The coffee industry is like the weather, full of contradictions. In late winter/early spring the days are getting warmer, but there's still the danger of severe winter weather. Some of winter's most exciting weather waits until March and some of the most exciting Southern Hemisphere coffees do, too. This week, we received several that we are really excited about.
Colombia San Agustin: This year, Colombia saved the best of its coffee for last. The new crop Colombia San Agusin is even better than last year's, with wonderful sweet, caramel richness and complex fruit notes: Apple, green grape and fig sweetness, brightened by a blend lemon, lime and grapefruit. Add a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, and you have a coffee worth bragging about. For more information, click here.
Ecuador Firefly: The new crop coffees from Ecuador are finally here, and boy, were they worth the wait! We love our new microlot Ecuador. Even the name of the farm makes us smile. The image of a mountain valley on a summer evening glittering with fireflies perfectly captures the flavor of this amazing coffee: Soft and dark, with sparkling citrus topnotes and an aroma that reminds us of sweet, honeysuckle blossoms. Silky-smooth, toffee-rich and full of tropical fruit sweetness, this balanced coffee is everything a coffee should be. For more information, click here.
Organic Papua New Guinea Keto Tapasi: Weather has been cruel to the south Pacific this year. It's been hard to find good coffees from the region and the supplies have been very limited. That's why we're delighted to have found this organically certified coffee from Papua New Guinea. Smooth and balanced, Organic PNG Keto Tapasi, offers a rich body and complex flavor: Candied-flower sweetness, buttery richness and lively berry topnotes. It's as sweet and rich as good Kona, and gets even sweeter as it cools. For more information, click here.
Next time on Coffee by the Blog, new Tanzania Peaberry and a wonderful new Kona Pahala.
~ Carrie, Paul and all of us at Coffee by the Roast.