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New coffee from Intelli

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , on August 25, 2011 by smilinggoat

Nicaragua – Los Delirios / Organic

                            Finca Ojo de Agua                                 

                                    Direct Trade / ‘In Season’ Offering

Elderflower, chamomile and orange blossom frame notes of citrus fruit, melon and rhubarb. As the cup cools, layers of complexity begin to emerge as notes of nougat, almond cookie and brown sugar.


The Canales family and the El Eden cooperative group continue to be among the most proactive and quality-conscious organic farmers in Nicaragua. In their home, in Pueblo Nuevo, it’s not surprising to see them hand-sorting parchment (still un-hulled beans) coffee on small tables in their garage. This kind of meticulous handling is rare in Nicaragua but essential to producing world-class coffees. Behind the family’s homeis a large cement patio where the coffee is dried, and the proximity allows them to keep a watchful eye on the coffee at all times to ensure that the drying is carried out perfectly. It is truly a family operation, with everyone helping out in some way to make it all work. The coffee is milled nearby by Prodecoop, one of the first coffee cooperatives in Nicaragua to really establish a quality reputation in the Specialty market.



Medium Roast


The winner is ….

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , on February 13, 2010 by smilinggoat

Rwanda, Zirikana – Bufcafe

It received the most votes (not really that many … we’ll promote the voting much better next time) of all 4 coffees.

Here is a description from Intelligentsia:

Extremely fruit-forward and sincere. Peach nectar precedes a honeyed mouthfeel and an extended flavor of grape, lime and nectarine. A finish of cacao and walnut frame the experience.


We should have it by late next week and on the menu a few days after that.

New Coffees

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2009 by smilinggoat

Ethiopia Misty Valley Idido – Organic

This exceptional natural dry-processed coffee is from the famed Yirgacheffe district in Sidamo. It is produced by smallholder farmers in a micro-region near the town of Idido called the Gedio Zone. The supplier owns a small mill in the region located at approximately 1900 m above sea level. It is a natural sundried coffee. The ripe cherries are spread in a thin layer on elevated beds to dry. After drying, the coffee is hulled, screened, hand-sorted and polished.
In the cup; big sweet fruit. A hint of vanilla brown sugar is nicely balanced against a huge juicy strawberry / blueberry sweetness. The taste finishes with a light lemon zest acidity. An especially full and syrupy body provides a great playground for all of the flavors.

Coming Soon:

From Java Blend Coffee Roasters: Cup of Excellence – El Salvador Miravalle

From Intelligentsia: Direct Trade – Rwanda Zirikana

mmmmm … Bolivia, Anjilanaka & Ethiopia, Wondo Worka now available!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2009 by smilinggoat

The Bolivian Anjilanaka is a Direct Trade Organic coffee from Intelligentsia in Chicago. It is incredibly delicious and available now on our Clover and as whole beans.

The name “Anjilanaka” is pronounced “on-hee-lah-nah-ka” and is the local Aymaran word for “the angels.”

Smooth and silky on the tongue, Anjilanaka carries plump green grapes and black mission figs into a lush center that blooms on the palate. The finish is long and lingering with notes of cocoa and cane sugar.

We also have a delicious new Ethiopian coffee from Java Blend called Wondo Worka.

A beautiful harmony of sweet citrus and lingering florals. Honeyish mouthfeel and flavor, along with apricot fruit and hint of blueberry. A perfectly clean finish.

Intelligentsia Coffee still available in Halifax

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags on March 29, 2009 by smilinggoat

We were sorry to hear of the closing of Grey Coffee here in Halifax. We wish Robert & Amber the best of luck back in Vancouver.

While we will not immediately have a ‘Intelli by Bike’ service up and running, Intelligentsia coffees will still be available at the Smiling Goat Organic Espresso Bar.

Our regular limited selection to start and then expanding as the demand grows. We will work on a pre-ordering system and announce it here as soon as it is available.

Black Cat Classic & Peru – Cruz del Sur HERE NOW!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , , on February 10, 2009 by smilinggoat

Drop by and try these incredible coffee from Intelligentsia Coffee.

Both are Direct Trade and the Peru is also Organic … both are delicious!

We look forward to bringing in a new coffee or two from Intelligentsia on a regular basis.

These will complement the fantastic coffees we get already from Jim @ Java Blend Coffee Roasters.

We look forward to seeing you soon.