What a spectacular week, weather-wise anyway. It rained on Tuesday night, and then we enjoyed a cloud display Wednesday morning, and the rest of the week has been clear and sunny. It’s starting to feel like summer is peeking around the corner. We’ve been getting plants in the ground at our house, which is one of my favorite things to do. Last weekend I spend most of both days in the yard. At the end of last summer we added a cutting garden bed, and it’s been so fun to plant seeds in it and look forward to the flowers to come.
On Sunday my kids spoiled me by bringing me breakfast in bed and showering me with gifts and cards throughout the day. It still amazes me that they’re old enough to do that without help. Caroline also made us all a charcuterie platter for lunch out in the yard, and printed up a beautiful menu (complete with a few of her own adorable spellings) for the day.
This week we have a unique bean for you. This is our Nicaragua Margogype, also known as the “elephant bean.” It is a genetic mutation of Typica, a common arabica varietal. It is sought after for its mild and smooth taste. If you order this whole bean, you can see that it is at least a third again larger than most of our coffees. It’s always a fun bean to feature for that reason.
This particular Maragogype comes from Nicaragua, from small farmers in the far north of the country, not far from the border with Honduras. The coffee is fully washed (wet process), at the Beneficio La Estrella in Ocotal. In the cup it is sweet like milk chocolate, with a smooth and creamy finish.
You can try a cup on us this week with the code elephant bean*. Enjoy your sunny weekend–there’s so much to do around our local area. No matter what you do, drink good coffee. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Nicaragua Maragogype. Code expires on 5.25.17. 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.