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Friday, April 16, 2010

Sunny Weather--and Sumatran!

Do I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this weather? Hell, yeah, I do! And because I can check on the roasters while lying in the sun, this week we have PLENTY of SUMATRAN as our market special! This coffee is the base for many an espresso blend--rich, dark smoothness and body are what this coffee is all about! It's also the lowest in acid of the coffees of the world--SMOOTH SMOOTH SMOOTH with no bite at all. This decadent sensual taste treat is on sale this week--2 pounds for only $20!

And for you decaf fans--I finally have my Chupacabra Decaf Blend back in stock! A good decaf is as elusive as the mythical Mexican monster, the Chupacabra, and this coffee fits the bill! Dark and flavorful--can your decaf say that? Try it this week at the Bellingham Farmers Market!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Weekly Special--Guatemalan!

Let's hope for better weather this week! But thanks so much to all of my wonderful customers, who wouldn't let the rain, hail and wind keep them away!!!

This week's coffee of the week--Guatemalan! This coffee is medium roast, chocolatey and rich. It's the perfect after-dinner coffee--great with dessert! This week, buy two pounds of Guatemalan for only $20! Normally $11 per pound. Come by for a sample!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bellingham Farmers Market!!

This weekend starts the long (all winter!) awaited Bellingham Farmers Market, and who will be there with bells on but YOURS TRULY! This year I've decided to have a different bean on sale at the market every week, so....drum roll please.....this week's market special is MEXICAN CHIAPAS! My husband's favorite coffee, I've been known to call it "a party in your mouth"--bold, brash and intense--kinda like the coffee goddess herself! At this week's farmers market, buy 2 pounds, save $2! 2 POUNDS FOR $20!! How could you go wrong?

PLEASE come by and say "hi"! I miss my customers when market is not in season!!

Here's their website, in case your need the low-down...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cooking with Coffee--Recipe 1

I love to cook with coffee, and I'm always looking for coffee recipes to feature my wonderful coffee! If you have one that you've tried, please email it to me, and I'll thank you with a free 1/2 pound bag of coffee!

Today, our recipe is:
Day of the Dead Chocolate Pudding Cake

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 oz semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
5 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

For the toppings:
12 ounces of strongly-brewed Day of the Dead coffee, cooled

7 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
5 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9x9 inch pan.
2. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together into a bowl. Set aside.
3. Melt butter, chocolate and sugar together in a double boiler. Remove from heat.
4. Add flour mixture and stir well. Stir in milk and vanilla and pour into greased pan.
5. Make sugar/cocoa topping by mixing sugars and cocoa, and sprinkle evenly over pudding.
6. Pour coffee evenly over surface. Bake at 40 minutes, or until cake rises to the top and sets--the coffee will turn to pudding underneath. Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream. ENJOY!~!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Haiku #3

My daughter, who loves me, coffee, and all things Japanese, wrote me a Haiku. I love you, Lauren!!
Coffee and cream. Drink,
from a ceramic mug. Let
the goodness flow. Mmm.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Positively Coffee!

Are you one of those people still afraid to worship the bean? Here's a great little website to calm you fears, and help you realize that YOU WANT COFFEE IN YOUR LIFE!

Take coffee now as your personal lord and master.....

Friday, February 26, 2010

Featured Coffee of the Week: Sumatran!

OK, I'm going to take this blogging plunge! And, because I just picked up a new bag of Organic Transfair Sumatran this week, I'm going to start my blog with a description of this wonderful bean!

This gorgeous dark-roasted Sumatran suggests mystery, intrigue and romance. It is smooth and sultry--a richness you feel surrounded by, rather than taste. I use this coffee as the base in my espresso blends, as it creates a heavenly cream that clings to the cup. I tell customers at the farmers market--this coffee is at one end of the coffee spectrum--ALL richness and body, NO bite. If that sounds like the coffee for you, please contact Guadalupe's Coffee Roaster for home delivery of this freshly-roasted masterpiece!