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Weekly Newsletter: 7th July, 2017

Kenya AA

This week was a whirlwind, with the Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday. I hope you each got to celebrate in whatever way you enjoy. We had a big family reunion, with lots of good food and good conversation. The highlight was that all four of Chuck and Caroline’s sons were there, and both of Chuck’s brothers. It was great to see the family congregate, and to see multiple generations converse together. The party continued all week, really, with the barbecue working overtime to feed everyone.

Sometimes we get deliveries of boxes, sometimes we get babies . . .

At the store we were open every day this week, and then until nine last night for the second Thursday Night Market. The fourth is so much fun here when the parade is in Grass Valley–it is the epitome of a small town parade, and everyone arrives early to get their favorite spot on the street. We served a lot of drinks to those staging and to those waiting for the start. It was a good day to celebrate our country.

At our home we could barely keep the coffee brewed. It was multiple pots each morning. Luckily we know the best place to find more 🙂 This week we finally have our Kenya AA back in stock for you. We’re featuring this favorite from smallholder farmers who bring their beans to a local co-op and wet mill for processing.

This Kenya is grown at high elevation, and it is a blend of two different arabica varieties: SL28 and SL34, both of which were developed by Scott Laboratories (SL) at the request of the Kenyan government. I talked about them in a 2016 newsletter, here, and there are links to read more about it if you like. Both cultivars have proven to be delicious in the cup, and we experience that in this sample.

You can try a cup of this Kenya on us with the code flag days*. It has great flavors of lemon and grapefruit with a lingering finish. I hope that you enjoy your weekend. Cheers!
–Holly Fike

*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Kenya AA. Code expires on 7.13.17. 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.

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