Thursday, Oct. 1st, 2015, marked a special day in history because it was the first International Coffee Day EVER! We were so excited for it that we’ve been celebrating our collection of international coffees for sale all week. Take a look at what we’ve got!
This first coffee, from Ceremony Coffee Roasters up in Annapolis, Maryland, comes from Ocotepeque, Honduras, located right in the center of Central America.
Also called “The Banana Republic,” Honduras is home to some awesome Mayan ruins, shorelines of coral reef, and mountains of tasty coffee. This particular batch carries some sweet notes such as raw sugar, and fig cookie aromatics resulting in a nice mellow cup.
Next we head down to Costa Rica where we find our Finca Cirri coffee, coming from our Jacksonville roasters, Bold Bean.
This offering is the fruit of a direct-trade relationship between Bold Bean and the Arrieta family. Growing coffee now for four generations (and counting), the Arrieta family, including Leon and Maricel, grow their coffee in the West Valley region of Costa Rica, where the high altitudes and cool temperatures along with rich volcanic soil are perfect for producing quality coffee.
This batch brings to the table notes of orange blossom, peach, and strawberry jam, so if you’re in the mood for a balanced earthy cup with exciting hints of fruit flavor, check out this tico coffee.
Just a quick hop over the pond and we find our third coffee for sale. This beauty comes from Ethiopia, where the coffee bean was originally discovered (or so the the tales go). There is evidence of coffee consumption as early as the 10th century, but it didn’t take too long for this wonderful bean to travel through Africa, up to Asia and Europe, and then to the Americas.
Hundreds of years later and this region is still producing coffees with the bright and complex flavor that always stand out when tasted next to coffees from other areas of the world, like this Yiragacheffea coffee.
Do yourself a favor and let us serve you up some coffee from its place of origin. You won’t regret it.
Our final retail bag for sale is a blend of coffees from Latin America, perfect for celebrating international coffees! Each bag is 50% Brazilian, 25% Colombian, 25% Guatemalan and 100% delicious. This signature espresso blend from Bold Bean always yields a perfectly sweet and balanced shot of espresso for any size espresso drink. It’s also great brewed via your favorite brewing process (chemex, v60, French Press, etc.)
The bad news is that International Coffee Day is already over, but the good news is that we will have all of these coffees available for sale in our coffeehouse, with even more coffees, behind the bar. Come in and take a quick trip around the world one sip at a time.
We’ll see you soon.