Friday, November 30, 2007

Roaster's Choice 113007 Organic DP Ethiopian Sidamo *Special Selection*

This coffee, from the Fero Cooperative, begins by picking only the ripe, red, cherries. It is is quickly screen-dried on raised beds and carefully hand sorted.

In the cup it's full of intense fruit, rich aromatic spices, and a bittersweet note throughout the ever changing cup. The flavors may vary from cup to cup, but the joy and complexity of this Sidamo is worth the adventure.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Roaster's Choice 112507
Sumatra Gayo Mountain *Special Process*

This coffee undergoes a special drying process, where the skin of the coffee cherry is pulped on the farm, but the mucilage, parchment and silverskin remain intact. It is then dried and transfered to a central mill (Gayo Mountain) where it undergoes further drying. The mucilage and parchment layer are finally removed and then careful hand sorting to remove immature beans begins.

In the cup this coffee is deep dry chocolate fragrance and winey fruit with sandlewood and clove throughout the finish.
A remarkable cup.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

caffe d'bolla will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend.

We will resume our regular business hours on Monday, November 26th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Roaster's Choice 111707 Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere District

John says...

With the short Holiday week ahead of us, I am roasting a coffee that has a shorter degas period so you can enjoy it throughout the week. This coffee is In-Your-Face goodness with bright and vibrant flavors throughout the cup.

Tasting Notes:
Sweet jasmine and honeysuckle aromatics with lime and other citrus notes in the cup.

A hint of 'all-world' spice flavors pleasantly linger long after your last sip. This unique Yirgacheffe is highly recommended.

Monday, November 12, 2007

SHO•SHIN Single Origin Espresso - Brazil

John Says...

Shoshin is a Japanese concept found in Zen and the martial arts. It means "beginner's mind". Pure. Open to new experiences.

There are many beans out there that can make a great Single Origin Espresso, but not all beans have the necessary elements. As this coffee and espresso journey continues, I will be offering a selection of beans whose origin characteristics can be showcased as Single Origin Espresso. I hope you will join us on this taste adventure with our first offering from Brazil.

This Brazilian offering comes from a small Micro-Region in the highlands of Cerrado, Brazil and consists of Bourbon, Mundo Nova, and Catuai cultivars which undergo a special raised-bed screen drying process at one milling station.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Roaster's Choice 111107 El Salvador San Emilio Estate

This 100% natural processed Bourbon hails from the Northernmost area of El Salvador. It is a SHB (strictly hard bean) and it's density translates to the cup. Whether roasted to City+ or a Full City Roast, this coffee is sweetness in the cup.

A naturally syrupy body with nut and balanced fruit tones layered within a mild bittersweet chocolate. Darker roasts accentuate the bittersweet chocolate tones, while a lighter roast will present a greater balance between bright and bittersweet.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Roaster's Choice 110307 Panama Carmen Estate 1800+ Meters

This offering of the Award Winning Panama Carmen Estate is harvested by hand from a reserved lot on only those coffee trees growing at 1800 meters and higher. The high elevation contributes to the clarity in the cup.

1st place in the Rainforest Alliance cupping competition in 2005, 3rd place in the Best of Panama competition in 2003, 2004, and 2006, 2nd place in 2005, and 4th in 2007.

Peach, apple, lemon, cherry and a sweet nutty body and bright crystalline aftertaste make this a coffee worth savoring.