A while back we posted this photo about things to come...
We can finally spill the beans that a trailer is in the works for a mobile setup. We will officially be true to the name. The Traveling Bean. I will be posting updates as the process comes along.
I probably should have posted this day one of the shop being open. However things tend to get pushed aside at times, anyhow, I took the liberty of putting together some pics to show the back parking lot also the lot across the street.
Its that time of year again. Another year for a Christmas Blend. I have been keeping it the same for quite some time. So for this year it is still the awesome sweet light Ethiopian Yirgachfeffe blended with a bold French blend. Strong, sweet, and smooth.
I don't normally like an African coffee roasted dark, but I was up for something a little different. So with that being said, I did some playing around with the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe that is usually along the city roast side. Taken to just on the verge of second crack, the flavor notes shift in profile. From cupping this one, you still get the acidity, but it is muted from the dark degree of roast. A bold yet still bright flavor that is unique to say the least. Only did enough for 3 bags in the store for this go around.
As most of you know I love to experiment with different coffees for espresso. So I added some of the new Natural Ethiopian Sidamo to the blend. Only a small % but man it packs a punch. Right off you will notice the berry aroma, its intoxicating. The espresso shot is still quite smooth, but will finish with a sweet aftertaste. Overall I think everyone will like it.
I know this is a little late considering its already summer. However this is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time, all the way back to Greensboro. So we are finally bottling our cold brew with the Downtown Blend. As for shipping I currently can't ship them, but I will have some at the shop.