Archive for December, 2008

Coffee in snow country

Batdorf & Bronson Olympia Roastery at 7am Dec. 17th. 2008 “Rise and Shine Campers. Don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cold out there….” For real. Olympia, Washington is known for many things, such as being the state capitol of Washington, the Riot Grrrl movement, home of The Evergreen State College and the Olympia Film Society Read more

Esmeralda & the turkey cook-off

The second annual Turkey cook-off was held at Pacific Beach, WA. My partner with our extended family and friends have made the Sandpiper Inn a destination spot for our Holiday meal. We serve two turkeys and cook them each differently and compete for which tastes best. I lost this year due to time constraints and Read more

Esmeralda & the turkey cook-off

The second annual Turkey cook-off was held at Pacific Beach, WA. My partner with our extended family and friends have made the Sandpiper Inn a destination spot for our Holiday meal. We serve two turkeys and cook them each differently and compete for which tastes best. I lost this year due to time constraints and Read more

Esmeralda for breakfast and dinner.

The evening was overall dark, not in mood, just in the lack of lighting. My neighbor seems to like a barely lit home, so we proceeded to eat by candle light much to my protest. The evening did illuminate once we pressed a pot of the Panama Esmeralda. The tangy fruit punch flavors cleansed our Read more

Panama Esmeralda in a Chemex

We have a small tradition during the holidays to have some type of tasting.  In past years we have compared chocolates, desserts and coffee pairing and wines.  This was a special tasting since it involved such an exclusive coffee.  I decided to brew it using the Chemex.  This brewer creates a wonderful infusion that really Read more

an exemplary coffee

The line, “on a clear day you can see forever,” struck me as I took my first sip of the Esmeralda. It’s so crisp and clean. The aroma stirs up notes of brown sugar and blueberries. As I set the cup down, flavors of cinnamon linger on the palate. This is a shining example of Read more