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As we wave goodbye to February (and hopefully Winter!), we begin to look forward to a whole bunch of new harvests hitting the states come Springtime. Thankfully, some new coffees have already begun to trickle in and they're a sign of coffees to come, we couldn't be more excited!
Brazil Barra Grande Natural: Brazil exports a LOT of coffee. Literally more than any other country in the world, which can sometimes mean finding the really good stuff is harder than you might think. Well, we landed a gem with this single estate from Sitio Barra Grande. It's mild and gentle with low acidity, a creamy body and great balance. Sweet notes of cocoa and orange with a nutty finish. Great as a mild cup by itself and stellar in Italian style espresso blends.
Colombia La Cristalina Excelso: With there being so many wonder organic options from Colombia, it's rare we get a conventional one in. But when our importer described just how good this coffee was, we knew we had to have a bag. It's just as delicious as promised! It's got a luxurious and silky body with excellent balance and little to no bite. Sweet notes of milk chocolate, caramel and cherry abound with delightful floral undertones.
Bali Blue Moon: Folks who shop with us often know we carry the organic version of this coffee quite often since it's an absolute knockout coffee. For one reason or another, the organic part of this crop was delayed significantly so upon hearing that the conventional version has exactly the same profile, we pounced on it! Rich, syrupy body and a complex profile follow an unusually crisp front end. We love the notes of baker's chocolate, vanilla, black pepper and cedar.
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!
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!
As Christmas gets closer, winter has begun to really set in. This week, we set about choosing coffees to stock that were not only delicious, but perfect for warming your heart, soul and body. We know you'll enjoy these new coffees as much as we do!
El Salvador Las Mercedes Estate: This single estate coffee is wonderfully balanced and warm with a full body and creamy texture. Look for notes of sweet dark chocolate and toffee with just a touch of lemon. It's a pleasure to roast and will handle a spectrum of roast levels well.
Java Taman Dadar Organic: This delicious Indonesian coffee is a house favorite and we couldn't wait to get a fresh crop. This harvest is just as low acid and syrupy as we remember and makes for a perfect dark roast due to its density. It's got a long, lingering finish and notes of baker's chocolate, pine and a hint of black cherry.