Organic Natural Balinese
In our household there is one week of the school year left after today. It’s hard to believe that I will be the mother of a 2nd and 4th grader. Where does the time go? Well this week it went to celebrating Becky’s birthday, two baseball games, ballet practice, and Open House at school. Isn’t it nice that the weather is perfect and that a number of those things were outdoors? I do enjoy being outside when I’m not at work.
This week we have Organic Natural Balinese as our coffee of the week. It seems that the word “natural” can mean many different things, especially in labeling. In this case it refers to the way the coffee was processed. Natural is another name for dry processing, or leaving the cherry on the bean while it dries. This results in fruity, almost grape-y flavors in the cup.
Natural processed coffees tend to be love or hate type of coffees. If you like dry processed beans, you tend to love them all, whether from Yemen or Bali. If you don’t like those fruity tones, you generally won’t like this bean. However, if you haven’t experienced the difference between these two types of processing, come on in and try a sample of last weeks Colombian Supremo against this Organic Balinese. Yes, they come from two different countries, but you will definitely notice a lack of fruit tones in the wet-processed Colombian.
You can try a cup of Organic Natural Balinese on us by using the code summer’s coming* this week. The actual change of seasons might not occur for another month, but the end of school is coming, and in our family that qualifies as summer. Enjoy the coffee this week and find some quiet in the sunshine. That’s my plan anyway. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Natural Balinese. Code expires on 6.05.14. 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.