Invalsa News

  • New Bolivian coffees are in!

    We just received a whole container with the perennial favorites, Fair Trade Organic (FTO), Invalsa AAA, AA and A, as well as four new microlots from San Ignacio (two old favorites and two new, in for the first time) and one old favorite from from Kantutani (Cima del jaguar) and another new one from Amor de Dios. Did you know the Bolivian flag has three stripes: red, yellow and green? Note the symbolism of the pictured coffee cherries above! You can find them all here.

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  • A tasty new Burundian microlot just arrived!

    We just received 10 bags of a superb, tasty and memorable Burundian, all-women microlot from the Matongo Community, Kinyovu Washing Station. Cupping Score: 86.5 points. Read the cupping notes. You can order it here. To clear warehouse space for our new Bolivian arrivals, were are putting on sale our other Burundian microlot, Ryirengeye,

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  • The Brazilians are in!

    We just received a container with three superb Brazilian coffees: 1) Our perennial favorite: Sul Minas Natural, 2) Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Pulped Natural, a worthy successor to Fazenda Rainha, and 3) a delightful Pulped Natural microlot, Fazenda Barreiro. BTW, Fazenda is Portuguese for Farm!  You can find them all here. Give them a try!

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  • Gift Cards!

    So what do you give to that special person who seems to have everything... How about an Invalsa gift card? From $10 to $100 to multiples thereof, you can give fresh roasted, artisan coffee; green coffee (with a home coffee roaster to boot); the AeroPress® portable coffee brewer (invented by the same guy that invented the Frisbee®). Cocoa beans for the chocolatier wannabe, or just wonderful Bolivian chocolates already made. Ok, so your special person wants to eat healthy and nutritious. We also carry Royal organic white (and red!) Bolivian quinoa. BTW, Royal quinoa, with the larger grains, only grows in Bolivia. You...

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  • Black Friday Chocolate special!

    Order Bolivian chocolate from Para Ti and get free shipping anywhere in the US on orders above $18! Just enter the code 'CHOCOLATEFREESHIP' at checkout.

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  • For the chocolate lovers

    Did you know that we import Bolivian cacao, too? We didn't know this when we started out, either, but Bolivia is a special terroir for cacao, as well as for coffee. In 2013, the Invalsa team launched The Alto Beni Cacao Company, which helps smallholder farmers in the remote & tropical Alto Beni region of Bolivia to produce high quality cacao and processes it the reach industry-leading quality standards. This year, Para Ti, the largest Bolivian specialty chocolate company, became one of our customers for ABC cacao, and we are excited to be the only site where you can now...

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  • New Bolivian coffees are here!

    Check out a whole new batch of Bolivian arrivals, including two micro-lots from Siete Estrellas producers offering a micro-lot for the first time, and several available for wholesale orders at the Annex in Oakland, CA.

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  • Spanish for Coffee Buyers book

    Check out this first-of-its-kind, new book, Coffee Spanish for Coffee Buyers (A Field Guide), featuring an interview with Nelson about the Bolivian coffee industry!

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  • Two exciting arrivals from Costa Rica

    Check out two exciting new micro-lots from Costa Rica, including one 2016 COE National Winner, and one with a special farm tour video made just for us! Save

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  • Award-winning 2016 Colombian micro-lots are here!

    In February, Nelson was honored to be asked to serve as Head Judge for the fourth annual Best of Antioquia state competition. Now available are the four lots that he purchased at the competition auction, ranging from 88 to 90 points. Check them out here.

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