Friday, May 7, 2010

Two New Coffees

We received a coffee shipment on Wednesday afternooon.  Two of them are new crop coffees.  The first is a coffee that we will be offering for the third year.  It is a Guatemalan Huehuetenango from Finca El Injertal.  This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, and has been one of my favorites.  It is used as the house coffee at Dexter's Cafe at SUNY Potsdam, and Oswegatchie Coffee in Gouverneur.  The cupping notes from Royal Coffee are as follows,   " This new arrival from the El Injertal estate is a burst of citrus-flavored acidity.  The sweet cup starts off with lemony-orange notes accompanied by a buttery, caramel body and ending with a long-lasting chocolate finish."  It  sounds great, and I can't wait to get it into the roaster.  

The next new coffee is Nicaragua Selva Negra.  This coffee is certified Organic and Rainforest Alliance.  Selva Negra is the finca which produces this fantastic coffee.  The Royal, NY Cupping notes are, " another year of great quality from Eddy and Mausi Kuhl of the Selva Negra Estate!  We consider the Selva Negra Estate to be one of our finest Rain Forest Alliance coffees; at the cupping table it scored high marks in both body and character, balanced by a medium acidity and honey sweetness.  The smooth body is highlighted by strong chocolate and sweet lemon notes topped off with a subtle citrus-orange flavor at the finish."  I'll be roasting this later today.  It will definitely be my afternoon coffee today.