I had the privilege this week of flying to Portland to stay with my brother’s two children while he and his wife were at the hospital for the birth of their third child. On Monday we enjoyed a day of unusual sun and warmth, and walked along the river, under a cascade of cherry blossoms. I think that all of Portland was out appreciating the sun–the path was full. At one point there was a gust of wind, and petals filled the air like a fragrant pale pink storm.
Even more beautiful was welcoming baby Jude to the world early on Tuesday. His brother and sister could not have been more amazed and delighted. I loved watching their sweet faces light up as they caressed and sang to him. His four year old sister held him so much that this auntie barely had a turn. What a treat to be a part of their family for this important week.
Since I just got back into town I haven’t had much opportunity to try our Organic Mexican, so I poured a cup this morning and wow, does it have great flavor. It’s chocolate-y and nutty and almost a caramel sweet. This would keep you going even with a newborn baby, a four year old and a two year old. I might need to send a package up to Portland. It’s full-bodied and delicious with a medium acidity that holds up even as it cools.
This Mexican comes from Chiapas, in the far south of the country. The farmers here have formed a co-op with the express purpose of growing high quality organic coffee. This is a washed coffee, grown with care at high elevations* in the Sierra Madre mountains. We’re proud to offer it this week, and you can try a cup on us by using the code in bold above.
No matter where your week takes you, I hope that you start each day with good coffee. I’ll be drinking to new babies this week, and to the joy of spending time with family. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Mexican. Code expires on 4.03.14. 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.