Now in the cafe - the latest Fields. For the fourth year in a row we’re thrilled to have purchased coffee from the Las Lajas micromill in Costa Rica. This red honey processed coffee tastes like cranberry and clove - perfect in time for shorter, colder days
La Bandera Espresso is coming to a seasonal end very soon. Probably our most creamy espresso at the moment. White honey Costa Rican and a stunner every year. La Forestal is one of the two Microlots we featured this year from Diego’s beautiful farm. ♥️ Photo taken in St. Petersburg by @ira_sharipova 🙏
Were you able to snatch a sample of #GAIACOFFEECO at the market yesterday? Also check out this beautiful handcrafted board we were gifted by our friend Gary at @talloaktradingco ~ he also has a booth at the @rbfarmersmarket on Tuesdays!✨✨
We’re just a couple of weeks away from this year’s edition of #Sintercafe ! Are you ready for this year’s conferences? Here are some of this year’s speakers: Arthur Karuletwa, who will be speaking about Blockchain & Traceability; Craig Holt, who will be the moderator of the panel “Coffee Quality: Innovation vs Identity”; and David Kastle of @swisswater, who will be sharing with us Why Decaf Matters!
We have just launched two new *delicious* single origin coffees that will make you mouth smile out of tastiness and your heart smile because of the growers’ environmental and social stewardship.
❤️Our red label coffee - i.e. the full bodied single origin - is from CESMACH, or Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas. With roughly 700 farmers belonging to this cooperative, the coffee plants spam 37 communities and 4 municipalities and grow along the border with the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The co-op members organized themselves in 1994 and have been devoted to organic farming practices to protect the fragility of the biosphere they neighbor and to create a sustainable income for their families. A certified Fair Trade and Organic Coffee, this Mexican coffee offers notes of roasted nut, cocoa, and brown spice and makes a rich, smooth coffee for the fall season. ❤️
💚 Our lighter bodied coffee - with our green label - is a microlot grown by Otto Esteban Bonilla Avila in Palmira Costa Rica. Otto and his processing mill is part of a larger local initiative, in partnership with UNICEF and the Costa Rican government, to provide healthcare and education to children of coffee harvesters. This unique coffee offers complex winey notes of tropical red fruit and citrus. 💚
Also now available; our single origin three-pack! ❤️🖤💚
We’re working on the last details of this year’s edition of #Sintercafe ! Will we see you here in a few weeks? Here’s a little preview of the program, but you can check the whole schedule by clicking on the link in our bio!
~ VOLCAN AZUL IS BACK~
🍍🍍🍍🍍Remember the pineapple candy? 🍍🍍🍍🍍
To celebrate having our darling Costa Rican natural, ‘Volcan Azul’ back in the house, we’re giving away 5 bags FREE to the first 5 people who correctly respond to this call out. (Must be in Australia, sorry Int. friends) .
🍍Tell us what gives you a ‘Zest For Coffee’ in the comments below
🍍 Tag 2 friends in your comments
🍍 If those 2 friends are following us, you’re going to Costa Rica on us!
(well, your tastebuds are)
First 5 will get a bag of our Costa Rican, Volcan Azul micro-lot (RRP$25) straight to your door.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. #Volcanazulisback#coffeepromo#zestmicrolot#costaricancoffee
Intelligensia Coffee (Chicago, IL) - Costa Rica Tarrazu Coopedota La Cruz - passionfruit, green grape, peach cobbler
The Gesha (I use this spelling to differentiate from the other spelling "geisha" which is typically used for a Japanese female entertainer) varietal has exploded in many different countries like Costa Rican to create a fruity cup that has the complex notes with body. Compared to Intelligensia's Gesha Village 1931 release, this gesha is fruity but less clear. The flavors are nice however it trails from Intelligensia's release of the Gesha Village 1931 bean. This is still a good bean but just not outstanding to me.
This Special Selection marks Intelligentsia’s first Geisha offering from Costa Rica. We have seen this unique variety being produced in more and more countries every year, and we have been on the hunt for something this special from Costa Rica for several years now. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before our search for something special collided with the growing volume of Geisha in Costa Rica.
It will likely come as no surprise that this lovely offering comes from our dear friends at the Coopedota cooperative in Dota County, Tarrazu. We have had a Direct Trade relationship with the organization for over a dozen years now, and its members continue to deliver new and exciting coffees. Even against the high standards set by more than a decade of delicious coffees, the 2018 harvest has been especially good.
During the 2017 edition of our annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop, we held our first annual Extraordinary Coffee Competition. At ECC, the very best coffees from all the producers in our Direct Trade network compete head-to-head, judged not only by the Intelligentsia staff of coffee buyers and quality control experts, but also by the producers themselves. When Coopedota won the award for Best in Central America with a surprising Geisha entry, I knew the time was finally near for this exciting new addition to our menu.
Our coffee beans are imported directly from Costa Rica and roasted for us just how we like! The roast is called Reserva Especial and is a perfect blend of 3 regions in Costa Rica. You can purchase the same beans we use on our trailer by the pound in either whole bean or ground. .
You can grab a bag for $14 at one of our stops, at our shop in Mesa (3820 E. Main St) or you can order from our online store (link in bio) and they will will be shipped out right away!.
Cold brew coffee is always flowing at our coffee bar! On tap right now Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Las Lajas!🙌🏼☕️
Siempre hay café frío en nuestro coffee shop, ahorita estamos ofreciendo nuestro refrescante café de Costa Rica 🇨🇷Las Lajas!🙌🏼☕️
This will do in a pinch. Haven't had a lot of extra time lately to roast (or do anything else!). I wouldn't really say bright, but there is a nice tart note reminiscent of blackberry. It also has a kind of a nice roasty/caramel note.
The roast is still too dark, though. This is their lightest level and it still had a visible oil sheen, probably full city +. Seemed reasonably fresh and the price was OK.
One of the things our attendees love the most about #Sintercafe is our conferences. This is why we’re proud to announce that this year Tim Schilling, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the @WCoffeeResearch; Win Thin, Senior Vice President of Investor Services at #BrownBrothersHarriman ; and @Nolan.Hirte, Cup of Excellence judge, licensed Q-Grader and founder of @ProudMaryCoffee, will be joining us as speakers!