This lot of Bella Carmona was harvested from farms in and around Hacienda Carmona in the traditional coffee growing region of Antigua. Long recognized as one of the world’s premier coffee growing regions, Antigua has a rich and lengthy history of coffee production. The beautiful valley setting between three active volcanoes harbors ideal growing conditions, consisting of abundant rainfall, good altitude and volcanic soil perfect for producing high quality coffee.
Green coffee buyer John Di Ruocco worked with Luis Pedro Zelaya in the selection of this coffee. For four generations, dedicated members of the Zelaya family have worked together to grow and process some of the best coffees produced in Antigua. The lot they selected is a blend of 100% Bourbon, harvested between January and March and processed at the Zelaya family mill, Beneficio Bella Vista.
Emerging from this vibrant cup the drinker will experience crisp floral flavors, evidenced by subtle notes of lavender. The finish is smooth with compliments of Dutch cocoa, citrusy orange and sweet cranberry.
Try it for yourself:
For the 2nd Year running, we’re please to sponsor the Annual Latte Art Throwdown at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location on September 8th, along with other esteemed sponsors Straus Family Creamery and Fair Trade USA. Come check it out!
We are busy preparing for the 25th annual Specialty Coffee Association Exposition Event which is happening next week in Portland. Coffee is a very big part of the Portland culture and we look forward to participating.
The SCAA show will be held at the Portland Convention Center from April 19th to the 22nd. We will be brewing our signature Neapolitan Espresso on a vintage espresso machine and a few Mr. Espresso’s finest, most intriguing, single origins coffees on a drip bar.
We invite you to come find us at Booth #4010 and say hello!
Coffee Bar’s 2nd location at 101 Montgomery Street (between Bush & Sutter) opened in October of 2011. Coffee Bar’s goal was to deliver “coffee without compromise” in a high speed, customer service oriented environment. The 476 square foot space is flanked by two registers, two espresso machines, dual Fetco CBS-2032 coffee brewers, and a pourover bar featuring Mr. Espresso’s finest single origin coffees. Fantastic pastries are offered by Starter Bakery and Sandbox Bakery alongside grab and go sandwiches made in the Coffee Bar kitchen at Bryant Street. The espresso menu “keeps it real” by offering the basics, and offers an artisan approach to a few, simple flavored syrup drinks, which include caramel and vanilla lattes using house made syrups and an outstanding Mocha featuring chocolate from Recchiuti Confections. You can purchase Mr. Espresso beans in their new custom designed, private label packaging we worked to develop with them, and of which we are quite proud of . Hope you have a chance to stop by soon and check them out!
This weekend is the 38th Annual Fancy Food Show and Mr. Espresso will be there again caffeinating the masses. We will be serving some of our signature espressos and cappuccinos from a brand spanking new 3 group Faema Emblema and pouring some exceptional coffees at The Brew Bar.
You’ll find us there all 3 days, so whether you’re come by and say hello. It’s always great to re-connect with our friends and clients in the industry. But if you haven’t met us before, come by to introduce yourself and enjoy some of our fine espressos and coffees.
This year the show will take place January 15th, 16th and 17th at the Moscone Center of San Francisco. You will find us in the South Hall in booth number #3720.
See you there!
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Finca La Maravilla, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Estate
If we set out to build the ultimate coffee, we’d start out with an elegant floral aroma, layer in flavors of citrus and chocolate, support it with a heavy, velvety body, then finish with a sweet, lingering aftertaste. We wouldn’t be surprised that it came from a heavenly, high altitude farm nestled in the clouds, and if we tasted it, we’d certainly want to share it with everybody. Well this is that coffee! Fortunately, Mauricio Rosales and his crew at Finca La Maravilla did most of the hard work for us at by oak wood roasting this coffee has been allowed to reach its marvelous potential. La Maravilla translates from Spanish to “The Marvel” and we can see why.
Head down to Coffee Bar’s new location at 101 Montgomery where you can try this coffee on their Pour-over bar, and where the beans are also available for take home purchase. It’s also available at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location every other day by drip, and for take home bean purchase as well. Lastly, of course, you can purchase this coffee directly off of our website.
Our friends at Coffee Bar have put together quite the event, with San Francisco’s finest baristas getting together to throw down their finest examples of latte art. Also included are guest street food vendors Copper Top Ovens Pizza, Halal Halal’s NYC style street food, and Frozen Kuhsterd, who will be offering a variety of single origin coffee flavored custards! Come one, come all!