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Weekly Newsletter: 1st September, 2017

Costa Rica Monteverde Natural

A week ago yesterday I was at the top of the Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout with my daughter and her classmates. If you’ve never been there, it’s about a 2.5 mile hike that increases 1800′ in elevation, and finishes with 180 stairs to the old fire lookout. I found a blog post online with great pictures here. It’s a pretty intense hike, no matter your age, and I loved seeing these kids come together and encourage one another. When one child was worried about the steep edge, a friend held her hand and walked on the outside. The many moments like that were a highlight for me.

Our windy pic from atop the lookout tower

This week has been one of high heat and fires around here. Our thoughts are with the many who have been displaced by wildfires. A big shoutout to all the firefighters who are working so hard to keep us safe. And on the other side of things, we also are thinking of all of you affected by the flooding in the Houston area. It’s been quite a week for extreme weather.

Last week I ran out of time, and I never sent a newsletter. So you all missed out on hearing about our Organic Blue Krishna Balinese. It’s an employee favorite and we’re always excited when it comes back in stock. I’ve left it on sale for one more week, but this week we have another specialty coffee for you. This is our Costa Rica Monteverde Natural.

This Costa Rican comes from a group of twenty families, who come together as the Monteverde Group. According to our broker,

“The Monteverde group promotes their environmental stewardship through the LIFE Monteverde educational programs on organic farming and low environmental impact energy systems . . . [and] strives for diversity with a well-established roasted coffee operation for the national consumption, a coffee learning center with a specialty coffee shop, and guided tours of their farms.”

The coffee is a natural, or dry, process, meaning that it is dried with the fruit still intact. This gives it a sweet fruity flavor in the cup, reminiscent of melon and dried cherries.

You can try a cup of this Costa Rica on us this week with the code high places*. I hope that you all find a way to beat the heat this weekend (may I recommend heading to the mountains?). We will be open 7 am – 3 pm on Labor Day, so if you need an iced drink, come on in. In the meantime, drink good coffee. Cheers!
–Holly Fike

*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Costa Rica Monteverde Natural. Code expires on 9.7.17. 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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