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Weekly Newsletter: Guatemalan Atitlan

tomatoes and strawberriesGuatemalan Atitlan

The produce was lovely last night at the Thursday Night Market.  There are three more weeks left, so you still have time to visit this fun and family-friendly event.  It features live music, local vendors and artisans, and food and treats of all sorts.  Most of the stores are open late, including The Artist Workshop if you need a place to take the kids.  We make a lot of mocha freezes for folks out walking around!

I had to buy flowers last night: they were gorgeous.

I had to buy flowers last night: they were gorgeous.

This week’s coffee is once again a central American bean.  We seem to have traveled that direction and stuck lately.  We’ve gone from Mexico to Honduras and Costa Rica, and now we’ve gone back northwest to Guatemala.  This coffee comes from the volcanic mountains around Lake Atitlan, on the Pacific side of the country.  This is one of the eight growing regions in Guatemala, which you can read more about here.

Trace roasted this light so that you can taste all the nuances of flavor in this bean.  It’s great coffee, with nutty flavors and a sweet finish.  This is more a chocolate sweet than the floral or honey tones of last week’s Costa Rican Miel.  It would make a good dessert coffee, or a morning accompaniment to a baked good in your local coffee shop.  I’ll be drinking this at home this week, a nice treat* as summer winds down.

I have a little girl sitting in the back office patiently waiting for her mother to be done working.  I think that I better send out this newsletter and take her home for a swim.  May you all find somewhere to cool off this weekend (it’s supposed to be hot!).  And whether you take it hot or iced, enjoy good coffee. Cheers!
–Holly Fike

*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Guatemalan Atitlan.  Code expires on 7.31.14.  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.


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