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It's June...a great time for coffee!

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It's June...a great time for coffee!

Carrie Masek

Memorial Day is behind us and summer is quickly approaching.  Whether you enjoy hot coffee all year long (like I do) or prefer to cool long, hot days with iced coffee (ok, I do that, too), June is a great time for coffee.

We've swapped around our Coffees of the Month, and our new blend for June is Cotton Candy Coffee.  As bright as an early summer morning, this smooth, easy-drinking coffee opens with a spritz of citrus that melts into a sweet, refreshing finish.  Cotton Candy coffee will be available in full and 1/2 roast bags through the month of June.

Late spring is a great time to buy coffee, the Northern Hemisphere coffees are rolling in along with the last, and often best, of the Southern Hemisphere coffees.  We have one of each to brag about.

Mexico El Triunfo: We've waiting a while for the new Mexican coffees.  The early shipments were a little disappointing, so we were delighted when we found El Triunfo.  Another cooperative coffee, El Triunfo is grown by a group of small growers in the Chiapas region of Mexico who have banded together to improve the quality of their coffee and their lives.  They have done a great job with the coffee this year.  Mexico El Triunfo is smooth with lively lemon topnotes, peanut richness and toffee sweetness.  Grown in the highlands of the Sierra Madre, El Triunfo takes any roast level well.

Sumatra Harimau Tiger: Ordinary Sumatran coffees are available year round, but one of our favorites, Harimau Tiger, is a little harder to find.  Harimau Tiger is a classic, Mandheling processed Sumatran, with a heavy, almost syrupy body. Unlike many Sumatrans, though, Harimau Tiger is also creamy and soft on the tongue, with herbal notes and toffee sweetness.  Dark roasted, Harimau Tiger is a great contrast to light, bright Cotton Candy Coffee, which is why we chose it to be our Monthly 1/2 Roast.  Half roasts of Harimau Tiger at a Northern Italian roast level will be available all June.

Finally, to thank the readers of this blog, we're offering a FREE 1/2 roast of coffee with your first order.  Just write "June" in the box for Additional Instructions (or send me a note) and we'll include a 1/2 roast bag of Cotton Candy Coffee with your first order of the month. 

Sharing coffee is one of our favorite ways to celebrate the beginning of summer!