Thursday, November 29, 2012

Colombia Vereda Pedregal

Another wonderful coffee just came out of the roaster! Colombia Vereda Pedregal is being bagged right now and is available Whole Bean at the shop.

This coffee comes from the Pedgregal farmer group. Coffees through this coop organize groups by town, and this is from the home base - those towns directly surrounding Pedgregal. This welection comes from hundreds of samples, and is primarily Caturra with a little Bourbon and Typica in the mix.

In the cup it's sweet and silky smooth grape, green apple, and lime with cocoa powdered highlights and candied walnut aromatics. A remarkable cup.

Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri Peaberry

John has been roasting Single Origins since we came back from Seoul, and trying to fill the shelves with fresh roasted coffee has been keeping us busy (and happy!)

One of the coffees that is flying off the shelves is Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri Peaberry.

Gaturiri is a cooperative wet mill located in the heart of Nyeri. This was the most expensive coffee for our buyer out of Kenya this year. A higher price was paid to purchase directly from the cooperative in order to secure it rather than taking a chance it would be sold out at auction. This coffee was a favorite in 2010 and 2011. This year's cup is phenomenal.

In the cup it's sweet, bright, and fruited. Red currant, black cherry, and raspberry with grape and red apple sweetness emerging as it cools. Excellent!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Roasting Roasting Roasting

John has been roasting coffee since we came back from our trip. We've also been keeping our "coffee bagging station" busy. Here are a few coffees that we just put out:

Costa Rica Finca Salaca - las Brisas: Concord grape, apple, and blackberry.

Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal: Malt, ginger, caramel, chocolate, and grape.

Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri Peaberry: Raspberry, red currant, black cherry, grape and red apple.

These are delicious! Come try it on the siphon, or get a bag and make your own at home today! 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Costa Rica Finca Salaca - Las Brisas

Fresh out of the roaster, and already flying off the shelf at the shop: Costa Rica Finca Salaca - Las Brisas.

Beneficio Las Brisas micro mill was opened this year by Maria Elena Castro and her son. They had previously been delivering coffee cherries from their farm, Finca salaca, to Helsar de Zarcero for processing. The farm, Finca Salaca, is planted almost entirely with Villalobos, a local varietal, and Caturra. The coffees are all mechanically washed by hand and sun-dried on raised beds.

In the cup it's concord grape merging into juicy red apple, blackberry and black cherry as it cools. Delicious!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Guatemala Antigua - Finca La Folie

Fresh out of the roaster: Guatemala Antigua - Finca La Folie. Available Whole Bean at caffe d'bolla right now.

Finca La Folie is a small 91 acre farm in Antigua owned by Penny Matheu. It's at a high elevation of 5200 feet, which lends to the natural sweetness in the coffee. The farm is managed by Don Julio Valencia, who lives on the farm and whose plantings are organized in a classic Antigua fashion.

In the cup it's green apple fading into red apple and ripe cherry sweetness with a touch of black tea. Light brown sugar and toffee essence. A perfect example of a top drawer Antigua coffee.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Burundi Sogestal Kirimiro

A new batch of Burundi Sogestal Kirimiro just roasted!

This coffee comes from the washing station, Sogestal, which is located at just over 1900 meters, and is the highest elevation in Burundi. This was ranked as one of the top 5 washing stations in Burundi based on coffee quality, ecology, and Coop management. Perhaps the best Burundi of the year.

In the cup it's apple and juicy pear notes with a honey and a creamy caramel-butterscotch background.

Delicious. Come get yours today!

chocolate chunk muffins

The chocolate chunk muffins are back!

Try one next time you're in!

Monday, November 05, 2012

El Salvador Finca Siberia - Bourbon

We've featured this wonderful Single Origin coffee from Finca Siberia a few times, and here it comes again... the 3rd and final batch of the season, fresh out of the roaster at caffe d'bolla: El Salvador Finca Siberia - Bourbon.

This coffee is a 100% Bourbon offering from one of the best, most prolific coffee areas in Santa Ana. This 4th generation farm sits at 1450 meters and is run by the Silva family. The name Siberia refers to the chaotic weather at this altitude and inaccessibility of the farm in the past. This coffee has placed in the Cup of Excellence several times. Consistently amazing.

In the cup it's nut and malt sweetness with soft orange accents. Marzipan notes as it cools. A fantastic Bourbon.

The Selective Echo write-up on espresso at caffe d'bolla

John and caffe d'bolla's espresso was featured in The Selective Echo, a blog of Salt Lake City and its cosmopolitan best!

Thanks Les for this wonderful write-up. You can read the article "At caffe d'bolla, the quest for great espresso blends always open ended" from