From the land of Timor....
Just arrived and freshly roasted. We've had this amazing coffee before but as with all other coffees, they are seasonal.
So when we saw a new crop had come in, we jumped on it.
With the previous coffees we'd had from Timor, I took them a bit darker but on this lot, I pulled back just a bit. The result is a rich rich chocolate with hints of vanilla and a syrupy sweetness.
Grower Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT)
Variety Bourbon, and Timor Hybrid
Region Ainaro, Ermera, and Lequisa, East Timor
Altitude 800 – 1,600 meters
Process Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications Fair Trade, Organic
This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT), which has more than 20,000 members who live in the Ainaro, Ermera and Lequisa districts of East Timor. Coffee cultivation on East Timor was originally established over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists but leaf rust destroyed all production until a new coffee varietal called Híbrido de Timor was introduced in the 1900s. Today, the average small producer cultivates coffee on less than one hectare of land. CCT was established in 1994 with the help of the USDA and the NCBA (National Cooperative Business Association) to help small producers market their coffee internationally. Through a free healthcare initiative, CCT has funded the operation of seven rural clinics, three mobile clinic teams and eleven community healthcare teams that have treated more than two million patients since 2001.
Bounce into Spring with a little caffeine!We've finally begun to see some improvement in the weather although the forecast still shows rain mixed with snow for the next two days.
However, many of the Crocus, Daffodils and other bulbs are starting to make their appearance and with that, comes a lot of optimism. Our outdoor seating made it's appearance this past week and has been a welcome alternative for enjoying the random sunshine.
Wednesday, March 8th is our 9th anniversary! It's hard to believe it has been 9 years. Please help us celebrate on Wednesday with some cake and enjoy 20% off the purchase of St. Johns Blend coffee beans.
With the advent of Spring, comes Daylight Savings Time, beginning 2 am, Sunday March 12th. So don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour.
To help with that loss of one hour of sleep, we're here to help keep the population caffeinated. Stop by for your favorite, hand-crafted coffee beverage, paired with a delicacy from St. Honorè Boulangerie.
We've just added a new sandwich from St. Honorè.
POULET AUX CRUDITES
Baguette bread filled with tarragon chicken salad, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and slices of hard boiled eggs.
If your plans call for a Spring break vacation, don't forget to take plenty of fresh roasted, organic and fair trade coffee with you.
And if you're in the Sellwood neighborhood on Monday, stop by New Seasons where Emiley and I will be there from 11am - 2 pm, handing out samples of our fresh roasted coffees.
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Many thanks for your continued support!
Please join us tomorrow (Thursday 2.16.17) between 8 am - 10 am for a sampling of the delicious oatmeals from Straw Propeller.
Kari Ogle-Rogerson from Straw Propeller will be on site to talk about the various oatmeals, provide samples and hand out free oatmeal with the purchase of any coffee drink.(while supplies last)
We began offering this oatmeal over a year ago because it has all natural ingredients and no artificial anything. To top it off, it's made right here in Oregon (Redmond to be specific).
Straw Propeller offesr 15 flavors of oatmeal and 5 flavors of muesli including a healthy kid’s line. Their artisan products are made with certified gluten-free oats, non-GMO, all natural and kosher certified ingredients. Packaging is fun and portable for a convenient, healthy, grab and go option. Cups come with a see-through lid so you can see all the yummy and healthy portions of oats, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains.
And it tastes, S0 GOOD!!!! Especially when paired with fresh roasted, organic and fair trade coffee!!!
Please join us tomorrow!
Greetings pet owners. We are a dog-friendly business and welcome those who bring their dogs with them.
However, it is imperative that your dogs must be on-leash. No exceptions.
Thank you for your understanding.
Come check out our newest arrival from Colombia.
It's the Colombia FTO Tolima.
Rich in notes of cocoa, caramel and toffee. Well balanced with a delicious sweetness. I've been drinking it all morning and it has quickly become one of my new favorites.
Grower Asociación de Agricultores y Productores de Café Especial de Montalvo (AGPROCEM)
Variety Caturra, Castillo, and Typica
Region Planadas, Tolima, Colombia
Harvest April-August|December- February
Altitude 1,650 – 2,100 meters
Process Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications Organic and Fair Trade
COLOMBIA FTO TOLIMA AGPROCEM GRAINPRO coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Asociación de Agricultores y Productores de Café Especial de Montalvo (AGPROCEM). AGPROCEM is a producer association with 35 members who live in Montalvo within the municipality of Planadas in the department of Tolima, Colombia. AGPROCEM was founded in 2013 by Edinson Vaquiro and Israel Montes who are coffee producers from Tolima. AGPROCEM obtained Fair Trade certification in 2015 and invested premiums from the sale of certified coffee to build a warehouse and an administrative office. AGPROCEM’s goal is to assist its members to improve coffee quality while obtaining better prices for their specialty coffee.
Well, sort of...
Despite the fact there is still oodles and gobs of snow on the ground and it's not going anywhere soon, we are planning on opening the shop tomorrow at 7 am.
We will be ready with plenty of fresh roasted organic and fair trade coffees along with amazing French pastries and bagels.