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Coffee Cycle Newsletter: November 2021
Things have been so crazy we’ve been late in getting out this monthly newsletter. Thanks for reading and subscribing! We’ll be announcing new coffees, promotions and so much more here in the coming months. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything!
So…our first reviews ever on Coffee Review came out pretty dang good! We’re particularly proud of our Kenya, and can’t wait for you to try it.
Blind Assessment: Juicy, bright, deeply sweet-savory. Candied violet, black cherry, honey, almond butter, cedar in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with bright, phosphoric acidity; satiny-full mouthfeel. Juicy in the short finish with notes of honey and black cherry in the long.
Notes: Despite challenges ranging from contested government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. What began as a bike-powered mobile coffee shop born out of founder Chris O’Brien’s love of cycling now has a permanent home in San Diego, where he roasts and serves coffee to guests. Visit www.coffee-cycle.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deep-toned, multi-layered Kenya cup with notes of tart fruit, rich nut tones, and sweet florals throughout.
Blind Assessment: Vibrant, richly chocolaty. Baking chocolate, orange grapefruit zest, apricot, almond, lemon-thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Citrusy, chocolate-toned finish with undertones of sweet herbs.
Notes: Produced from indigenous Ethiopian landrace tree varieties long grown in the region and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). What began as a bike-powered mobile coffee shop born out of founder Chris O’Brien’s love of cycling now has a permanent home in San Diego, where he roasts and serves coffee to guests. Visit www.coffee-cycle.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A chocolaty, citrusy, sweetly herbaceous washed Ethiopia cup.
14th ANNUAL FIVE FACES OF SOLEDAD SUFFERFEST:
A crew of riders showed up at Coffee Cycle on Thanksgiving morning for a challenging ride up and down Mount Soledad not once, not twice, not thrice, not four times, but FIVE TIMES.
Winner of the 14th annual Five Faces of Soledad:
Junior Field: Mira Grace
2nd: Ester Walker
2nd: John Nobil
3rd: Andrew S.
Check out the route on STRAVA!
Drink good coffee. Good to people. Ride Bikes. Drink good coffee. Did we say that one already? Maybe one more time for good measure. Drink Good Coffee!