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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.