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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.
You heard right, today is new coffee day! I know we usually prefer Fridays, but...ya know...not this week. So ready set, here we go!
Colombia Sierra Nevada Sol Naciete Organic: Colombian coffee is always a crowd pleaser; it's got full body, creamy texture and excellent balance. This small coop offering is absolutely exceptional and represents that niche well. It's slightly crisp with sweet notes of dark chocolate, orange, peach and caramel. Everyone will find something to love about this coffee!
El Salvador Santa Ana Pulp Natural: This unique coffee is processed using the Pulp Natural (semi-washed) method rather than being fully washed like most Central American coffees. Usually this results in a few raw and earthy twist that some folks love and others can't stand. This coffee is surprisingly balanced and mild for a Pulp Natural and we think it's a great balance between the two styles! Give it a shot even if you're not a typically adventurous coffee drinker.
Nicaragua Segovia Prodecoop Organic & Fair Trade: We had this coffee last season and loved it so we couldn't wait to get a new crop in. This harvest does not disappoint! It's highly drinkable and easy going with sweet notes of milk chocolate, a touch of lemon and a pleasant almond finish.
We also restocked several favorites and rotated our roasted selections, come see what's on tap!