Archive for Nicaragua

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


New Coffees – September 2009!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2009 by smilinggoat

Drop by our espresso bar to try the following new coffees:

Nicaragua – Flor Azul

  • Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters ~ Direct Trade ~ Medium Roast
  • Melon / Apples / Swiss Chocolate

Guatemala – Maya Ixil

  • Java Blend Coffee Roasters ~ Fair-Trade Organic – Medium Roast
  • Berry / Cinnamon Chocolate / Cherry-tomato tang

Ethiopia – Sidamo Natural

  • Java Blend Coffee Roasters ~ Fair-Trade Organic ~ Dark Roast
  • Dark Chocolate / Citrus & Apricot / Brown sugar