Happy 2015! We're wishing everyone a beautiful New Year. It's been a snowy start to the year in Denver and we're warming up with coffee, friends, and family.
We're going to roll out quite a few new coffees this month, starting with three this week. Both Rwanda Kigeyo and Sulawesi Tana Toraja have been tasting great in our cafes for the last week and we'll have both available as production and retail coffees this week.
This week we're also releasing Inza, a Colombian coffee grown in and around the town of Inza, Huila by various smallholders. This coffee is definitely a crowd pleaser, with big body, deep chocolate and walnut sweetness, and black cherry and cola flavors. It has great potential as a single origin espresso, as well as a brewed coffee.
Beyond these three coffees, we're also excited about Zelelu, a superb and rare late harvest Ethiopian coffee that we'll be releasing in the next few weeks. Zelelu is the name of an individual member of the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union and this is one of only a handful of single farmer Ethiopian lots imported to the United States this year. This coffee is a testament to hard work by the YCFCU, Cafe Imports, and Zelelu himself to increase already high quality and transparency in Yirgacheffe, and we can't wait to start roasting and brewing this limited release. Look for incredibly clean and juicy white grapefruit and lime, white tea, intense rose aromatics, and honeydew sweetness later this month.
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