Friday, July 21, 2006
Coffee Blog 7/21
JAMAICA----All of our Jamaican for the balance of the year is being shipped now, ahead of the hurricane season. If you want some for the holidays, let us know and we'll set some aside. Availability of new crop is February 2007.
Emerging origin # 9--- FLORES: Last year we imported one container of washed Flores arabica. Not many too many folks bought the coffee, but those who did liked it a lot. As per their many requests, we have bought some more. The new crop is getting under way, and we have tentatively approved a pre-pre-ship sample. Flores, in case you've forgotten, is part of the Indonesian archipelago, located between Java and Timor. The coffee is sweet, full bodied and Java-like, but easier on the budget. Flores fans tell us it is very good in espresso.
Emerging Origin # 24--- CONGO: we received a truly outstanding sample and, aginst our better instincts, bought a container. This is a coffee that should have by now become a household staple in the specialty business, if only things were not as they are.
Look for this one this fall if you want a one-time unique coffee. If we approve the final pre-ship sample we'll have both flat beans and peaberries arriving in late September/early October.
Emerging Origin #29--Australia: yes there is coffee grown in Australia. Very little coffee if any is grown outside of the tropics, but this is one. Even if you don't buy the coffee you should look at the Mt. Top website. A link is available at Royal's website... Click business intelligence, then click the "exotic" tag, then click on the Mountain Top link.
New crop coffees for the early fall: Java, Timor organic, Flores, New Guinea, Peru, fly-crop Colombian and Brazil.
Coffee we love: ref 13961 SHG Nic Segovia "17 de Octubre amd 13911 "selecion Segovia"