Our New Seasonal Coffees
Last Sunday, as I was on my morning trail run, the awareness that spring was emerging in the forest put an extra bounce in my stride. I smiled as I noticed the osoberry buds making their way into fresh, new, bright green leaves. I love this time of year in Seattle, when winter’s rainy grayness transforms into a sea of green, changing with each passing day.
Those osoberry buds reminded me of our new Seasonal Coffees—both are surprising, fresh and have the ability to make you smile. These remarkable coffees are available to you (and me) at their very peak of flavor. Think of that short window of time every year when your favorite fruit is in season. Getting to enjoy a Seasonal Coffee is like that.
Our Spring Seasonal Coffees are both from Latin America this year: Colombia Nariño Supremo and Brazil Ipanema Bourbon. I hadn’t had either one for almost a year and was giddy with the anticipation of enjoying them again. Luckily, I was able to get an early coffee press of each.
The Brazil is soft, smooth and has sweet nutty notes that make me yearn for another cup. The Colombia has a bigger body and subtle notes of pungent herbs and walnuts. It reminds me of some homemade cashew butter I made over the weekend with raw cashews, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a turbo food processor to mash it all up.
So, like those osoberry bushes beginning to bloom, our new Seasonal Coffees are here for all of us to enjoy—for a limited time, until the season turns and a new batch of coffees arrives.