Buy The Cup Sumatra Mandheling

Today, I'm drinking Sumatra Mandheling. I get most of my coffee from Buy the Cup in Rocky Hill. I've seen the place go through at least three owners in the last twelve years. The current owner, Vitaly, has run the place for at least seven years. Over that time he's come to know my whole family and which coffees I prefer. He knows my purchasing habits so well he even reminds me when I've drunk the same thing for too long. He almost always has something interesting to share.

Earthy flavours with sweet chocolate notes.

Roaster: Rockaffe

Allegro Coffee Roasters Sumatra Lintong

In 1824 Thomas Jefferson deemed coffee "the favorite drink of the civilised world."

Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia and died July 4, 1826, Monticello. I started reading more about him recently. Just because. I found some of the information fascinating.

Thomas Jefferson -- author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia -- voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As a public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five

Today I'm drinking Allegro Coffee Roasters Sumatra-Lintong coffee from Whole Foods. Bhavana liked it. She noted that the taste had hints of fruit. I think this heavy-bodied coffee had notes of grapefruit and fresh herbs.

The mug I picked up in Washington, D.C., a few years ago, during a family vacation.

I've enjoyed shooting with my AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 recently. The bokeh at f/2.8 is lovely.

March 2, 2011 : Stumptown Coffee Roasters Burundi Bwayi

Everyone who knows me knows I love my coffee. For several years I've purchased freshly roasted coffee from a local roaster. I normally get a pound of Ethiopian Harrar which last just over a week but I wanted to try something different. This bag of Burundi Bwayi was shipped from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland, OR. I'll let them describe the coffee.

Bwayi’s 2010 harvest has seen a significant increase in fully washed coffee, which means improved wages and further stability for the entire operation. Stumptown has been working closely with this group of farmers for the past four years and the Direct Trade relationship has paid off with increased cup quality and guaranteed price premiums going to the farmers. Bwayi, located near the Rwandan border in northern Burundi, is one of 19 washing stations in the Kayanza Sogestal. A sogestal is typically a regionally based management group, which encompasses multiple washing stations. Burundi’s sogestals are equivalent to Kenya’s cooperatives.