Ok, so these coffees aren't new to us per se, but they are brand spankin' new crops we've been patiently waiting for. It's always a bit nerve wracking to see what new crops of coffees that have been your favorite in the past will be like this season, but it makes it all the more exciting when they turn out to be spectacular!
Guatemala Ceylan Organic RFA: Guatemalan coffees are some of our best selling coffees and with good reason. But somehow the little region of Atitlan always gets overlooked in favor of it's powerhouse brother, Huehuetenango. Well, we're hear to tell you that if you love Guatemalan coffee and you aren't trying this one, you're missing out! It's just as full bodied and rich as most Huehuetenangos but a bit sweeter, juicier and with just a bit more balance.
Uganda Bugisu Organic AA: Much like our D.R. Congo Organic, this coffee feels like it's part African and part Indonesian. It's got that dry, red wine feel and finish but with a huge syrupy body and slight complexity. We like it best right at Medium to Medium-Dark, but you can easily take these beans darker as they hold up to heat well and roast very evenly.
We've also added to our Roasted Coffee Selections for those of you who want the heavy lifting done in advance! Are you following us on social media? We're growing our Facebook and Instagram pages and want you to be the first to know what's going on. Happy Roasting and Brewing ya'll!
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga Natural has been our favorite natural processed Ethiopian coffee for two years running. When you try as many coffees as we do, that's pretty impressive. So when we heard the Konga region had a washed version of their amazing coffee, we just had to get some. We could not be more pleased!
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga Washed: Most washed coffees from Yirgacheffe tend to be light, mild and floral. You know...kinda boring. But not this one! It's surprisingly full bodied with a long, sweet finish. The floral taste of honeysuckle is still there, but it's accompanied by a big burst of strawberry and just a dash of lemon and lime. If you've tried the Natural Konga, it's very similar, just more balanced and less...funky. Think more refined!
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If you haven't heard, we've recently started a monthly subscription service: The Captain's Coffee Club. It's a pretty simple idea: Join our subscription service and we'll send you the best coffee we have each month, green or roasted by yours truly. You don't have to worry about remembering to order coffee (ugh...not emergency grocery store junk again!) and you can pause, cancel, switch, increase or decrease your subscription any time from your account page! The best part is that your monthly subscription fee covers everything, including shipping so you know exactly what you're paying each month.
In order to thank our current subscribers and encourage everyone to give it a try, we've lowered the subscription fees on all of our memberships! We're always thinking of new ways to keep making the Club more exciting, so hit us with ideas anytime!
It's unseasonably warm for January here in the mountains, but that doesn't mean we aren't busy stocking new coffees! This week's new coffee day features 3 new green coffees as well as new roasted coffees.
Burundi AA BUMOCO Society: Our first AA from Burundi comes from the Burundi High Mountain Coffee Society. These big beans are crisp and slightly tart with a medium-full body and tea-like texture. The result is a slightly complex balance of sweet and tart with notes of green apple, lime and white grapefruit. Try something out of the ordinary!
Peru La Florida Organic: We've been really enjoying trying new coffees from Peru lately and we haven't been let down yet! This one from the La Florida co-op has a bit more "oomph" that others we've tried with more dark chocolate than milk chocolate tones. It's got a nutty almond finish with a nice full body and creamy texture. This one is the crowd-pleaser of the bunch.
Honduras Royal Reserva Natural Organic: We had this coffee last year and couldn't wait to get some more back in. It's the result of a collaboration between the COMSA co-op in Honduras and worldwide importer Royal NY. The idea was to produce a natural processed Honduran coffee that would show off the best of both worlds and they absolutely nailed it. It's complex and juicy with a syrupy body and notes of cherry, melon, strawberry and honey.
Have you checked out the Captain's Coffee Club yet? It's our "coffee of the month club" that you can subscribe to in a minute and pause any time! Choose two different amounts per month and choose between green or roasted coffee. We'll send you our best and brightest coffees in stock and all you have to do is check the mail!
Well folks, the Holidays have come and gone, a new year has arrived and we're putting ourselves to work! It's been a cold, snowy week here in the mountains of Western North Carolina so hot coffee has been a critical part of our New Year (as if we need an excuse to drink good coffee). So we're back at it full steam and excited for 2017 with a big restock and a couple new coffees!
Colombia Tolima Organic: Coffee from the Tolima region of Colombia has been a consistently amazing coffee for several seasons now and we're excited to have it back! It's an absolute treat to roast since it comes out so evenly and it's incredibly balanced and sweet in the cup. It's got notes of cherry, milk chocolate and orange with great body and a clean finish. And it's Organic to boot!
Tanzania Peaberry Ruvuma: Tanzania has become synonymous with Peaberry coffee and for good reason. The Ruvuma region has been producing amazing Peaberry for some time and we love having it in stock. This season's crop is balanced and clean with a medium body and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Look for notes of black tea, peach and just a hint of lemon.