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We made it to February!

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We made it to February!

Carrie Masek

January ended in a deep freeze, but at least here in the Midwest, the weather is now getting warmer. A good thing, too! There’s a lot going on in February, a month known for grumpy groundhogs, parties, parades, and, of course, Valentines Day. It’s even Black History month! That's a lot of excitement for twenty-eight days!. Whether you want to wake up your favorite "groundhog," savor a Cafe au Lait, or share coffee and chocolate with your Valentine, we have the coffee for you!

For a bold coffee, perfect for waking your favorite “groundhog,” or blending with steamed milk for a Mardi Gras Cafe au Lait, try Midnight Treat, our Coffee of the Month for February. Rich, bold and complex, Midnight Treat is a smooth, heavy bodied blend that gets any day off to a bold start. Available all month in both full and 1/2 roast pouches.

For a lively counterpoint, check out Costa Rica La Montaña, this month’s Exploration Coffee. A smooth and silky microlot from Tarrazu, our favorite growing region in Costa Rica, the 1/2 roast pouches are roasted to a City roast level to heighten gentle lemon and floral topnotes,  toffee sweetness and the rich, nutty finish. Costa Rica La Montaña will be available all month in both full and 1/2 roast pouches.

February is the month of love, and in celebration, we're declaring our love of coffee every day until February 14 with coffee-themed Valentines. Join us on our Facebook page or here on our blog for Valentine’s to some of our favorite coffees. We’ll start with a Valentine to all good coffee:

Hot and fresh poured in my cup,
With every sip, you wake me up.
Your bold, rich, flavor taste's divine.
Oh coffee, be my Valentine

Join the conversation and send a valentine to your favorite Coffee by the Roast coffee by leaving a response in the Facebook thread or a comment on this blog. Or, if you'd like to send your valentines to the wider world of coffee lovers, leave us a coffee review on Google or on your favorite review site. Not only do we value your opinions, but reviews help more people find us. Help us connect coffee lovers to fresh, quality coffee and spread the love of coffee this February!

Finally, to thank the readers of this blog, we’re offering a FREE 1/2 roast of coffee with your first order of the month. Just write, “February,” in the box for Additional Instructions, and we’ll include a 1/2 roast of Midnight Treat with your order at no extra charge.

Sharing coffee is our favorite kind of Valentine!

~Carrie, Paul and all of us at Coffee by the Roast