Eight New Coffees Including Espresso Blends
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend, a yearly favorite. Made up of three new crop washed coffees (all 90+!), this one is an absolute killer in the espresso machine, and a super complex brewed coffee - syrupy sweetness, array of fruits, striking florals and acidity.
Sweet Maria's Altiplano Blend is also back up on the site. It's made up of 2 Guatemala coffees, as well as a newly landed Nicaragua. Totally "Classic" espresso profile, chocolate, citrus, body, and slight nuttiness in the finish. A total crowd-pleasing espresso, and great for milk drinks too!
Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Caturra #488, and Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Maracaturra. These two coffees from the same farm, show quite a varied range of cup flavors, from layered sugar sweetness to fruit-forward complexity, bittersweet cocoa to floral and pulpy citrus. Both really nice in their own ways, and an interesting A/B to taste together.
The A grade lot India Arabica Karnataka Kohinoor cups similar to some of the Tanzania coffees we've had, clean grain-like notes, barley tea, and simple syrup, while the PB selection
India Karnataka Plantation Peaberry shows much in the way of fruit in both aromatics and flavors, and with a crispness in acidity. Another opportunity to taste different preparations from the same general cherry selections.
Hawaii Kaanapali Dry-Process Maui Mokha also returns to the list, and recently took 1st place at the Hawaii Coffee Association's 6th annual Statewide Coffee Cupping Competition. These tiny beans are interesting indeed, a bit tough to roast in grid drums, but produce a really unique cup of coffee.
We have a couple new Kenyas, Ethiopias, and Guatemalas hitting the list next week. Have a great weekend!