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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!
Good news! We've just got a huge restock in! Ok, that's slightly less exciting than some new coffees, but we love our selections right now and couldn't bear to see them gone! Some of our favorites that received a helping hand:
Guatemala Huehuetenango El Injertal: We can't say enough good things about this coffee, it's honestly been hard to keep it in stock since it's so popular! We've been roasting a TON of it for our local customers and now you can get it roasted as well!
Burundi AA Bumoco Society: One of our favorite African coffees right now as we eagerly await the arrival of the rest of the Kenya AA harvest. Excellent as a light to medium roast!
Sulawesi Toraja: Another local favorite, this is the cleanest Indonesian coffee you'll ever have! Superb for dark roasting.
Bali Blue Moon: Another dark roasting Indonesian dynamo, we love the huge body and spicy notes mixed with the sweetness of baker's chocolate and vanilla.
Honduras Marcala COMSA Organic: A classic Central American treat, we favor this coffee as a first cup of the morning as it's super clean and sweet. Excellent as a medium roast!
Decaf Colombia Royal Select Swiss Water: In keeping with our Swiss Water decaf trend, we've restocked one of our favorite Decafs! Creamy texture and great body with notes of milk chocolate. Great in a half-caf "House" or Espresso Blend or as a single Origin!
We've got lots more on tap, so get em while they're hot folks! Speaking of hot, we've also updated our roasted selections. Know folks who love coffee as much as you do but aren't ready to leap into the wide world of home roasting? Send them our way!
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!
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.