Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Weekly Grind!
Our Costa Rica Peaberry is back in stock!
For those familiar with the Guatemalan and Tananzian peaberries that we carry, you’ll know a peaberry bean tends to be smaller than other coffee beans, and considerably more round. This is due to a mutation that causes a coffee cherry to only produce one bean instead of two. Don’t be fooled by appearances, though! What peaberry beans lack in quantity (only accounting for about 5% of a coffee bean crop) they make up for in flavor. The Costa Rica Peaberry is fuller in body than a Tres Rios, with notes of citrus and a lovely fruity finish.
Also, say hello to our new Kenya AA Cupping Winner Kigutha Estate!
This African coffee is produced just north of Nairobi, up in the Aberdare mountains, on the Kigutha Estate. Rainforest certified as of 2010 and recognized for their conservation efforts, this estate produces a heavy bodied cup that is sweet and clean with a lively acidity and floral finish.
Love Mugs? We’ve got ‘em!
These beauties, sporting our new logo, have just hit the shelves. Want one for yourself? Grab them from the shelf or get one free this weekend when you buy 2lbs of coffee in-store (though, sorry punch card users, cashing in on your mug forfeits your punches for those 2lbs!).
This Week’s Toasty Tidbit:
Many of you may know that coffee beans need a tropical climate in order to thrive, but what does it mean for a farm or product to be Rainforest certified? The Rainforest Alliance states that their “green frog certification seal indicates that a farm, forest, or tourism enterprise has been audited to meet standards that require environmental, social, and economic sustainability.” In other words, if you see that a farms has this seal of approval, you know it is committed to conserving biodiversity, sustainability, and improving the livelihoods of humans and animals alike.
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