Our local weather went from rainy and cool to dry and sunny almost overnight. It was quite a change. It was so warm last weekend that I couldn’t resist getting some plants in the ground, so we’ve got cherry tomatoes started in our garden. Generally we wait for Mother’s Day to plant, but these hot days are quickly warming the soil. I think that next week is supposed to be cooler, but I’ve certainly enjoyed the good weather this week.
The sunshine was especially nice because I have been swamped for the last two weeks. Between finding a new dairy distributor, sick kids, and getting sick myself, the days have flown by. Last week I never even got a newsletter written, so I wanted to make sure that I told you about our special this week. For those of you wondering, we featured our Organic Blue Krishna Balinese, and I left it on sale this week if you would like to try it. It’s always a favorite of our staff.
Today we have another coffee for you, our Tanzanian Peaberry. This coffee comes from small family farms in the Mbinga district of southern Tanzania. The beans are grown at high elevation and fully washed. A peaberry bean occurs when there is only one seed in a coffee cherry, instead of the usual two. Perhaps because of that, they tend to be higher in caffeine.
Many people select this coffee for its caffeine content–it will get you going–but it is also a beautiful tasting cup. When you brew this you get a lovely citrus flavor, and it finishes with floral notes reminiscent of a Meyer lemon. It has a medium body and a bright acidity. It is a fine African bean.
Tomorrow is the downtown Grass Valley Car Show, from 10 am – 3 pm. The cars will be lining up early, so bring the whole family to enjoy. I know that my kids have always loved the event. As usual, there are all kinds of wonderful events around town: check out the Outside Inn blog post about the summer camp fair here. And the first annual Blue Marble Jubilee is happening at the fairgrounds from 2 pm – 7 pm, so you can stay busy all day.
If you do make it downtown, come try this Tanzanian on us with the code garden sun*. Find us on social media and let us know if you’ve started your garden with the tag @CarolinesCoffee. We’d love to hear. Enjoy your week!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Tanzanian Peaberry. Code expires on 5.11.17. 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