Panda” Fernandez
Marketing & Brand Manager
Visions Espresso Services