Organic Biodynamic India Seethargundu Estate
The coffee in the central header picture could be any bean, but it’s not. It’s the first roast of our Jamaican Blue Mountain for this holiday season. We’ll keep roasting it from now until Christmas, or until the barrel is gone. So if you’ve been waiting to drink Jamaican, we do sell it by the single cup pour over in house, or you can order some online here. It’s always a treat to drink, and around our house it’s a Christmas morning tradition.
If you’re thinking that it’s a bit early to talk about Christmas traditions, the first Cornish Christmas is next week. We love this downtown event, with roasted chestnuts, a Cornish choir, and craft and food vendors (kettle corn!) lining the streets. It continues every Friday night from Thanksgiving to Christmas–you can find more information here. This year is the 50th anniversary of this iconic celebration.
Next week we will be closed Thanksgiving Day so all of our staff can spend the day with their families. The morning will find us at the MEBII Turkey Trot, at the high school. We’ll bring coffee, so if you’re looking for an activity to start your day, come on out. The run honors Michael Edward Bratton II, who took his own life at the age of 25. My kids have attended their whole lives, and every year it is an opportunity to talk to them about suicide and mental health–a great way to begin a day of thankfulness.
This week we have a new coffee for you, from a country that we don’t feature very often: India. We don’t get Indian coffees much because there are not many available–what they grow is mostly used in country. So this is a treat: an organic, biodynamic coffee from southwestern India. It comes from the Seethargundu Estate in the Western Ghats mountain range. The Western Ghats are a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. There are thousands of flora and fauna that make their home here, including “at least 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish species.”
The Seethargundu Estate is also called POABS, and according to their website here, POABS is “the largest perennial multi-crop organic estate in the world, at an average elevation of 3500 feet, and grows Arabica and Robusta coffee and tea along with inter-crops of pepper, cardamom, orange, and vanilla. Seethargundu Estate is designated Poabs Organic Estates and operates in a closed ecosystem.” This particular lot of arabica coffee won the 2017 Flavor of India Fine Cup Award for the best Specialty and Organic coffee (see here).
This is a special and unique coffee, which we will only have for a short while. It’s roasted light, and has sweet caramel tones, with a light meyer lemon finish that lingers. Come and try a cup on us this week with the code thankful*. I hope that you all have a great holiday week, and that your Thanksgiving plans are centered on gratitude. On that note, a big thank you to all of you, for reading, and for being our customers. We appreciate you. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Biodynamic India Seethargundu Estate. Code expires on 11.23.17. 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.