Monday, July 30, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

a passion flower

A friend of the shop, Carly, brought a flower for us the other day. She told us it was a "Passion Flower."

It was so beautiful. We had never seen anything like it.

Carly said this passion flower was from the garden of one of her friends'. It was grown in Utah. Wow!

The passion flower closed itself up after a day, but it was still beautiful...

Thanks, Carly!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Papua New Guinea - Tairora Smallholders

We've been roasting all morning! One of the coffees that just came out of the roaster is Papua New Guinea - Tairora Smallholders. This is also the first time we feature this coffee at caffe d'bolla!

Tairora Smallholder coffee is a project from the Baroida Plantation, located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Colbran Family grows and processes their own coffee from the Baroida Estate, which we sell under that name, as well as buying coffee cherry direct from smallholder farmers in the area. Some of these are communities that the Colbrans have worked with for years, and other walk to the Baroida mill to sell their coffee fruit because they offer a premium price. These farmers can have as few as 100 trees, and produce only handfuls of coffee cherry at a time.

In the cup it's jammy berry fruited sweetness with pear and apple highlights, and hints of wildflowers. An elegant cup.

July 24th

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED on July 24th.

We will be back and OPEN on July 25th.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Espresso: Ethiopia Sidama - Deri Kochoha

We started a new Single Origin Espresso today. It's Ethiopia Sidama - Deri Kochoha.

This Single Origin offering if from the Deri Kochoha washing station in Oromia, south of Yirga Cheffe. Some 600 farmer-members contribute to this lot, where it undergoes traditional hand-sorting and raised bed drying. their skill and attention to detail has given us an excellent coffee to work with. This coffee was roasted to three separate profiles and post-blended to increase depth and complexity in the cup.

In the cup it's layered apricot, peach, and orange blossom notes up front with a toffee-caramel candy sweetness, and a smooth and lasting cocoa finish. Bomb diggity good!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Brazil Mogiana - Dry Process Peaberry

Fresh out of the roaster: Brazil Moginana - Dry Process Peaberry.

This coffee is a peaberry lot from Mogiana in the Sul de Minas region. This lot consists of two cultivars - Bourbon and Mundo Nova. This peaberry lot was separated during the dry milling process after sorting and patio drying.

In the cup it's toasted almond and warm nut tones and light cocoa, with a clean red apple finish and just a touch of sarsparilla. A crowd pleaser.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Espresso - Eddie's Fat Guitar

Testing and tasting the new espresso.

We just started pulling Eddie's Fat Guitar espresso, and it's also available Whole Bean as of now!

This rich and vibrant espresso is as thick as poundcake with an eruption of flavor that's sure to keep Jamie cryin' for more. A three bean blend of coffees from Brazil, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea that texture tones on your tongue.

In the cup it's cinnamon spice, orange peel, and rockin' rootbeer notes, with brown sugar and honey sweetness. Yeah!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Papua New Guinea - Baroida Plantation

Just bagged some Papua New Guinea - Baroida Plantation.

The Baroida Plantation was founded by Ben Colbran in the 1960s. Ben first purchased the land from a native man named Taro and they were amongst the first people to cultivate crops in these valleys. This lot was picked and produced at the farm, and the ability to control the quality of the coffee shows in the cup.

In the cup it's apple and warm cinnamon spice with a fruited aromatics, hints of honey and nutmeg. Spice and orange peel notes as it cools. Tasty!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

4th of July

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED on July 4th.
We will resume regular business hours on July 5th.
Have a happy and safe holiday!

Monday, July 02, 2012

peach cakey dessert

Yiching says -- 

I've been experimenting baking different treats and desserts for the shop. These days I like to make little cakey dessert in ramekins. This one is "peach cakey dessert" (served with whipped cream.) 

Try it next time you see them!

Ethiopia Chelelektu Yirga Cheffe

On the siphon right now we have Ethiopia Chelelektu Yirga Cheffe. 

This lot was produced by about 600 small holder farmers and prepared to grade one standards. It was processed at the Teklu Dembel washing station near the town of Che'elelek'tu in the Kochere Woreda of Yirga Cheffe.

In the cup it's tangerine, apple, and grape, with caramel and honey body and jasmine floral highlights. Aromatics from bergamot to berry. Huge thumbs up!

Ethiopia Sidama Deri Kochoha

Fresh out of the roaster: Ethiopia Sidama Deri Kochoha. It's available on the siphon, and also as Whole Bean coffee (as of now.)

This lot of Sidama region coffee comes from Deri Kochoha station. The station has approximated 600 contributing farmers, and produces approximately 2 containers per year. They use a traditional pulping, fermentation, and drying methods to produce an exceptionally sweet and clean coffee.

In the cup it's fig, buttery brown sugar and cinnamon notes right off the bat with a black tea finish. As it cools, hints of wheat bread come through and the flavors change to Meyer lemon and soft citrus notes with warm caramel and orange blossom highlights.

Layered. Complex. Sweet. A favorite of 2012!