Costa Rica Andres Chalino Micro-Lot
The header picture is from our Tournament of Champions game last Saturday in Foresthill. The pageantry of baseball is pretty fun to watch, from the national anthem to the Little League pledge. The boys and girls played a good game, but we lost. So that part of our season is over. This week we have a ballet recital to attend, and practice continues for All Stars baseball–keeping us all busy.
Last night was the first Thursday Night Market downtown. We were open until 9 pm, and we had fun making frozen drinks all evening for those of you who attended. It continues every Thursday until July 28th, so come on down and check it out. There’s fresh produce, food and craft vendors, and most of the stores are open late.
This week our coffee is a micro-lot from Costa Rica, near San Jose. It is grown by Andres Chalino, and processed at the Beneficio El Cedro. Sr. Chalino is part of a co-op of farmers who are working together to produce sustainable high quality coffee. The co-op is called Asociación de Agricultores de la Violeta de Desamparados, and you can see a video about their work here. But be warned, it is in Spanish.
This coffee is high-grown at five to eight thousand feet elevation. Even without understanding Spanish, you can see the beautiful countryside with mountains rising around and above small family farms. We’ve roasted this Costa Rican light, and the flavor shines in the cup. It has a sweet floral aroma that teases your nose, and then you taste light chocolate and strawberry tones as you sip. It’s delicious.
Our Costa Rican Andres Chalino Micro-Lot is brewed in the cafe this week, and you can try a cup on us with the code market fun*. Enjoy your June weekend, and drink good coffee. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Costa Rican Andres Chalino Micro-Lot coffee. Code expires on 6.30.16. 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.