Sulawesi Toarco Jaya Peaberry, Washed
I hope that each of you had a great Christmas Day, like we did. It was full of good food, family, and carefully chosen gifts. We are among the lucky people whose kids don’t get up too early on Christmas Day–we didn’t open stockings until around 9 am, and by that time I had eaten a homemade cinnamon roll (thank you Grandma Caroline!) and had a cup or two of coffee, so all was well. The whole day was that relaxed, and except for the absence of some of our loved ones, it couldn’t have been better.
Today we are closing early to celebrate with our staff, and we will also be closed on Monday, for New Year’s Day. Our normal hours will resume on Tuesday, and we’ll be here to serve you starting at 6 am.
For this upcoming first week of 2018, we have an amazing coffee to share with you. We have occasionally been able to carry a Sulawesi from Toarco Jaya, but this is the first time we have had their peaberry option. PT Toarco Jaya is a partnership between a Japanese and Indonesian firm that is committed to quality coffee on Sulawesi.
They have an estate where they grow and process coffee, and provide education for the local farmers. For the last forty years they have also been working to increase the quality of the coffee grown in their local area. The result is a fully washed bean that is tremendous in the cup. You can read more about them from our broker here.
In the cup this is a sweet bean, that tastes of melon and citrus. It has a nice acidity and a taste that lingers. You can try a cup on us this week with the code joyful*. That’s my wish for each of you this year: that 2018 will be a year of joy, even if it’s just a moment here and there. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but I do think that seeking joy is always a good goal. And to that end, a big thanks to each of you for the joy that you bring to us. We appreciate you. However you celebrate this weekend, drink good coffee. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Sulawesi Toarco Jaya Peaberry, Washed. Code expires on 1.4.18. 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.