This week we are excited to announce our newest coffee offering from Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, Espresso, which is currently available through the month of May in your online farm stand. This organic Espresso is carefully blended with their farmer's best Latin coffees, and a touch of Ethiopian to give it a bold flavor that still has complexity for the discerning palate. It stands up well in milk based drinks, but this roast is equally delicious brewed up long via pour over coffee, or even a drip coffee maker. To commemorate the occasion, we are giving away a bag of organic Espresso coffee and a copy of the book Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail by Olaf Hammelburg, which depicts the journey from farmer to consumer. See details below.
We are well into Spring and rejoicing for the mild warm temperatures. Our recommendation for the upcoming warm weather is to grind your coffee coarse and make cold-brewed coffee. This iced coffee is so refreshing and easy to make. Bonus: No coffee maker needed.
Cold Brew Coffee
(makes 3 cups of coffee)
1/2 cup ground coffee beans
milk or milk alternative (optional)
In a large jar with a lid, pour the coffee grinds in. Fill with approximately three cups water and refrigerate overnight.
Place a colander inside a large bowl. Pour the coffee into the colander and let it drain. You can also put a coffee filter in the colander for extra filtering.
Pour the filtered coffee back into a jar. Get your favorite glass and fill with ice. Pour the cold brew coffee over the ice and stir in milk or milk alternative if desired.
If you want to put sugar in your coffee, fill a small saucepan with a few tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil and quickly stir in the sugar until it melts. Stir the simple syrup into your iced coffee.
Here's How To Enter:
To win a copy of Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail and a bag of Pachamama’s Espresso coffee, simply leave a comment below answering this question by Monday, May 23, 2016 (one entry per-person please).
What Is Your Coffee Ritual?
No purchase required. Limit one entry per person, please. Entries will close on Monday, May 23, 2016. Winners are chosen by Random Number Generator and announced on our blog on Monday, May 23, 2016.
The winner chosen at random is Ashely who said:
Thank you for all the amazing and thoughtful comments! One thing is apparent, our customers appreciate their morning coffee ritual.
"Our favorite coffee ritual includes a light to medium freshly roasted and and freshly ground coffee. We use a beautiful hand made Costa Rican "chorreador" which is a simple way to make pour over coffee. It is used by most Costa Rican's daily. We have a fancy Italian espresso machine, but we found that pour overs give the best flavor. It also reminds us of our beautiful honeymoon where we drank the best coffee of our lives! It was always freshly roasted and right from the farms! We found that the best coffee does not need any milk or sugar and wont affect your gut."