After leaving there we will be checking out some roasting operations and coffee shops in New Jersey and spending the night somewhere in Northern NJ. Thursday morning we will be stopping at Royal Coffee, NY on Staten Island. We will be picking up 8 bags of coffee including 3 new coffees. We will also have a cupping session with the Royal staff. This will be a lot of fun and truly a learning experience. The folks at Royal cup every day and have amazing palates. Cupping with them always helps me learn more about coffee and enhances mt skills which helps me assure that the coffees we offer are the best available. I will also get the chance to taste some new coffees that Royal is offering. After cupping we will be loading 8 bags of coffee into my Honda Element and driving home. The ride should be interesting with all that weight in the vehicle, but it's a Honda so there shouldn't be a problem.
Costa Rican Naranjo Especial - smooth sweet lemon with clean milk chocolate flavor, clean with nice acidity and good body
Fair Trade/Organic Timor - medium body, nice balance with dark chocolate syruppy flavor
Ethiopian East Harrar - mild acidity, heavy body, mild blueberry and chocolate flavors