First, I want to say I just pray for the victims hurt in Istanbul. Dear Jesus, comfort them, comfort those who lost someone and those hurt.
So I am a coffee guy. I have an Aeropress. I was a french press lover for a long time, but gave it up once the Aeropress came into my life. I love special, highly select coffee. It’s my thing, it’s what I splurge a touch on in our monthly budget. For Father’s Day, my fam got me a bag of Arabian Mocha Sanani from Peets…omgsh. Which is one of my all time fave coffees ever. Lemme nerd out for a sec…there’s a really interesting history behind Mocha Sanani. It’s a coffee grown in Yemen, exported out of the port of Mocha. And it was actually the port city name of Mocha and the chocolaty taste of the beans that Europeans began to associate the word “mocha” with the modern chocolate-coffee flavor. I can only get it now from Peets (from coffee producers that I regularly use anyway). Starbucks used to carry it, but gave it up for some reason. The price is through the roof, probably due to the civil war going on in Yemen…you’re looking at a cool $25/lbs not including S&H if you want a bag (splurge if you’re a coffee lover too; it won’t disappoint, trust me!).
(From when you could get it at Sbux, back in the day…)
My father in law upped the ante and gave me a huge gift Sbux card for daddy day. And what did I do with it, but go straight to the Sbux Reserve website and order a bag of what you see above…that is the Rwanda Mahembe. The tasting notes from Sbux including “tastes like candy,” citrus, honey, and chocolate.It is the second place finisher in the 2015 Rwanda Cup of Excellence. Priced at a cool $40/half lb, not including S&H. I had some left over on the card so I got a half lb of the Brazil Fazenda California. Tasting notes include lemon, brown sugar, and toasted hazelnuts. Gahhh…
So my wifey and I are about to have a new baby! That’s number 3 for us! And it’s a girl! And to celebrate…I am waiting to open the Rwanda Mahembe until she is born. Then, it’s aeropress time (and we’re doing a homebirth so brewing should be relatively easy).
Anyways, God made some good things in this world for us to enjoy, to put a smile on our faces and hearts. And one that definitely puts a smile in my herat and on my lips, is good, gooood coffee!
Any other coffee fanatics like myself out there? I’d love to hear your faves!