Fall Coffees Arriving!

Cherry harvest in Adado zone of Yirga Cheffe, Ethiopia

Cherry harvest in Adado zone of Yirga Cheffe, Ethiopia

New coffees arriving soon for the fall 2015 season here at Indian Gardens! Tasting notes from staff favorites including two naturally processed Ethiopian Yirgacheffes, a Bourbon from 200-year-old Finca Matalapa in the mountains of El Salvador, and more are available now!

Sorting off the drying tables at Konga

Sorting off the drying tables at Konga

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Buufata Konga is one of the coffees that we are most excited about adding to our offerings here in the canyon. These heirloom varietals have been sorted by hand multiple times to Grade 1 specifications. The meticulous processing method of this special coffee continues its journey through an equally precise roasting, tamping, brewing and pouring preparation to translate quality into every sip here at Indian Gardens. Dry peach fragrance mingling with tropical fruit, honey, and Dutch cocoa dominate this truly exceptional example of Yirgacheffe.

As if one amazing dry-processed coffee from Ethiopia isn’t enough on these crisp fall mornings, we are now serving two!

Naturals drying on raised beds Adado area

Naturals drying on raised beds Adado area

The Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adado Sulula overflows with blueberry and chocolate aromatics that slip into flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and hints of dried apricots and citrus. Served as a single-origin espresso, drip coffee, or latte for a delicious treat any time of day.

If these “berry-bomb” Ethiopians aren’t what you’re looking for we also have two outstanding wet-processed Latin American coffees.

Roberto, the mill manager, and Vickie, the farm owner at Finca Matapala

Roberto, the mill manager, and Vickie, the farm owner at Finca Matapala

The Finca Matalapa, nestled in the mountains of El Salvador, has been producing coffee since the late 1800s. El Salvador Matalapa Tablon Cidra is a Bourbon varietal with a hazelnut and caramel fragrance. Cocoa and almond flavors work their way onto the palate with a very moderate acidity, making this a great alternative to the brightness of other coffees in our line-up.

A view of Acatenango town, not far from Ciudad Vieja aka Antigua, Guatemala.

A view of Acatenango town, not far from Ciudad Vieja aka Antigua, Guatemala.

Guatemala Acatenango Finca San Diego Buena Vista is the fourth coffee to round out our espresso offerings and warm your hands this season. This bean takes well to a slightly darker roasting profile, which brings out dark cacao flavors, candied nuts, a touch of raisin, and light citrus oil. Overall, this is a very well-balanced coffee that makes an incredible single-origin espresso!

All of these exceptional new additions were sourced through the Farm Gate pricing program, ensuring that all producers were paid more than fair-trade price. So take that special drive through the canyon to see the changing leaves this fall and come enjoy a cup on our beautiful patio.