To kick off the summer, this is an excellent choice for a great iced coffee. I recommend the Colombia El Meridiano from Dogwood. It is an absolutely "tropical" coffee. With exotic flavor notes of papaya, melon, cantaloupe and a kick of peppercorns, this cup is great for the summer. I suggest you try it brewed as a drip, french press or pour-over as well. This lot represents the highest quality day lots from about 58 growers in the Tolima region in west-central Colombia. Stephanie the roaster at Dogwood tells us, "Most of the growers are very small, wet milling their coffee with small, sometimes hand cranked de-pulpers, traditionally fermenting the coffee and drying the coffee on rooftops or small greenhouses." Producers can choose to sell their coffee with Virmax, Dogwood's exporting partner in Colombia who will grade, roast and cup every lot and assign a level of quality to it, A, AA or AAA. These coffee beans are rated AAA quality. The best! Dogwood is thrilled to offer this fantastic coffee to you.
Ahhh, Burundi coffees… I often think of them like a bright and
fruity ray of sunshine in my cup. Be it berry or citrus or red
fruit notes, each sip ends with a wonderful lingering sweetness
that makes me come back for more. Dogwood has a beauty out
right now that I have been enjoying all week. The Burundi
Munyinya Long Miles Coffee Project is a great example of how
great Burundi Coffees can be when grown with love and care.
This coffee boasts notes of Rhubarb, Mandarin Citrus and
Peony Rose Pedals. I, myself, also detect notes of
Molasses...Sort of syrupy and with a touch of Mrs.
Buttersworth. After a few drinks you may want to poor it over
your waffles and have a great time! I have been using my Hario
to brew this up and cannot wait to get another bag. Other than
enjoying the coffee for the taste, it also supports the Long Miles
Project which educates farmers on how to improve the
production and quality of the coffee they grow. The program is
working. Not only do I recommend this coffee highly, I also
recommend you support these farmers who are working each
year to create an even better cup!