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April 15, 2019 - Ethiopia Kochere "Superbloom"

Origin: Colombia - Jerico, Antioquia
Roast Date: April 14, 2019
Vibes: Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Honey
Altitude: 1850-1900 M
Processing Method: Washed
Varietal: Excelso
Reco. Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

Hello there! If you see us out + about, you might notice that our crew is moving very slowly. That's because we just completed our first ultra marathon with Vacation Races out in Zion, UT. It was a total blast - but yeah, we're dead tired. Like, too tired to handle normal functions like saying "hello" and "thanks" to a barista. So, looking forward to getting past that vibe.

... But anyway! We're super-pumped on this new Colombia coffee from a region that we've never sourced from before! It came in handy for pot after pot of french pressed goodness in our campervans this past weekend. If you're in need of some local adventure wagon, check out Texino Campers out of Los Feliz for the perfect rig. Definitely fell in love with ours.

More deets on this journey soon. For now, enjoy your coffees!

April 1, 2019 - Ethiopia Kochere "Superbloom"

Origin: Ethiopia - Kochere (Shifo)
Roast Date: March 31, 2019
Vibes: Ripe Cherry, Raspberry, Spring Vibes
Altitude: 1945-2100 M
Processing Method: Washed
Varietal: Heirloom
Reco. Brewing Ratio: 17:1

The Story:

We had our first real camping trip of 2019 this past weekend, in the mountains above Ojai. After tackling all the prerequisites (setup tent, unpack bike, open beer, make fire), we strapped on our headlamps and strolled the grounds. For just a little while, walking around with my "bicycle adventure friends," I felt emotionally transported back to 2012 when I went on my first camping trip. It's as simple as strapping on a goofy headlamp and sitting by a river - and you quickly reconnect with what's most important in life (friends, nature, being "in the moment," man). Get out there! Go camping!

... and yes, I strapped a full-blown french press to my bicycle to keep our coffee crew properly caffeinated upon daybreak. The GSI Javapress in that link works great and is virtually indestructible!


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