Colombian El Limo Alirio Gomez
From snowy to sunny in one week: the temperamental weather this week felt more typical for northern California than our last few dry winters. One thing I have always loved about this area is how the sun comes out and the evergreens shine against a brilliant blue even in the winter. I went to college in Illinois, and somehow February there always seemed to be grey. Green trees against a blue sky is happy to me, even if the day before was dreary.
I am grateful for the sunshine, but there’s not much that I like better in the winter than a snowy day. I’m pretty sure that my children would agree with me: they chose to walk to school in the snow, and it was the earliest we’ve arrived all week. They even had time to play outside and ride bikes in the snow before school. They were hoping for a snowball fight, but unfortunately it didn’t start accumulating until they were in the classroom. Even I detoured on my walk to work and went up to Mill Street to snap pictures.
This week we have another micro-lot coffee for you, this time from Colombia. Like our Organic Honduran Eriban Mendoza two weeks ago, this one also has the name of the farm and the farmer on the bag. This Colombian was grown in the west part of the country, near Buesaco, in the department of Narino. The farm is located above 6000 feet elevation–for comparison, Lake Tahoe is at 6224′. The coffee is grown by Alirio Gomez, and his farm is called El Limo.
There are pictures of Sr. Gomez from our coffee broker here. According to their notes, he has his own micro mill, so that he is able to process the coffee cherries himself, and thus ensure the quality. This is a fully washed coffee, and we’ve roasted it to right before the second crack, so that you can taste the distinct characteristics of this bean. It has a delightful walnut flavor with a light citrus finish. It’s sweet and easy to drink.
You can sample a cup of this Colombian El Limo Alirio Gomez on us this week with the code snow to sun*. Also, for those of you who enjoy Valentine’s Day, there’s a great giveaway on the Outside Inn blog here. A bag of our Valentines Blend is included in the giveaway, and you can also pick one up in our store. Enjoy your sunny weekend, if you live locally. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Colombian El Limo Alirio Gomez. Code expires on 2.11.16. 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.