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Weekly Newsletter: 12th January, 2018

Organic Mexico Altura Finca San Carlos

Last weekend was all about moms and grandmas at our house. First we had an early birthday party for my mom, Grandma Jo, who will be gone teaching school in Papua New Guinea for the next year. The header picture is of Becky and Archie telling her good-bye at the airport. We will miss her! Especially Archie, who really got a chance to bond with her over the last six months while she was here. He loves his Grandma Jo.

It’s another birthday for this lady

Then the next day was the actual birthday of the woman who started this business: Caroline Fike.  If you don’t know the Carolines Coffee story, Caroline Fike bought an existing natural food store in 1982, renamed it Carolines Honey, Spice, and Everything Nice, and brought it through two moves and many iterations to the store it is today. Her hard work and perseverance (and good cooking!) are what kept this business going, and we’re proud to continue it in her name.

I know that not everyone has positive female role models in their life, so I am especially lucky to be related to both of these strong women. They have given me great examples to follow. And my children are also lucky to have them in their lives: two grandmas to play with them and take care of them. Happy birthday to each grandma!

This week we are featuring our Organic Mexico Altura Finca San Carlos. There is a three part blog series from our broker about Alfred Klein and Finca San Carlos. You can find it here, and read about the trials of being a coffee farmer. There is so much work that goes into coffee farming–beyond the growing and processing that we often talk about, it’s also about running a small business, while being dependent upon both mother nature and prices set on the other side of the globe.

I was drinking this coffee today, and it was incredibly sweet and creamy with milk chocolate notes. All those details that Alfred Klein works through show up in an amazing cup of coffee. It’s delicious. You can try a cup on us this week with the code Grandma*. Let’s drink it together this week by raising a cup to the many women in our lives. Cheers!
–Holly Fike

*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Mexico Altura Finca San Carlos. Code expires on 01.18.18. 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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