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April Fool's, Easter and Flowers...It's finally Spring!

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April Fool's, Easter and Flowers...It's finally Spring!

Carrie Masek

Happy April Fools Day! April is a fun month. It starts with jokes and gray, chilly days and ends with flowers and the promise of Spring. Easter Sunday is coming later in the month, but for now, you can start your mornings with a cup of Cloudburst Blend, or brighten them even more with our Exploration Coffee, Burundi Kirema. Those who enjoy a foolish beginning to the month can take our Foolish Personality Quiz and try our limited edition coffee: Happy Fool's Roast.

Our Coffee of the Month for April is Cloudburst Blend. A creamy coffee with citrus topnotes, toffee richness and lingering chocolate finish. Lively enough to brighten the grayest spring morning, smooth enough to enjoy all day. Cloudburst Blend will be available in full and 1/2 roast pouches through the month of April.

For an even livelier coffee to brighten your mornings, try our Exploration Coffee for April, Burundi Kirema. This creamy, sweet and lively microlot coffee from Africa features a floral aroma, caramel and toffee sweetness and a hint of tart cherry. Burundi Kirema will be available in both full and 1/2 roast pouches all month.

In honor of April Fool's Day, we put together a (completely bogus, just for fun, and not to be taken seriously) Foolish Coffee Personality Quiz to reveal insights into your personality traits. Since we always think of things in terms of coffee, we use your answers to make specific coffee recommendations. We also created a limited edition coffee that has something for everyone, Happy Fool's Roast

Happy Fool’s roast is a smooth and complex coffee that features something for everyone. Inhale the agreeable aroma of cascade hops (spicy citrus and floral notes). Let the rich, reliable flavors of cocoa and macadamia nut flow across your tongue. Enjoy the the assertive splash of grapefruit and the lingering cocoa butter finish for an adventure in your cup at a foolishly reasonable price. Happy Fool's Roast is a coffee that's outstanding black, but try it with a bit of cream for an even richer, sweeter cup.

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, “April,” in the box for Additional Instructions, and we’ll include a 1/2 roast bag of Cloudburst Blend at no extra charge. Sharing coffee is our favorite way to celebrate the coming of Spring.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Spring? Please join the conversation and share your thoughts on the Facebook thread or in a comment on this blog. Or, if you'd like to share your opinions with the wider world, 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!


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