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New Kenyan Coffee

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , on October 10, 2011 by smilinggoat

Kenya – Kirinyaga Peaberry

                  Special Feature

Starting with a sweet chocolate and bergamot, citrus aroma, this coffee features a light and dynamic body. In the cup you will find delicate notes of almond nuttiness, chocolate and lovely note of cherry. A smooth and silky texture and a syrupy fruitiness with hints of pineapple and cherry finish this coffee beautifully.

Cherries are selectively hand-picked and brought to the wet mill the same day of picking, where they undergo additional sorting and fully washed processing before being milled. The coop is made up of 12 wet mills and 16,000 farmers and is situated on the deep red volcanic soils on southern slopes of Mt. Kenya. In a co-op, each member is tending to only 200-500 trees on less than a hectare, as opposed to a huge estate that uses agribusiness growing methods.


New Single Origin Espresso!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , on June 10, 2011 by smilinggoat

Ethiopia – Ardi Natural

Single Origin Espresso

The multidimensional character of this coffee has made it one of our favorites. This natural processed coffee features fruit toned aromas of blackberry and blueberry. The cup has a   citric lemon sparkle balanced with a silky and smooth body. It finishes with a lingering sweet chocolate note.






New Kenyan Coffee

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , on May 12, 2011 by smilinggoat

Kenya – Igandene AA

Micro Lot

This coffee has a lush and velvety mouthfeel with a somewhat muted acidity not normally experienced in a Kenya. Dynamic and complex, with dominant sweet lemon and plum. It is nicely balanced and has a pleasant wine toned crispness. Look for subtle notes of cocoa, vanilla, cherries and a dramatic and delicious sweet finish.

Kenyan coffees continue to be highly sought after. This fully washed, micro lot coffee is obtained through the government-run Nairobi coffee auction. As a result, not a lot more is known about this coffee other than it is one of the finest Kenyans we’ve tasted in a while. It has an outstanding cup profile, was wet processed and dried on raised beds. This micro-lot was grown in red volcanic soil on the slopes of Mt. Kenya.

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mmmm Colombian coffee

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , on December 6, 2010 by smilinggoat

We have a new coffee on the menu:


Colombia – San Pedro

Organic Micro-Lot

A silky smooth coffee with an extremely rich velvet texture and well rounded body that has just a hint of pleasant, dry acidity. A deep fruity note with raisiny sweetness are a prelude to the dash of cinnamon stick and more nutmeg notes as the cup cools. A rich milk chocolate with hints of black tea conclude this delicious coffee.

The Popayan the region where this certified organic coffee is grown, is located in the south part of Colombia, between the Central and Western Andean ranges. It is in this area where the Cauca river is born, and therefore good sources of fresh spring water are available. Each farmer hand picks the coffee cherries and does the wet processing and washing of its coffee. Most of the coffee is still sun-dried by each individual farmer. A vast majority of coffees in this region are grown under shade and the best growing region is between 1700 and 2100 meters above sea level. This is a very select “microlot” coffee that’s not your average Colombian.

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Another delicious coffee from Ethiopia

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

Ethiopia – Yirgacheffe Konga Coop

Fair Trade Organic

A deliciously unique, floral aroma – reminiscent of marigolds – greets you initially, while the cup itself delivers a satisfying silky body with definite tones of sweet lemons and freshly cracked black pepper. Zesty and refreshing, classic flavour notes of rich chocolate and an incredible sweetness round out this coffee experience.

Konga is one of 21 smallholder Cooperatives founded in 2002 following deregulation of the government controlled Coffee & Tea Authority. Each Cooperative has a democratically elected board with 2000 members in each group. At Konga, which is named after the local river, the coffee has always been grown without chemicals and recently secured both Organic and Fair Trade status. In this area most coffee is grown on the family plot just outside their thatched-leaved home as “garden coffee”, intercropped amongst staple vegetables planted together under the canopy of the coffee trees. Some is harvested wild from the forest.

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Now on the menu!

Drop by and try a cup

New Kenyan Coffee!

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

Kenya AA – French Mission

Special Feature

This Kenyan coffee is complex and carries notes of citrus (lime), starfruit, fruity, caramel, lime, rhubarb. It has a full, well balanced body with a winey tone and a very luxurious silky finish.
This coffee is from the Chania Estate, grown at an altitude of 1525 meter and is processed by being Fully Washed and then Patio Dried. The unique varietal is a look back into the past. French Mission is an original Bourbon varietal that was introduced by French Missionaries in the late 1800s. Over 76 centimeters of rain a year, combined with the deep red volcanic soil and temperatures of 22 to 28 degrees Celsius, come together to provide the perfect conditions for this coffee to express its genetic treasures.

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New Brazil Cup of Excellence!!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , on June 20, 2010 by smilinggoat

Brazil Fazenda Serra Do Bone

Cup of Excellence – Organic

This award winning coffee is creamy and decadent. with a silky richness to the texture. A floral aroma precedes and light, soft acidity with hints of apple and a sweet lime. Walnut notes with a touch of rich, milk chocolate round out the extraordinarily smooth and sweet caramel finish.

Fazenda Serra Do Bonne is located in the mountains in Araponga in the Mata de Minas area of Minas Gerais. Carlos Sergio Sangland is a committed conservationist. He is resolved to adopt an organic approach to the management of his crops. His coffee which is of the Red and Yellow Catui varietal, and is grown at an altitude of 1200 masl, these coffees regularly defy typical Brazilian cup profiles in favor of much more intense, citric and floral characters. Carlos is committed to high quality execution at every level, performing intensive lot separation, selectively harvesting ripe cherries and drying his pulped natural coffees on elevated beds, providing even ventilation for a much more consistent humidity.

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