Organic Blue Krishna Balinese
Happy Fall to you! Today is the autumn equinox, when the length of day and night are an equal twelve hours. As much as I love summer, I am thoroughly enjoying putting on a sweater in the morning, and pulling up a wool blanket at night. Fall is such a cozy season: the evenings get longer, and the candles get lit while tea is poured to warm our hands in the evening. At least in our house–as much as I love coffee, it’s a morning drink for me, and the afternoons are for a spot of tea.
All the cool weather we’ve had has made it seem later in the season than it actually is–I was checking out the liquidambars this morning, and most of them have barely begun to change colors. I have caught sight of a red leaf on the ground here and there, but they’re still few and far between. But summer is certainly coming to a close, and our days of dining outside are numbered. It rained on Wednesday, and the geese are flying and calling out their positions overhead. Welcome autumn.
A highlight of our week was having Archie over to play. One is such a fun age, and he loves to explore and climb on everything. The piano is a big hit–he might be a musician someday. Really any musical instrument is a delight for him, from drums to kazoos. He is such a happy child, and his cousins bring out his biggest smiles. The silly noises and faces from Jack make him giggle like none other. It’s awfully fun to be an auntie.
This week we have our Organic Blue Krishna Balinese for you. This coffee comes from farms in the Kintamani Highlands, in the volcanic soils of Mount Agung. The coffee plants are grown in the shade of citrus trees, which provide another source of income for the farmers. According to our broker,
“Coffee production is typically organized around a Subak Abian, which refers to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priest who practice Tri Hita Karana (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans and God.”
This coffee is certified organic, which only makes sense when it is grown in harmony with nature. Around here it is an employee favorite, and we’re always glad when the new harvest is available. In the cup it tastes of nuts and chocolate. I’ll be taking this home to drink this week, and you can try a cup on us with the code fall flavors*. To give credit where it’s due, that code was the result of a brainstorm by the entire Friday afternoon staff. And if you’re looking for a fall flavor, we’re serving up pumpkin spice lattes, hot apple cider, and spicy chai teas like they are going out of style. Come on in!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Organic Blue Krishna Balinese. Code expires on 9.28.17. 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.