Probably all coffee you have even tasted from El Salvador was washed processed. This is a unique honey-processed El Salvador microlot from finca Las Barreras.
New Coffee and Tea Bar
When we think of the Portage Lakes area, we think of a strong community with hard working people; an impressive school system; and quaint neighborhoods. With all of the community having students studying hard and people working quite a bit, there should be a place where they can all get together and catch up or study or have that moment to yourself where you aren’t hustled by daily life. This was the attraction we saw here at Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Company.
We plan on opening a shop in the Portage Lakes area very soon. We are looking for a starting staff of baristas who want to share their passion for coffee and tea and also learn more about the craft. We are looking for potential hires with professionalism, great service skills, who think on their feet, and, of course, have a passion for coffee and tea!
We have hired on a new Roastmaster named Diego Patterson. He’ll be taking on the tasks of leading the wholesale team, coffee sourcing and roast profile development. As Diego will begin his task of leading the coffee roasting, his life story seemed to lead him right to it. He was born and raised in David, Chiriqui, Panama, an area know for agriculture and cattle ranching. This area is also known for having an ideal climate for coffee harvesting (Muggswigz has sourced coffee from the region since 2006). As a child, Diego spent a lot of his time with his Grandmother and Aunt in Bouquete, Panama, actually getting to pick the coffee cherries and lay them out to dry, all the while getting exposure to the coffee harvest process. Diego has earned a culinary degree from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute and hopes to bring different cultures and experiences to his work and allow others to experience the same joy that he has. He feels he can do this through his new position with Muggswigz Coffee and Tea. “Now I know it’s not butchering a side of beef or filleting fish which are my two favorite things to do but the experience is similar; it brings a certain joy to know coffee beans have been roasted to bring out the best traits in it.
We were honored to be invited to judge the best of Antioquia coffee growing competition in Colombia. We cupped hundreds of coffees with a couple dozen other cuppers from around the world. Got to enjoy some great discussions with farmers. And found a coffee we liked so much that we bought the entire production of the farm for the year and were able to pay him three times what he normally gets since the mill was willing to keep his coffee separate! Good job Hector!