Monthly Archive for March, 2007

a tidal wave of new coffee arrivals

So many new arrivals at once. Some lots were delayed in shipping, but everything seemed to come in at once! Therefore, it’s all I can manage right now to give you a list of links and some short descriptions – Tom

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yemen, espresso competition, and stuff.

We are waiting on some other new coffee arrivals (and a couple new merch arrivals too) but I wanted to highlight the Yemen Mokha Sana’ani. Sometimes we switch to a new lot, and forget to underscore the fact, or even mention it! This new crop Sana’ani is quite dynamic and has some very lively bittering chocolate and spice notes. This lot exemplifies the postitive aspects of “leathery” flavors in a better way than any Yemen I can recall. Yes, leather can be good! We also have a new Sumatra Tapanuli WP Decaf which is quite nice (an very useful for a base low-caf or no-caf blends, espresso too). In fact, 60-40 with the Yemen Sana’ ani as the later is an amazing low-caf blend. On a different note, this weekend up in Petaluma, Sonoma County, is the WRBC Barista Competition. I’ll be giving a presentation about sweet maria’s, home roasting, and what-have-you. If you have any idea what I will be talking about, please email me and let me know.

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