This dark roasted velvety masterpiece from Massachusetts
roaster John Mahoney’s Atomic Café is an exotic mix of beans
sourced from Papua New Guinea (PA-poo-Y nyoo GIN-ee) and
Costa Rica. The mix is quite wonderful because it produces such
a rich yet clean and refreshingly smooth cup. The smokiness
never overpowers. Dark roast lovers rejoice! Brewed hot or cold,
it can be sipped all day long. It’s an east coast/ west coast
brokerage house customer favorite and one of mine too.
Ahhh…The thought of coffees from the Huila region of
Colombia make me smile in anticipation. Colombian coffees
have a wonderful reputation as being mild and well balanced
in the cup. Olympia’s San Sebastian Reserva is no exception.
Creamy and smooth notes of caramel, baked apple and panela
make this a great sweet and mellow drink-all-day-coffee.
When roasters and farmers work together, they can do great
things. The San Sebastian Reserva Project promotes long
lasting quality focused relationships between farmer and
roaster. A staff cupper in Colombia ensures quality by cupping
100’s of samples. The best and freshest crops that command
attention are sent to Olympia. This beautiful washed coffee
from OCCICAFE won Olympia’s heart. Try it and it will win
yours. It does not have to be Valentine's Day to fall in love.
This Espresso is truly outstanding! As an Espresso, the
aromas of pear blossom and grilled honey crisp apple
transform into a nice silky liqueur. It's not over yet! Then tart,
but sweet notes of apricot, tamarind and cashew combine and
take you to a juicy and nice long finish. One taste and I yelled
out "Oh My God!" - I love this as a drip too. It's fruity qualities
truly make it a wonderful cup. I could drink this, all day long.
The Boss! Winter Espresso - Get it while you can -- as long as
it lasts. Another exceptional espresso from Barefoot!
Looking for adventure? No need to jump a plane.
Barefoot has just the cure for the summer blues with
their Adventurous Drip Sampler Pack. This sampler
contains coffees that are brighter and fruitier. Perfect
for those of you that
sleepwalk comatose to your coffee machine in the
morning drinking the same old reliable
coffee you order every time or that wallow in
Wake up! Mix it up a bit! This set could be a
real eye-opener. Like a DJ choosing a playlist,
Barefoot keeps things exciting with smaller
sampler 8 ounce bags from a lineup of their current
more complex and fruity seasonal drip coffees. It is a
nice opportunity to try a
few Barefoot offerings and see what you think. At the
very least, it will leave
you feeling well traveled without the jet lag. For those
that want to play it a bit more safe there is also a
Traditional 3 bag sampler which tend to have more
notes, heavier mouth feels and are less complex.
These are really great as well. Try this or don't!
Whatever you do, just try
something different today!
Bella Finca coffee is an outstanding creation from Master
Henry Kalebjian. Henry possesses a certain expertise that is
in the coffee world. He has the unique ability of roasting bold
and incredibly flavorful dark coffees without burning the
precious beans. This comes from the experience of roasting
coffee for over 50 years, as well as fine-tuning every nuance of
his technique, having a supreme palate and knowing just when
to stop the roasting process. His San Francisco coffee shop on
foggy Noriega Street is well known to locals, as well as visitors
by from around the world to watch Henry roast. He is now well
seventies and still roasts six days a week! He’s a proud
man, who was raised in Lebanon. At age 12, he was pulled out of
school to learn roasting from his father. He has carried on this
family tradition and spent a lifetime honing his skills, passing
this knowledge onto his son Hrag, who now works alongside
him. These efforts have produced a legacy of great and unique
mainstay coffees. Henry’s coffees are not only great black but
also pack a powerful punch through milk-based drinks. Bella
Finca is a Henry’s number #1 seller and for good reason. It is
outstanding brewed black or makes one fantastic bold Italian
style espresso. I love its beautiful dark tones, richness, and full
bodied qualities along with its wonderful chocolate flavor notes!
Without a doubt, this a great choice for fans of a dark cup. This
is a must for all to brew. I recommend this with absolute