New Crop Coffees

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The 2008 crop coffees from Central America are starting to arrive! We can expect these coffees to taste even more delicious as they settle-in during the weeks to come, but roasters are nevertheless talking about the fresh new arrivals.

Here’s what the Olympia roasters have to say around the cupping table:

Organic Nicaragua Isabelia : sweet, caramelly, milk cocoa, hint of cherry, Roaster Van Stevens says “crackerjacks and caramel corn”.

Costa Rica Tarrazu SHB El Indio : fresh, lively acidity, Coffee Buyer/Roastmaster Scott Merle says “youthful exuberance”, medium-bodied, flavors of tropical nuts and fruits.

Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle : complex, “tons” of flavor components, elegantly balanced, sugar cane sweetness, heavy-bodied, velvet mouthfeel.

French Roast : intense, deep and rich, thick creamy body, bold character, caramelized sugar. Scott says “like crême brulée topping”, Van says “like the toasted part of a toasted marshmallow”, Roaster Brian Meyers says “like chocolate fudge frosting”.

Try them for yourself!

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