As we roll into November, it is time to bid adieu to some coffees we've come to know and love. We have roasted the last of our Yirgacheffe Kochere, Honduras Tulio Portillo, New Guinea Nebilyer, Costa Rica La Pastora, Guatemala La Providencia and Ethiopia Kossa Limu. Phew! We enjoyed these small batches for the last month or two, and there are a few cups that will linger in our memory for a long time.

This is not the time to lament lost loves however, as there are several exciting new arrivals to share with you.

First, we have purchased a few bags of Blue Nile Yirgacheffe. Bright, delicate, classic. This coffee arrived in our store last week. We expect this to last through mid-december, so check it out.

Next up, the return of Colombia to our menu! Alto de Jesus from Huila brings big body and orange sweetness. So much to like.

Never without a Guatemala (or 5) up our sleeves, November will introduce San Miguel Urias from Antigua. Expect cocoa notes, balance, and pleasing acidity that make the highest grown coffees so good.

Starting Monday, November 5th we will introduce Celebration 2012, our annual blend that allows us to appreciate some of the great coffees that come our way as well as the blender's art that makes it greater than the sum of it's parts. This year the blend is driven by a new origin for us: Burundi. The Mpanga shows great promise, with beautiful floral character and pleasing body. (we'll have a few bags of this available in the store for those who want to try it on it's own).  We think you're going to like this.

For the duration of the Celebration, we will not be roasting Tightrope. Look for a new incarnation in the New Year.

Finally, we have two roasts left of our Kenya Kagumoini. The next tiny lot Kenya will roll out in December. This is a lot to share at once, and we haven't even touched on the amazing new teas... Soon.

October 30, 2012 — Robert Myers

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