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Fall ColorsSan Agustin Colombian

Haven’t the fall colors been great lately?  The above picture was taken from the porch at the New Moon last week, and I’ve seen similar color all over the county.  Today we are out of town, out of internet access, camping on the eastern side of the Sierras.  Hopefully I’ll have great pictures to share next week.  Our kids have a week off of school, and we’re all looking forward to getting away as a family.  They made sure that we have marshmallows packed, so it’s sure to be a good trip–for the kids anyway.
Trace and I may be more pleased that the fresh roasted coffee is tucked in the camper, along with our favorite French press.  There’s nothing better than hot coffee on an icy cold morning.  Somehow I doubt that we’ll find much other morning warmth at the 6500′ elevation where we’re planning on camping.  I’ve packed gloves, my down coat, and a scarf and hat.  Between that and a cup of coffee, I should be okay.
While we’re out of town, our featured coffee is our San Agustin Colombian.  This is a co-op of farmers in the Huila region of Colombian, in the southernmost part of the country.  Here they grow great coffee, which has several times won the Colombian Cup of Excellence.  We’ve carried this Colombian for years, and this year the burlap sack is marked with “25 anos” for the years they have been producing this coffee.
This Colombian has a beautiful aroma, and Trace light-roasts it to bring out the smooth and rich flavor.  In the Huila valley, coffee ripens throughout the year, and some farmers are able to run more than one farm, with the cherries ready to be picked at different times.  It’s a unique region, with a unique coffee.  It roasts very consistently, which is indicative of the care that goes into processing these beans.  We are proud to have carried it for most of their twenty-five years.
Perhaps you are somewhere warm this week, or still at work in Nevada County?  Whether you are on vacation or comfortably ensconced at home, I hope that you are drinking good coffee.  Use the code marshmallows packed* to try a cup of this San Agustin Colombian on us.  We’ll be back next week.  Enjoy!
–Holly Fike  
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of San Agustin Colombian.  Code expires on 10.24.13.  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.