Hard to believe it’s already November, the holiday season is right around the corner! For us it seems like the year has flown by, but we’re loving the weather, enjoying some great new coffees, and excited about new merch and accessories in store, and more coming soon.
We have a couple new Special Offerings that are really interesting and delicious.
Our new Costa Rica Natural process is just a delightful cup of coffee! This crop comes from a small but long running farm owned and operated by the Monge family. Father Rodolfo Monge has over 40 years of experience cultivating coffee. His son Gustavo has helped move the farm to processing it’s own coffee on site in the last few years, giving them traceability for their crops. This also allows for trying different processing styles, such as this crop which is a Natural processed (also called dry process) coffee versus the more usual Washed Process (also called wet process) we see out of Central and South America. In the Natural process style the full outside of the coffee cherry is kept in tact for the initial stages of processing which really brings out the inherent fruit notes. Definitely worth a try while it’s here!
Our other new special offering is from farmers living in and around Bumba Hill in the Kayanza province of Burundi, and was processed in a somewhat newer style of Honey processing; Anaerobic. With help from the Long Miles Coffee Project, farmers in the area have closer and easier access to a processing station, the Ninga Washing Station, as well as farm and processing support. This crop was treated in an Anaerobic Honey process. In Honey processing (also called pulp natural or semi-washed), the outer skin/pulp of the coffee cherry is removed but the gooey mucilage underneath is left for the inside bean to ferment in before the rest of processing is finished, helping accentuate sweeter fruit notes. For the Anaerobic style the beans are treated the same for most of the processing, except during the fermentation time; the mucilage covered beans are fermented in a low or no oxygen environment, generally in sealed large containers. This difference tends to bring out notes of tropical-like fruit and spices. A great, complex cup of coffee!
New Merch & A Reusable Discount
Check out our brand new Airscape storage jars branded with our logo! The canisters use a two lid, vacuum system so they work wonderfully for keeping your coffee nice and fresh. Available in brushed steel or matte black, blank or branded, small-holds 250g/10oz. whole bean coffee or medium-holds 500g/1lb. whole bean coffee.
Each Airscape storage jar comes with a matching size cotton bean bag. For our local patrons these are great for picking up your beans at the store to bring home to your jar, which will work well with our brand new Reusable Container Discount*! Bring in your bean bag, Airscape storage jar, or any other container of your choice and receive a discount off a 1lb. or 1/2lb. of coffee (around 50 cents for 1lb. and 25 cents for 1/2lb.)! It may not sound like much, but over time it adds up and you are really helping us put less waste out in the world. We highly recommend using a hard container for ground coffee and washing your container or bag between each coffee. *Discount/Reusable container usage are not available for shipping*
We also have some great new AeroPress items, including the new Clear and XL versions of their brewer and an organizer caddy for all the bits. Our selection of filters for different brewers has grown and now includes reusable options.
More new merch coming soon! We’ll have more Kaffeeklatsch branded mugs soon, as well as some locally made pottery pieces, including branded pottery mugs. Shirts and hoodies are in the works too, check back for two new t-shirts, a long sleeve shirt, and a zip up hoodie!