Organic Sulawesi Rantekarua Estate
Do you know what I love about living in a small town? I love that when I go to the bank, they know my name, and I know half the people in line. I love that our wholesale customers drive to drop off a check in person. I love that I can call with an office supply order and twenty minutes later the business owner will drop it off in my office, because he was in the area anyway. I love that I get to walk to pick up my kids, and that when my son goes to a dance, it’s right down the street. I love that people in the cafe know my name, and I know theirs. I love that this is my community.
These were the things I loved today. Sure, there are disadvantages to a small town too–we can’t have everything–but mostly it’s a pretty wonderful place to be. If I don’t say it enough, thank you all for being a part of our neighborhood, our community. I feel pretty lucky to be a part of such a vibrant place. It seems like everyday there’s something new going on: check out the Outside Inn blog for a list of local happenings–and leave a comment on their Valentine’s Day giveaway while you are there.
It’s been yet another beautiful week here in northern California. The crocus in our front yard are adding to their numbers daily: yesterday Trace counted 49. Frozen drinks have picked up at the store, and every day someone tells me about a hike or an outdoor activity they’ve participated in. My winter loving daughter is sad, but she is also enjoying all the outdoor time.
This week our featured coffee is our Organic Sulawesi Rantekarua Estate. Sulawesi is the same Indonesian island that was formerly known as Celebes, and you’ll recognize the characteristic full-bodied and sweet flavors in the cup.
This coffee is named for the mountain on which it is grown: Rante (or Mount) Karua. It’s higher grown than most Sulawesi coffees, at over 8000 feet, and fully washed, which is also unusual for this region. Not only is it high grown, but it is remote, and this coffee goes through a four hour drive over unpaved roads to the processing plant. Before it appears in your cup, it has been on a remarkable journey.
This is a delicious drink, and I’m looking forward to starting my day with some this week.
You can try a cup on us this week with the code crocus*. Enjoy the good weather if you’re local. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Sulawesi Rantekarua Estate. Code expires on 02.15.18. 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.