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Weekly Newsletter: 18th August, 2017

El Salvador Las Ninfas Pacamara

You know, when your kids are little, people like to tell you that “the days are long but the years are short.” From the perspective of a mom in the thick of it with littles, that can be overwhelming. But as my kids continue to get older, it seems so true. School started again on Wednesday, and I can’t believe how big Jack and Caroline are getting. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we walked into the doors of their kindergarten classes? It does seem to pass in a blink, at least today.

First day of school 2017

This has been a busy week. We enjoyed the Nevada County Fair last weekend, spent a day at the waterpark on Monday, and then the last three days have been back to the structure of school. We are all adjusting to earlier mornings, but it’s great to reconnect each afternoon and hear the tales of their day. I so appreciate all of you teachers out there who are ready to take care of our kids–good luck and thank you!

This week we have our El Salvador Las Ninfas Pacamara for you. This is a new crop from Ricardo Valdivieso, and we last featured it nine months ago, in December. You can read that post here. I always enjoy looking back at previous reviews of a coffee. At that time I described it as having “fruity apricot tones with a creamy finish.” That would still hold true, although it’s more complex than that implies. It has a nice lemon acidity and a table grape flavor too–but you can come try it for yourself.

Pacamara is a hybrid of Maragogype and Pacas that was created by the Salvadoran Institute of Coffee Research. This is grown by Ricardo Valdivieso on a farm that was purchased by his grandfather in 1870. According to our broker, it was passed down to Sr. Valdivieso at:

“a time of great turmoil in El Salvador’s history. At the peak of conflict in the 1980’s, Ricardo came face to face with a firing squad in defense of his family’s land. He was not shot but spent many years in exile before he was able to return to Finca Las Ninfas.”

He now runs the farm with his daughter, Monica, and they also own Santa Leticia farm, where they run a hotel and restaurant along with the coffee plantation. You can find their website here.

You can try a cup of this El Salvador on us this week with the code school days*. I will certainly be enjoying it each morning–back to school is an adjustment to my schedule too. In other news, we have been busy working with a distributor to roll out six varieties of our coffees to Safeway markets in the Sacramento area. We’re excited about being more available to those of you who live further away. Watch for more details as we go along–we’ve also got a new bag design to share with you!

Thanks for reading this far, and I hope that you all have a good week and drink good coffee. Cheers!
–Holly Fike

*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of El Salvador Las Ninfas Pacamara. Code expires on 8.24.17. 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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