Celebes Kalossi (Sulawesi Toraja)
In case you haven’t yet turned the calendar page, it’s September folks. Can you believe it? I have definitely noticed the days getting shorter, and I even put on a cardigan for my walk to school this morning. Our predicted highs are only in the 70s or 80s: a sure sign that autumn is coming. The corners of the parking lots are starting to fill with the brown crunchy leaves that are so fun to rustle through. We’re in the waning of the summer.
Last weekend Trace and I celebrated our anniversary in the city. We enjoyed a SF Giants game during the day, and drove to Napa for stellar food along the river in the evening. We are so lucky to live away from the crowds, and yet have world class destinations close at hand. Northern California is amazing like that.
In other news, the best part of my day is when Becky comes to work, and I get to be the auntie. There’s not much better than holding a baby. It’s so fun to get a daily baby fix. And his hard-working mama is great too–I missed my office companion. Babies that come to work with you are one of the best perks of a small business.
This week we are featuring our Celebes Kalossi. I’m actually never sure how to label this coffee. We’ve carried it for so many years that most of you know it as Celebes, but the proper title is Sulawesi Toraja. Celebes is the old European name of this Indonesian island, which is today known as Sulawesi. We’ve taken to using the names interchangeably.
The Toraja part of the name refers to the indigenous Toraja people. I wrote more about their elaborate, boat-like homes and their unique culture that celebrates death here. This coffee is grown in the mountains of South Sulawesi, on the southwestern peninsula. If you look at a map of Sulawesi, you’ll see that it looks rather like a four fingered hand, with four distinct peninsulas. This is a land of many extremes.
This Celebes is so delicious: it’s always a popular choice. It’s full-bodied with nutty and chocolate tones. I could drink it all day–although you are probably all aware that I might be rather biased. You can try it for yourself this week with the code cool mornings*. If you’re in town, we will be open on Labor Day, from 7 am to 3 pm. Enjoy your three day weekend, and drink good coffee. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Sulawesi Toraja (Celebes Kalossi). Code expires on 9.8.16. 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.