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Fall BootsKenya Peaberry

Today is the first day that I have worn boots since last spring.  I’m sure that it will be quite warm this afternoon, but it was so lovely and crisp this morning that I couldn’t help myself.  I dug in the back of the closet and found my black cowboy boots, paired it with a dress, and off I went.  Yesterday as my son and I walked to school, we found a red leaf.  Fall is coming.  Can you believe that we’re a week into September?  This is such an amazing place to live, where we get to celebrate and appreciate all four seasons.

The peaberry bean is on the right in both pictures.

The peaberry bean is on the right in both pictures.

This week’s coffee is from another direction entirely than our Celebes Toraja.  We’re virtually flying across the Java Sea, and then over 4000 miles of the Indian Ocean to the African country of Kenya.  I love how the coffees that we profile can teach you geography, at least between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.  That’s the coffee belt of the world: the higher elevations around the equator, especially those with volcanic soil.

This Kenyan Peaberry is higher in caffeine, by virtue of being a peaberry coffee.  A peaberry coffee occurs when only one bean grows inside the coffee fruit.  Normally there are two beans to each cherry, with a flat side where the two face each other.  When a peaberry occurs, it’s a smaller and rounder bean, as seen in the picture on the right.  These beans have to be sorted out by hand, so many times they are mixed in with a regular lot of coffee.

In this case, the Kenya Peaberry that we’re offering will get you going in the morning.  It’s high in caffeine with a bright and lemon-y flavor.  It practically leaps off your tongue as you sip.  If you are an African coffee lover, you are going to really enjoy this Kenyan.

We are offering our Kenya Peaberry on sale for a dollar off per pound this week.  You can try a cup for free by using the code in bold above (coffee belt*).  Even if you usually prefer an Indonesian bean, come try the Kenyan and tell us what you think here.  The difference between last week’s coffee and this week’s is quite remarkable–they are opposite ends of the coffee spectrum.  I’d love to hear what you think, and which you prefer, especially if you tried both.  Enjoy your weekend!
–Holly Fike

*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Kenya Peaberry.  Code expires on 9.12.13.  Limit one free cup per customer please.  Valid only at Carolines Coffee Roasters, 128 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA.  Code/Offer has no cash value.