It’s fair week around here! Yes, that is an exclamation point: despite so many years of working out at the fair, I still love it. I did feel a little sad this year that my kids were more excited about the rides than the animals (could those years really be gone already?), but we spent six hours out there yesterday and had a great time.
This is an old-fashioned county fair!
If you don’t live in this area, you might not know about how unique our county fair is. It’s a beautiful setting under tall pine trees, the food booths are all run by local non-profits, and 4-H and FFA are still active in this area so maybe a third of the fairgrounds is dedicated to kids showing their animals, with ribbons proudly displayed.
Historically fair week means that our downtown location slows down as tourists and locals alike migrate the two miles to the fair–but that hasn’t been the case this year. I don’t know if it’s the heat that makes the indoor air conditioning so appealing, or some other reason, but we’ve been especially busy. Thanks! We appreciate the business, and we’re glad to be able to serve your drink of choice.
Sometime during this heat wave we will be receiving a coffee shipment, so look for some fun new coffees in the next newsletter. In the meantime, we are down to our old standbys: and as a general rule, these are coffees that have stood the test of time, and are beloved favorites. This Colombian Supremo certainly fits that description.
We’ve been known to recommend this Colombian as a “starter coffee,” for someone new to the world of gourmet coffees. It’s easy on the palate, and generally a crowd pleaser. Trace roasts it light, and in the cup it is very balanced: the medium acidity is countered by the depth of the flavor. This particular Colombian comes from the San Agustin area, and it surpasses most Colombians on the first sip.
As usual, you can try a cup of this Colombian Supremo by mentioning the code “coffee of the week.” If you’re headed out to the fair this weekend, I hope your experience is as wonderful as was ours. Enjoy!