Saturday, December 29, 2012

Holiday Hours

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED
on Monday 12/31
and Tuesday 1/1 
We will OPEN on Wednesday.
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Hours

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED
on Monday 12/24
and Tuesday 12/25

We will OPEN on Wednesday.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Kenya Nyeri AB Gatomboya

Roasted, and ready for the holidays!

We've been roasting many wonderful Single Origin Coffees for the shop and people are getting them for themselves and for their loved ones as gift! This morning John roasted our first batch of Kenya Nyeri AB Gatomboya, and people are loving it already!

Gatomboya is a small washing station aligned with a particular "society" which is what they call cooperatives in Kenya. This is part of the same group as Gaturiri, which we sold about a moth ago. Our buyer purchased this coffee direct so they would not risk missing it at auction. This coffee was shipped vacuum sealed from Kenya to protect it against moisture on the long voyage.

In the cup it's tangy peach, nectarine, and orange, with red grapefruit as it cools. Clove, cocoa and honey sweetness join to present an amazingly sweet and balanced cup. Outstanding!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Guatemala Finca Rosma

Another batch of the Guatemala Finca Rosma is ready! It's currently available Whole Bean, and also on the siphon menu.

Finca Rosma is a small farm in Huehuetenango. It is owned by the Rosales family and named after their grandmother, Rosmarie. The farm is at 1900 meters, and they use traditional fermentation and wet milling. This farm placed #2 in the 2010 Cup of Excellence and consistently produces an amazing coffee.

In the cup it's red plum and cinnamon notes up front with sweet vanilla and light toasted almond. As it begins to cool, red apple, sweet ripe cheery emerges and a butter mouthfeel dominates the cup. Amazing!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Panama - Duncan Estate

A wonderful Panama just came out of the roaster!

Duncan Estate is a third generation organic certified coffee farm above the town of Boquete in Northern Panama. The coffees are prepared by Ricardo, the owner, and taken to sun dry on raised patio beds. The diverse micro-climate above Jaramillo is also a factor in producing such a complex and flavorful offering.

In the cup it's juicy tart red fruit and prune with hints of mandarin sweetness on a bed of creme caramel. One of our favorites!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ethiopia Bedele Sota Cooperative

Just bagged: Ethiopia Bedele Sota Cooperative.

Sota cooperative lies just outside Bedele town in Ethiopia's Western most province of Illubabor. It is part of a new initiative our buyer helped set up. It is a non-governmental program that consists of both agronomists and financial advisers to help train for more efficient business and farming practices. It has been a very successful program. It has led to excellent coffees they have been able to sell for 3 to 4 times the price they had been previously.

In the cup it's date, fig, and black currant up front with hints of tamarind and a soft raisin and red honey sweetness. Exceptional!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Nicaragua Finca La Tormenta

Fresh out of the roaster we have Nicaragua Finca La Tormenta!

La Tormenta is a small 7 hectre farm located near the region of Las Manos, near the northwest border of Nicaragua. It is owned and run by Francisco Irene Olivera, his wife, and their four children. La Tormenta placed 5th in last year's Cup of Excellence.

In the cup it's elements of blackberry, grape, and honey wheat sweetness. Huckleberry emerges as it cools.