Wednesday, April 13, 2011

All things coffee

Over a month ago our church had a Coffee Tasting event featuring my favorite coffee roasters. Right up my alley type of thing, but it happened to be the weekend we had to look for houses. Since it turned out to be a worthwhile trip, I was able to get over my disappointment pretty quickly.


Yesterday, a lady from Blacksmith Coffee stopped by the church. She told me she felt bad that I had to miss the event and presented me with a pound of my favorite roast - Guatemala Antigua. How she remembered me, for one thing, and my favorite roast, for another thing... let's just say I was pleasantly surprised and extremely grateful. Okay, really? I was shocked. And since I have been unable to find this roast in the store lately, I was thrilled.

Because people, this coffee is BETTER than Starbucks. There. I said it and the world didn't collapse. Sometimes Starbucks just isn't that good - there can be a weird aftertaste leaving your mouth kind of dry. Not with this. Just a bold, rich, wonderful cup of coffee.

Listen to the description:

This Genuine Antigua Pastoral is smooth, yet bold, with a delicious rich body highlighted by a subtle chocolatey aftertaste.

Makes you want to come over for a cup right now, right? Well, I wish you could but my grinder is packed away for St. Louis. AHHHHH. How I wish I knew where it was. I haven't made a decent cup of coffee for months.

I am ashamed to say that I haven't taken the trip to Lindsborg to visit their shop, but I have it on my to-do list before we move. Because after checking out their website there are a lot of other roasts I am dying to try.

For instance, I can't pass up a brew from Hawai'i called Maui Melemele:

And this organic Bali Blue Moon roast is interesting with dark chocolate, blueberries and tropical spices.

And, I can't leave out at least one of their ultra-premium flavored roast.

And, I have been thinking that our new house should have a coffee press instead of a coffee maker. You know, its the healthier way to brew. Add that to the reality that I am the only one who drinks coffee in the morning and we have very limited counter space that needs not be cluttered by a coffee maker... They have quite the selection of brewers - and I think that a trip to Lindsborg is a must.

So, who's going with me?

3 of the 4 photos were taken from www.blacksmithcoffee.com. Please visit their site and their store. I think you'll love these folks as much as I do!

3 comments:

amyc said...

::raising hand:: Me, Me, Me! My taste for coffee is finally starting to come back! (as long as it's in the morning/early afternoon) It seems that after 4 p.m., I still turn into a pumpkin. A pathetic pumpkin, at that.
I've heard mixed reviews on the coffee press in terms of it being healthier. Your thoughts? I'm researching! :)
Amy

dana said...

Amen, Sista! They're coffee is truly the yummiest!! And I love love my Nissan (Thermos) stainless press. It's not the pretties one out there, but it keeps my coffee hot and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I have done much research on the health effects, but I do know that drip coffee has nothing on the flavor of good pressed coffee!!

Mrs. Nancy Galloway said...

Happy to share our coffee with you, Heather! Thank you for your kind words in this blog! We thank you for inviting us to meet your friends at the Church and for letting us spend the morning with them. We missed you though! Best wishes on your move and new life in St. Louis. If you make a trip over to Lindsborg, please call and let us know you are here! Sometimes we keep the shop door locked as we busily roast and package our coffee. But we are always excited to let you in if we know you are here! May God bless you and please keep in touch with us.