March 18, 2019 - Peru - Amazonas "Corosha"

Origin: Peru - Amazonas - Bongará
Roast Date: March 17, 2019
Vibes: Cranberry, Apple, Baker's Chocolate
Altitude: 1850 M
Processing Method: Washed
Vatietal: Typica, Caturra
Reco. Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

... and suddenly, it was summer back in California. If only for a couple of days. As I type this, it's 84 outside without a cloud in the sky. It's like we all blinked for just a second and winter needed a break.

What a winter it was, just last weekend! We successfully made it out alive from the Route Beer bikepacking trip from London - Bristol. We rode through wind, hail, mud, even across adorable little canals in the English countryside. As always, we brought a sample roast of this latest batch (Peru - Corosha) to test out in the wild. Despite the significant change in temps, we're digging the cran-apple vibes... and by the time you're reading this, maybe we're back to some cozy rain vibes.

March 4, 2019 - Ecuador Arnaud Causse "Las Tolas"

Origin: Ecuador - Pichincha - Finca Las Tolas
Roast Date: March 3, 2019
Vibes: Orange Peel, Cocoa Nibs, Fresh Cream
Altitude: 1800-2100 M
Processing Method: Washed
Vatietal: Caturra
Reco. Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

Howdy! We're kicking off the month with a fresh batch from one of our favorite producer's in Central America - Arnaud Causse (pictured below). In 2017 and 2018, we featured his legendary Pacamara varietal - and we're back again for year 3 with a new offering (Caturra). This is the only producer we've featured in the lineup year-after-year since launching (and there's a good reason for that). Expect a clean cup with notes of orange peel, cacao nibs and fresh cream. It's really nice.

In other news - we're off to the UK for a short bikepacking stint with Pannier. Please be nice to each other while we're out (... oh, and coffee recs in London are welcome! Hit us up.)

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