Organic Ethiopia Hambela Buku Washed
If you didn’t stop in here on Halloween, you missed the spectacular decorations that our staff put together to turn this place into Hogwarts. We had a Harry Potter theme going on, complete with balloon owls floating around, letters from Hogwarts, a cauldron for the candy, house banners, and everyone dressed up as a Harry Potter character. Archie was our Harry, and nothing could have been cuter than a one year old running around with a wand and a robe.
A special shout-out to Bailey (aka Fleur), who worked for days putting together the Halloween decor for this extravaganza. She even came up with a recipe for Butterbeer and Gillywater–and after all that she came and volunteered to help out all morning before her shift started. Thank you Bailey! We really do have the best employees.
And thank you also to all of you who participated in the downtown trick-or-treat event. It was lots of fun handing out candy to the preschoolers. There are some awfully creative parents out there, and we saw some pretty amazing costumes. Our own manager, Becky, not only made Archie’s costume: she also dressed up as a Nimbus 2000 broomstick to carry him around.
This week we have yet another great coffee for you. We got a new shipment of green coffee on Halloween (busy day!), and this is an Organic Ethiopian that we were excited to try. It’s fully washed, and comes from the Hambela Estate, in Buku. At our staff meeting Wednesday night we were talking about all the different things that a coffee name can describe. In this case we have the certification, country, estate, area, and processing all in one name (Organic Ethiopia Hambela Buku Washed).
The Hambela Estate is owned by the Adinew family, and according to our broker, here:
“The family-run company was gifted property by Emperor Selassie in honor of the matriarch, Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot. METAD is now managed by her grandson Aman Adinew, and its export partner Rift Valley Trading LLC is operated by his brother Michael Adinew. Among the many important pieces of work undertaken by METAD are their commitment to equal employment opportunities for women and education opportunities for the youth of the coffeelands, their early partnerships with Grounds for Health, and their development of Africa’s first SCAA certified lab.”
That’s quite a list of accomplishments, and we’re proud to be carrying this Hambela Estate coffee. Equally as important, in the cup this is a delicious brew. It tastes of honey, melon, apricot and has a light toasted nut finish. It’s a spectacular bean. You can try a cup on us this week with the code Harry Potter*. It will be the perfect accompaniment to a rainy weekend. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Ethiopia Hambela Buku Washed. Code expires on 11.9.17. 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.