New Espresso Blend debuts Saturday 1-23-10

Feeling that we needed something deep, heavy and thick to get us through the winter, in the spirit of an Imperial stout, we are releasing this new ‘yet to be named’ espresso blend at 9am on Saturday, January 22.  This new blend has a big earthy nose, rich mocha taste, and a sweet chocolate finish all backed up by a creamy mouthfeel.

Cupping Notes – Ethiopian Longberry Harar, 1-21-2010

AMB Longberry Harar,  American roast + 24 hours: This is not the M.A.O. Harar that up until now was our standard. It seems that with the corruption in the Ethiopian coffee industry some coffees may no longer be available. I am afraid that M.A.O. Harar will no longer be available.

The aroma of this Harar is lighter with a slight sweet fruit punch like aroma,  medium bodied with a juicy sweetness (almost Korate-like) that ends with a very winey finish.

Although not the flavor profile you would expect, the coffees from Ethiopia are in flux and will change. We have come to love this coffee.