Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Regalito

Lots of Guatemala Single Origin coffees available both On Siphon and Whole Bean at caffe d'bolla right now. Fresh out of the roaster this morning: Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Regalito.

Regalito, which means "little gift," is comprised of 2nd and 3rd generation coffee farmers and focuses on "Specialty Grade" coffee. It is located from 1300-1700 masl in a valley between two steep mountainsides which provides the perfect microclimate for coffee growing.

In the cup it's date and raisin notes with peach and nectarine highlights. Almond and caramel with hints of chocolate as it cools.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

China Yunnan ManZhongTian

Whoa! Our first batch of Single Origin coffee from China - China Yunnan ManZhongTian -  has just come out of the roaster!

This coffee come from a small farm in ManZhongTian, a province in Yunnan, China. The farm sits at 1300 masl along the ManLau River, which provides the natural sweetness in the cup. This is the first coffee we have found above Specialty Grade from China. This is a Wet Processed Organic crop, farmed and meticulously processed by local villagers on land donated by the Chinese government.

In the cup it's nut and light raisin sweetness with muted melon notes. Cinnamon and refined sugar highlights throughout.

Sulawesi Toaraco Seletan Peaberry

Another batch of Sulawesi Toaraco Seletan Peaberry has just been roasted and ready... in time for your weekend home-coffee-brewing!

This coffee is part of a relatively emerging processing method in Indonesia. Rather than using the wet-processed Giling Basa, this coffee is "dry hulled." This is closer to what you find in Central America or Africa, and it produces a similar cup. This coffee was harvested from about 1500 meters, where a sweeter, more Central American-ish profile can be captured.

In the cup it's apple, starfruit, and green grape with a caramel and honey sweetness. A wonderful surprise for an Indonesian coffee!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ethiopia Zonegediyo Kochere Yirga Cheffe

Roasted and Ready! Our first batch of Ethiopia Zonegediyo Kochere Yirga Cheffe of the season.

This is a stand-out wet-processed offering from the Southern zone, from within the Kochere region of Yirga Cheffe. This comes from the Alemu washing station and is a competition class coffee that works on many roast levels.

In the cup it's toffee, black tea, and a hint of lychee up front with a raw sugar sweetness. As it cools, it opens up to smooth Meyer lemon, pomelo, and floral honey sweetness. Exceptional!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

it's that time of the year...

... our house-made pumpkin loaves are back! mm-mmm!