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Help us pick the next coffee to feature on our Clover!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by smilinggoat

We’ve decided to offer you the chance to let us know which coffee you would like to see from Intelligentsia featured on our Clover next!

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Come in to try the Brazilian coffee we are offering on the Clover!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by smilinggoat

Brazil – Agua Preta

Direct Trade / ‘In Season’ offering

Solid milk chocolate, vanilla bean and pecan make Agua Preta remarkably comforting. The smooth, steady body and soft acidity sip so pleasantly that your cup will be empty before you know it. The finish lingers just enough to leave the palate with charming notes of dry spice and roasted hazelnut.

Fazenda Santa Ines is the stuff of legend amongst Brazilian coffee farms. It is located in the Serra do Montiquiera mountain range in Carmo de Minas, a rugged, sloping terrain, with good altitude and natural water springs. The farm’s coffee is produced using the “pulped natural” method. The coffee cherries are harvested and the skin is removed, leaving the sticky dense mucilage and parchment surrounding the seed. This sticky coffee is then moved to a concrete patio and spread out in a very thin layer to dry under sunlight. When the unique topography of Carmo de Minas is combined with the stellar execution of Santa Ines, the pulped natural processing method yields coffees of unrivaled sweetness and amazingly thick body.

Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast

New Coffees for the new year!!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by smilinggoat

We are now offering a new El Salvador Cup of Excellence – La Lainez and a Costa Rica – Helsar De Zarcero brewed by the cup on our Clover.

El Salvador – La Lainez ~ Cup of Excellence

La Lainez is a relatively small farm (40 acres) and is owned by the Ginjaume family who have been coffee farmers for the past three generations. It is located in the Tecapa-Chinameca Mtn. Range, and sits about 4900 ft. above sea level. The pickers are instructed to select only the best coffee available, avoiding over-ripe, immature green or defective cherries. The bourbon varietal coffee is transported to the Oromontique Mill, where it is immediately processed in an eco-friendly mill. The parchment covered coffee bean are then dried in the clay brick patios. Although this is the first time La Laínez has competed in the Cup of Excellence, they were successful is scoring a #6 place in the 2008 CoE El Salvador.
This is an exceptionally complex and silky coffee that changes dramatically as it cools. Initially, apricot and sweet apple flavours are balanced by a delicious milk chocolate richness. Hints of maraschino cherry, raspberry and light citrus notes dance on your tongue, each coming to the forefront as the temperature of the coffee changes … with the milk chocolate remaining throughout. The lush mouthfeel and sweet aftertaste linger after each sip.

Costa Rica – Helsar De Zarcero

The mountainous, west valley Zarcero region of Costa Rica is about 50km NW of the capital San Jose. The initial fragrance of the ground coffee has rich chocolate tones with orange blossom and cinnamon notes. The brewed cup has a delightfully velvety mouthfeel with a very nice balance of body and light acidity. The flavour notes are complex with definite cocoa, hint of sweet orange citrus and subtle, light kiwi acidity.

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