Hey friends! Despite the natural disasters that have been plaguing the good folks of Indonesia the past few weeks, the crops they harvested a few months ago are finally hitting the states. Our hearts go out to these amazing folks and we're going to continue to support the farmer's livelihoods by buying and enjoying their amazing coffee!
Flores Bajawa Ngura Organic: That's right, the komodo dragon is back! This coffee is definitely a fan favorite here at the shop, folks have been asking for it for months! More refined than Sumatra but more complex than Sulawesi, it's very similar to Bali in it's balance. Huge, syrupy body and notes of baker's chocolate, vanilla bean and a touch of cedar. Great for dark roasting!
Java Kayumas Estate Organic: This delicious coffee is for folks who enjoy the big, rich body and low acidity of Indonesian coffee with a more balanced bent. Creamy, rich body and notes of dark chocolate, mild cherry and a hint of black pepper give way to a surprisingly clean finish. We like this one more medium roast but it can go dark with great results too!
Well we made it through Florence with minimal problems, though areas that did receive more significant impact should expect possible shipping delays. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends on and near the coast who didn't escape so lightly, hope you are all safe and sound! In other news, we've got two new crops just in that we're excited to share with you!
Peru La Florida Organic: Fans of sweet, refined and subtle coffee will love this crowd pleaser! It's got moderate acidity and a clean finish with a medium to full body with exceptional balance throughout. Look for notes of milk chocolate, orange and caramel. Also available pre-roasted for your immediate drinking pleasure!
Honduras Royal Select Organic Decaf: Decaf drinkers rejoice! This swiss water processed decaf comes from our favorite Honduran coop, COMSA. Mild, drinkable and well balanced, it's got a nice creamy body and moderate acidity. Expect notes of milk chocolate, almond and graham cracker with a touch of lemon.
The wait is over folks! Two of our most popular coffees, Bali Blue Moon Organic and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural, are finally in! See the details below and expect to see more delicious Indonesian harvests in the near future.
Bali Blue Moon Organic: Known as the "Jewel of Indonesia" Bali produces some amazing coffee. Processed using the wet-hull method popular in Indonesia, it's very similar to it's neighbor, Sumatra, but with more of a refined finish and a bit less spicy bite. Syrupy and rich, look for notes of baker's chocolate, vanilla and a hint of cedar.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Idido Natural: Fresh harvests of Yirgacheffe are finally hitting the states and just like last year, the Idido coop was the first to arrive. Lucky for us, it's also an amazing coffee! Off all the natural processed Yirgacheffes that come through, this coffee continues to be the most "accessible" one. Silky to creamy body with notes of blackberry, blueberry and cocoa, it's one the more balanced side for a natural processed coffee.
Can't be bothered roasting these fine specimens up? Don't worry, we can take the legwork out for you! Both new coffees are available pre-roasted fresh from our in house Ambex roaster.
Howdy friends and Happy Labor Day! We've just got a huge restock in with some old favorites as well as something new:
Nicaragua Alta de Jinotega: This delightful and versatile coffee comes from the highest (Alta) area of the Jinotega Mountains of Nicaragua. Well balanced with a buttery body, it's got warm notes of milk chocolate, almond and a touch of caramel. A decadent single origin and a perfect blender, it also takes many roast levels well.
Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1: From the heights of the famous Gayo Mountain comes this syrupy and bold treat. Known for its low acidity and huge body, this classic coffee has big notes of baker's chocolate, cedar with a spicy bite. It takes dark roasts like a champ and makes for a perfect addition in a smokey West Coast style espresso.
Guatemala Huehuetenango Huixoc: This coffee farm is literally next door to the El Injertal farm! Boasting most of the same characteristics including slight complexity and a rich, creamy body, this coffee is a superb example of the best Huehuetenango has to offer. Look for notes of dark chocolate, lemon and a hint of orange.
Honduras Manos de Mujer Organic: This is a coffee we always look forward to every year! Hand selected from the best the COMSA cooperative has to offer, this coffee is well balanced and surprisingly full bodied for a Honduran coffee. Look for sweet notes of honey, tangerine and dark chocolate.
All these coffees will also be featured on our roasted coffee selections! Also, please allow extra time on shipping for orders placed this weekend due to the Holiday. Have a wonderful Labor Day everyone!
Howdy friends! Fresh harvests from East Africa are beginning to hit the states and we were fortunate to snag an exceptional Kenya AA from the Nairobi Auction as well as a delightful Colombia Tolima!
Kenya AA Kiruga Estate: This single estate gem is a connoisseur's dream! It's got a bit less of that "winey" taste that can turn some folks off which still retaining a dry and slightly tannic finish. Crisp, fresh lime on the front end gives way to exceptionally balanced notes of honey and grapefruit with a full, silky body throughout.
Colombia Tolima Organic: We've been focusing on the Sierra Nevada region lately and thought we'd switch things up so we don't miss some great Tolima! A bit more subtle yet sweeter than other Colombian coffees, this one still retains great body and a creamy texture. Look for well balanced notes of vanilla, milk chocolate and orange.
For those who've been eagerly awaiting fresh crops from Indonesia, keep your eyes peeled! We hope to see more Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi and even Flores in the next month!