Yesterday's arrival of my new COFFEE CRATE subscription found me almost dancing out of the post office! HAHA!!
I ADORE COFFEE!
Inside of a well packaged and protected box, was this beauty!
A very thick box that protects the precioussssss!
And a special Thank You note from Miss Angie!
And, an amazing coffee aroma!
Oh, no, Miss Angie...
Neatly & cutely wrapped in burlap was my prize!
(insert evil, giggly laugh!)
Ooh! And a PAIR of COOKIES!? WHAT?! Yes, please!
Shortbread with cranberries!!... be still my heart!
More about that cookie later!!
These are this month's featured coffees:
Town in Panama
Boquete is a small town on the Caldera River, in western Panama. The surrounding Chiriquí Highlands are home to coffee plantations and the Barú Volcano National Park, to the west. Highlights in the park include the towering Barú Volcano and Los Quetzales Trail, which offers sightings of the elusive quetzal bird. North of town, the Bajo Mono Loop drive has expansive views of the forest.
Weather: 67°F (19°C), Wind E at 6 mph (10 km/h), 95% Humidity
Population: 19,000 (2008)
Province: Chiriquí Province
Nariño is a department of Colombia named after independence leader Antonio Nariño. Its capital is San Juan de Pasto. It is in the west of the country, bordering Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean.
Area: 12,845 mi²
Population: 1.702 million (2013)
San Luis, El Petén
Municipality in Guatemala
San Luis is a municipality in the El Petén department of Guatemala. The municipality is rectangle-shaped and is approximately 2,915 km squared. It contains 44,903 people.
Weather: 82°F (28°C), Wind E at 4 mph (6 km/h), 74% Humidity
Each of the coffees have a very strong, unique odor...
they are each different. It's hard to explain their aroma, but they are bold!
I am first trying the Veredas Vecinos style:
Into the grinder with you!!
SMELLS SOOOO GOOD!!
I LOVE to grind beans! The grinder I am using was my husband's mother's griner, Linda. She passed a few years ago. I was blessed with it a few years before that. I told them I was going to start buying coffee beans like they did because they smelled great and the coffee always tasted so fresh ... so Thank You, Linda and Mike!!
I bought small paper inserts for my new coffee maker to cut back on the 'sediment' that coffees sometimes leave behind. I like a clean cup of coffee.
I used a touch less than suggested on the paperwork, because I have experienced coffee that was far stronger than needed! That's not pleasurable for me. I like a 'medium' or 'breakfast' blend strength. Everyone likes theirs differently...
Into my brand new coffee maker you go!
It smells strong and amazing!
A beautiful coffee color!
Now my heavy whipping cream...
oh, so good!
OK, now on to the COOKIES!...
Oh, Geraldine... I think you may be one of my new favorite names!
(I can only eat a half of a cookie per day because I am keto-ing,
but I will thoroughly enjoy every delectable bite!)
So soft, FRESH, and delicioussss!
AHHH! Help me, Keto-gods!! LOL
*Ahem* I must collect myself!
TIPS on how to be a coffee pro...
Wait... was I not already? *giggle*
Wonderful info from Coffee Crate about their company and how they gather their coffee beans from different companies around the world, and make them available to us!
How to get YOURS: