One of my favorite moments of Christmas Day was seeing Dave and Jack in matching Chewbacca onesies, given them by their niece/sister. Another was Archie's delight in every present, and his offer to help Uncle Trace unwrap his gift. He even came up to me with multiple gifts, and asked if I could read the name for him--and then proceeded to hand them out. His anticipation leading up to Christmas was also magical. It's fun to be your aunt, Archie!
We were closed Christmas Day, but we're back to slinging drinks now. Eggnog lattes are still available, for a few more days, and we'll serve our limited edition
until the end of the year. On Christmas morning our family started the day with a carafe of Jamaican Blue Mountain, one of our favorite traditions. I hope that you were able to celebrate in a way that was meaningful to you, and I wish each of you all the joy of the season.
Today we have a new
Costa Rica La Rosa
offering for you, and after this we will be back to our weekly featured coffees. This comes from Naranjo, in central Costa Rica, a farming community that used to be known for its orange groves. Now a lot of the land has been turned into coffee farms, and the co-op Coopronaranjo works with these farmers. Coopronaranjo "has ecologically designed instruments to handle every aspect of the post-harvest processing and it all runs on hydropower. But it’s not just mill equipment that makes a big impression. This cooperative also has an organic fertilizer production plant that uses vermiculture to convert coffee pulp back into low cost organic fertilizer" (from our broker,
Coopronaranjo has the ability to put together the perfect blend with multiple farmers bringing their beans to the co-op. This
comes from seven different farmers, and it makes a delicious cup of coffee. Roasted light, it tastes of walnuts, melon, and stone fruit, with lingering citrus notes. Those of you who love the sparkle of acidity on your palette will enjoy this coffee.
This week marks the end of a decade, and we are thankful for another ten years in business. A big thanks to all of you who have supported us this decade. Here's to another ten years of good coffee and good community. Cheers!