San Agustin Colombian
March has arrived, and in our family that means the start of the Little League season. Despite the rainy week (which we need, so no complaints), we got in two practices, and it was nice to see a group of kids working on the skills they’ll need to be a team. Each practice had both raindrops and sunshine: it seemed like standard March weather. Can you believe that the daffodils are in full bloom in Nevada City, and the fruit trees are blossoming at lower elevations? Only two more weeks until Spring.
This week our featured coffee is San Agustin Colombian. This Colombian comes from the Huila region, very near the equator, so they are in the unusual circumstance of being able to grow and harvest year-round. The Huila region is in the south of Colombia, and these beans are high-grown, on small farms nestled on the Andean slopes.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of this Condor Huila coffee, and I do believe that we may have carried it that long. It has won the Cup of Excellence before, which is a competition for the coffees that cup the best in any one region. The award verifies the amount of care that is put into this coffee. Once brewed, this Colombian is smooth, with distinct chocolate notes*. It is full-bodied and has a caramel finish.
I have a date with my daughter today. She mastered tying her shoes this week, and since she has outgrown many of her shoes, we are going to get some “tie shoes” today. The sweet stages of growing up. She’s also making plans for the other many things we can do on our girl outing–go on a hike, paint our nails, make a craft. I think that we’ll have to narrow it down a little, but I have no doubt that my creative girl and I will have fun. It is quite a joy to be a mother (at least most of the time).
Whatever you do this afternoon and weekend, I hope that there is good coffee involved. Stop in anytime this week and try a cup of this Colombian on us by using to code in bold above. Now I’m off for girl time, but here’s wishing you all the best. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of San Agustin Colombian. Code expires on 3.06.14. Limit one free cup per customer please. Valid only at Carolines Coffee Roasters, 128 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA. Code/Offer has no cash value.