Organic Mexico Altura Finca San Carlos
We had a staff meeting this Wednesday night, and as I looked around the room, I thought about how lucky we are to have such great employees. They keep this place running, and they do it with a smile. Each contributes so much in their own way. Two weeks ago, our cook of three + years left us to take another job, and we all miss her! Thank you Chris, for your years of quietly putting out wonderful food for all of us, and for your listening ear. Around here she was “Mama Chris,” taking care of everyone. We all wish you the best.
Our food service is now in the capable hands of Spencer Perry, who is putting his own spin on what we have to offer, just as Chris did. We’re excited to welcome him to the Carolines team, and see what he will bring to the table (pun intended). So far we have all enjoyed his fresh, local, simple, and elegant emphasis. He’s making the bread for our sandwiches from scratch, and letting the dough proof by the roaster to absorb the coffee goodness. Mmmm.
For me this week is all about my daughter’s production of the Nutcracker. She loves to dance, so we will spend the weekend at the theater while she performs. It’s a fun kickoff to the holiday season for all of us.
This week we have our Organic Mexico Altura Finca San Carlos brewed for you. This farm was first planted to coffee in 1896, but in 2003 it was almost decimated by coffee rust. The owner, Alfred Klein, is working hard to revitalize the estate, in far southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala. Finca San Carlos is committed to their migrant workers, and offers them housing, education, and healthcare.
In the cup this is a delicious brew, nutty and sweet. I have been drinking it all week, and I highly recommend it to help you get through a busy week. You can try a cup on us with the code Nutcracker*. Tonight the holiday season continues with the second Cornish Christmas in downtown. And if you don’t follow the Outside Inn on social media, be sure to check out their “Grand Giveaway” with contributions from lots of local businesses. So much holiday love. Enjoy your first week of December, and drink good coffee. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Mexico Altura Finca San Carlos. Code expires on 12.07.17. 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.