Trace and I took his ’68 Bronco up to Lake Tahoe last night, to celebrate his 50th birthday. We had the top off, which was lovely as we left the 90 degree weather in town, but we did get rained on from about Big Bend on. After a quick stop in Truckee to buy a light parka, we were on our way, slightly damp, but still enjoying our adventure. It was a refreshing drive. On our way home the clouds had moved on, so that we could star watch while the wind swept us downhill. What a beautiful place we live.
This week our coffee comes from Africa, with this Kenya AA bean. AA refers to the highest grade of Kenyan coffee. This coffee is grown in the central part of the country, on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. It comes from small farms who come together to process their coffee in Murang’a county.
The flavor profile of this bean is completely different from the central American coffees we’ve featured recently. This Kenyan has a bright acidity, floral tones, and a sweetness of caramel as you sip. It’s lively, and makes you want another taste. It would be great hot or iced.
We are now less than two weeks away from school starting again. I have time to spend with my two favorite* children
before that happens. In the meantime, I hope that you all stay cool this weekend. If you’re looking for rain, try the high country–it is certainly a nice change in weather as you rise in elevation. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Kenya AA. Code expires on 8.07.14. 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.