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August 19, 2015
Sweet Maria's Liquid Amber Espresso Blend - A potent, pungent blend for espresso beverages. It's ideal for milk drinks, as this intense bittersweet cuts through the steamed milk. Rustic sweetness, spice, savory notes, long aftertaste. Monsooned coffee and a small percentage of Robusta add crema and body. Vienna roast.
Colombia Huila -Caficultor Perfil - a nice blend of unrefined sugar and honeyed sweetness, along with dashes of raisin and dried cherry. An illuminating tartaric acidity highlights the cup, and middle roasts develop lasting chocolate bittersweetness. Good for espresso.
Ethiopia Agaro -Nano Challa Cooperative - beautiful cup characteristics with white honey sweetness, mild fruit and floral notes, with ginger snap cookie in the finish. An extremely clean cup-profile, and lighter mouthfeel suits the slight effervescence. Good for espresso.
Kenya Kirinyaga Kamwangi AA -fruited and clean, with a nice pointed finish. Stone fruit and citrus juice flavors come through, with a refined cane-sugar sweetness. A nice bittering aspect comes through in the finish (like pulpy orange juice or peach skin) with an Earl Grey tea note.
Guatemala Antigua Buena Vista Farm - incredible balance between candy-like sweetness, and bittering cocoa tones. Notes of vanilla, praline, apple, and almond are propped up by structured malic acidity. Good for espresso.
August 19, 2015
Roasted on 8/18, this week's coffee is all bagged up and ready to ship. Here's four roasted coffees you shouldn't miss out on.
Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal - This is a great every day, "drinking" coffee that has balanced notes of cocoa, roasted nut and malt sugar. Roasted to Full City.
Colombia Inza De Cauca - has a wonderful combo of convincing fruit flavors and acidity, along with central characteristics of burned sugars and fine dark chocolate. Roasted to City+.
Sweet Maria's Espresso Monkey Blend - A very popular coffee that has flavors of chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, a full body and long aftertaste. Roasted to Full City.
Moka Kadir Espresso Blend - This is another coffee that sells out very fast and has flavors of dried apricot, plum, tobacco, layered chocolate and a dense, thick body. Roasted to Full City.
In case you are placing a larger order (with more than five items), the cart is behaving very badly and may even time out, deleting all the items in the cart. Smaller orders seem to be coming through fine in my tests. It is the number, not size, of items that seems to cause the glitch. The cart developers are aware of the problem and working on it.
One possible work-around would be to place two smaller orders, one with the shipping option you prefer selected and the other as if it was a "customer pick-up" order. Then send us a note to combine the orders. If you have any trouble , just email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you - Maria
August 14, 2015
We just added six great new coffees to the list including coffees from regions we haven't seen for a while like Nicaragua, Java and Mexico. Enjoy!