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New Coffee Day is always exciting, but today's cupping was one of the most exciting yet! We love getting in Microlots and learning about farmer's stories so we were pumped to taste the latest lot from Finca La Rosa's Catalina Rodriguez. We've also received a fresh Swiss Water Decaf and a fresh crop from Uganda!
Honduras Finca La Rosa Organic Microlot: We love coffee with a story and Catalina Rodriguez's story is pretty cool. From poverty to successful coffee farmer, you can taste her love for coffee in the cup. Full bodied, creamy and very balanced, it's sweet and lively with notes of red delicious apple, black cherry and apricot.
Uganda Bugisu AA Organic: Ugandan coffee is often underrated for reasons we can't sort out. This coffee is some of the best coming out of Africa! It's more Indonesian in character than Kenyan and Ethiopian coffees with a syrupy body and buttery texture. Look for notes of baker's chocolate, cherry and raisin.
Honduras Swiss Water Decaf Organic: Another awesome coffee from the COMSA co-op in Honduras. It's been processed using the Swiss Water Method which means it retains more of it's origin character than you get with many other methods and none of that "decaf" taste. It's easy going and accessible with notes of cocoa and graham cracker.
We also restocked our Colombia Swiss Water Decaf! Try them all or build a "house" decaf. We recommend one part Honduras and one part Colombia. For decaf espresso, use one part Colombia and one part Sumatra.
Summer is here and that means new harvests from Africa are finally beginning to hit the states! We got in two amazing ones as well as a new harvest from Mexico. You're gonna love em!
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha Washed: Some folks avoid washed Ethiopian coffees because they tend to be a bit too gentle and subtle. While this coffee is certainly more gentle than a natural Ethiopian, it's got much more oomph than you'd expect! Surprising body, very flavorful and extremely well balanced. Look for notes of pear, lavender and mild lemon.
Kenya AA Plus: We usually only stick to single estate AA's, but our importer talked us into this coffee and we're so happy they did! Sourced by a producer who specializes in blending the best of the best from the Kenyan Auction lot, this coffee is definitely exceptional. It maintains the big body and dry finish common in Kenyan coffee without the overwhelming wine notes. Balanced and sweet with notes of tangerine, peach and honey.
Mexico Huatusco Altura: After a series of rather disappointing coffees from Mexico last year, we were ready to give up on the country as a coffee source. Then along came our first coffee Huatusco. It's in a class all its own! Great balance, creamy texture, clean finish. This coffee is sure to please any coffee drinker, no matter their experience level! We love the sweet notes of milk chocolate, orange, nectarine and cherry.
New coffee day lands on a Tuesday this week. We usually wait until Friday, but our delivery and cupping schedules were thrown off and when you've got good new coffee sitting around, you just can't wait to share it! We've also rotated our Roasted Coffees this week to feature this new coffee as well.
Rwanda Coopac Organic & Fair Trade: Rwanda is a coffee country that continues to grow in quality and popularity each season and with good reason. It seems like every Rwandan coffee we get is better than the last and this one continues the trend. It's got great body like a Kenya AA, bold rich texture like a D.R. Congo (which it neighbors) and the sweet juiciness of an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Very balanced, slightly crisp with delicious flavors of peach, lime and red apple. Give this coffee a try and see why we think Rwandan coffee is some of the most underrated coffee in Africa!