Entries in Balanced (3)

Saturday
Nov262011

Holiday Blend

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This is the Beanery's traditional and well-loved blend of Central and South American coffees. We blend medium and dark roasted coffees at just the right proportions to create a complex, bright and aromatic coffee with hints of citrus, chocolate, and nuts. Guaranteed to please!

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Saturday
Nov262011

Papua New Guinea

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We have not met a coffee-lover who does not love this coffee! This is a truly enjoyable cup of coffee, a real crowd-pleaser.
Sweet cherry and chocolate dominate. For those who like to brew their coffee strong, this one will smack you with flavor

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Tuesday
Jan102012

Rwanda Kopaki Fair Trade

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This clean, complex coffee is awesome for a couple of good reasons.  In a nutshell, TASTE, and SPIRIT.  With the help of USAID, various NGO's (non-governmental organizations), and some special people in the coffee community, Rwanda has managed to overcome the famine, destruction, and genocide from the last decade.  Roughly 20% of their population was killed. Like the phoenix, they have risen from their ashes, and amazingly are now producing a top quality cash crop of coffee, exported to countries all around the world.
Arabica coffee, mainly the Bourbon variety, happens to flourish in east Africa, including Rwanda.  Coffee has been an important cash crop for Rwandan farmers for 100 years, but it is just in the last 7 years or so that their resources (over 100 new coffee washing stations) have allowed them to improve the quality of coffee significantly.  Now, 100's of small coffee farmers have the skills

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