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Tucson’s Yellow Brick Coffee Offers ‘Intentional’ Beans, Sourced From Small Growers


David Perreira stands in the narrow back room at Yellow Brick Coffee that’s filled with burlap bags of raw coffee beans from around the world. A chalk-paint strip at eye level shows where the beans came from: Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Guatemala.

It’s clearly one of Perreira’s happy places.

Reaching into a bag, he hefts a handful of the green beans, letting them trickle through his fingers. The pea-sized beans have a grassy, herbaceous scent, but until they’re roasted, the beans are hard enough to crack a tooth.

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