is about pleasure. It’s that moment when your hand is warmed by the mug, you bring it up to your nose, inhale deeply and then take a sip. That sip is the culmination of years of work, three-thousand mile journeys, and passion. While you are holding that cup of coffee, close your eyes. Open your mouth slightly. Breathe in deeply through your nose. You are smelling the most complex thing humans consume. When people talk about the flavors of coffee — notes of orange, or hints of clove — it’s because those organic molecules are contained in the coffee bean. If a coffee reminds you of apple pie, it's because coffee shares some of the same components as food, like lactic and malic acid. Inside that small bean are the same natural components that make flowers smell so lovely, the same ethers that let you know when a piece of fruit is ripe. Coffee has twice as much going on, molecularly speaking, as red wine. When tasting coffee, try waiting for it to cool down a little — you’ll be able to taste (and smell) the most when it’s the same temperature as your body.
At Stumptown Coffee Roasters
they are passionate about their coffees. Stumptown
is a small chain of coffee bars that roasts and sells their own direct trade coffees. They also sell brew gear and whole beans.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters sells the most amazing coffee trios. They really do make an excellent gift for that special coffee lover in your life. Or treat yourself and order one just for you. Stumptown sent me their delicious Blend Trio Collection.
Each 1/2 lb bag is whole beans fresh and ready to be ground up into a rich, steamy hot cup of coffee. There is a card tucked snug into a pocket on the front of the bag describing the bean it contains and the story behind it. The Blend Trio Collection
Holler Mountain Organic Coffee ~ Citrus Zest, Hazelnut, Caramel notes.This popular organic offering rotates peak condition Latin American and East African coffees to maintain a balanced, elegant and consistent profile.
Hair Bender ~ Cherry, Toffee, Fudge notes. Year after year, Hair Bender remains Stumptown's most popular coffee. It's designed for espresso, but delicious however you like to brew.
House Blend ~ Chocolate, Red Fruit, Composed tasting notes. Stumptown opened a small cafe with a five kilo coffee roaster on a little known street in Southeast Portland, Oregon: Division Street and this is their House Blend.
........Three knockout coffees from the birthplace of coffee. It doesn't get any better than this Ethiopian trio.
Ethiopia Nano Challa ~ Tangerine, Jasmine &Tea This delicate, subtle cup has the brightness of tangerine and jasmine, with a soft, sweet peach-tea finish
Ethiopia Mordecofe ~ Melon, Hops & Black Tea. A gentle round melon with floral lemon and hops, then a warm, vanilla-black tea finish.
Ethiopia Duromina ~ Candied Citrus, Honey & Melon. The sweet-tart notes of candied citrus bursts against a backdrop of honey and melon.
Latin American Trio
has something for everyone.
Peru Chirinos ~ Fuji Apple, Vanilla & Chocolate. The warm tartness of Fuji apple is balanced by sweet chocolate and vanilla spice.
Guatemala Finca El Injerto Bourbon _~ Citrus, Clove & Milk Chocolate. The acidity of citrus is deepened by subtle red fruit flavors, with a warm spiciness smoothing out into milk chocolate.
Guatemala Santa Clara ~ Apple, Melon & Evergreen. A crisp, subtle snap of apple and melon is deepened and grounded by herbaceous evergreen and conifer scents.
If you would rather mix and match then you can purchase these coffees individually and many more. Stumptown coffee
has a huge selection of beans to choose from. There truly is something for everyone. Stumptown
also specializes in brew gear. They have brew kits that you can purchase or you can buy the item individually.
When you're in their neck of the woods make sure you drop into a Stumptown Coffee Shop. They have locations in Portland, Seattle, New York and Los Angeles. Drop by, sample the goods and enjoy a hot cup directly from the source. Also make sure to visit their facebook page too.