Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED on Memorial Day.

We will OPEN on Tuesday.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sumatra Lintong Tano Batak

Fresh out of the roaster and available Whole Bean right now... Sumatra Lintong Tano Batak!

Lingtong coffees are farmed by the Batak peoples that are the indigenous tribe that works the coffee in this area. Tano Batak, which simply means "Land of Batak" is a coffee that is carefully prepared and sorted again in  Medan to the highest standards. The Tano Batak project is sourced from a family of Batak collectors in Lintong, known for their long-term, direct relationships with the small-scale farmers.

In the cup it's clove, molasses, sweet wood and hints of pepper spice. Malty and brownie-like chocolate in the cup. Sweet and sumptuous, a textural delight on the palate.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ethiopia - Haro Sana Cooperative

On the siphon today we have Ethiopia - Haro Sana Cooperative!

Haro Sana is in the Agaro area of Jimma. Haro Sana is part of an initiative in Ethiopia our buyer has to work direct with the farmers at the cooperative level. The program is run by a non-government agency that helps to maintain and improve soil and plant quality, and reinvest in milling and coffee infrastructure as well as verify income and distribution to all members.

In the cup it's juicy candied fruit notes, sweet buttery caramel, and almond, with red fruit and soft creamy notes emerging as it cools. Astounding!