Friday, May 21, 2021

Old Bisbee Roasters Mexico Blend!


Good morning coffee drinkers!

I have an update from Old Bisbee, and I apologize for not posting in a while.  It's been quite busy around here.

Today's coffee highlight from Old Bisbee is Mexico Huatusco Altura.  From their website:

Mexico Huatusco Altura coffee is sourced from communities near the municipality of Huatusco within the state of Veracruz, Mexico, where there are mountain ranges that provide higher altitudes and ideal climates for cultivating coffee. This coffee is sundried naturally. Feel the brightness!

And, something I really like about this offering is the continued support of coffee growers who have relatively small farms. The vast majority of farms are family-owned with less than 12 acres of land. The coffee harvest typically begins in October and ends in March. The family pride and love that goes into the full cycle from carefully tending the coffee plants, to harvest and post-harvest handling are evident.

The aroma is wonderfully full of sweetened condensed milk and lightly reminiscent of orange blossoms.

In the cup, the body is medium and silky and just perfect. Cherries, cocoa-like chocolate-covered cherries, and creamy pastry to make a dessert in a mug.

Finally, the finish! It's clean and quick, and more creaminess akin to coffee ice cream.  I would pour a shot of this coffee over some ice cream any time.

I love that this coffee is that it is sourced from "family-owned" farms with "less than 12 acres of land."  By buying this coffee blend, you are helping to support families that are doing what they can to survive.

Of course, I also love the way they describe the flavor of this blend, "cocoa-like chocolate-covered cherries," "dessert in a mug."  WHAAA?

This one is on my list to try.  If you try this blend, leave me a comment here on the blog or on one of our social media channels.

Remember these fun facts about Old Bisbee coffee:

  • Club Crema - Exclusive text-only offers
  • Order 2 or more pounds and receive FREE SHIPPING
  • If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your coffee, they will replace or refund
Enjoy this beautiful Friday out on the porch or deck with your favorite brew!  Until next time...

Discovering Jimmy's Java


Good morning coffee lovers.

Lately, we've been receiving new e-mails from a Florida coffee company called Jimmy's Java.  Have you heard about them?  If note, let me tell you about them.  I always love promoting companies, so here is what I found out about my new discovery.  This is from their website:

A little bit about Jimmy's Java

From the first smell of Jimmy’s Java, you know something is different in your cup.  The rich aroma of organic, single origin coffee is blended and results in an aroma that promises... good things!  Our coffees are artful  blends of 100% Arabica beans that delivers a pleasing drink that sharpens the mind, awakens the spirit, and extends your life.

Our journey starts in 2002 in Boone, NC (although the idea and logo for Jimmy's Java was conceived right here in Cape Coral)!  After a several year run in the mountains, it was time to go where the weather is warm....

From a solid retail foundation at Southwest Florida Farmers Markets, Jimmy's Java has grown to be a dominant player in the Florida Coffee Roasting field.

Sounds good, right?  I've reached out to Jimmy's Java to learn more about them.  I will keep you up to date.  In the meantime, they are running a memorial day sale.  Good time to try them out.

Right now, through Memorial Day, you can honor those who have given their all and save 20% on everything on their website.  They offer coffee as well as coffee-related gifts.

Need a gift for a coffee-loving friend?  Check out their gift section.

If you order from Jimmy's, please leave us a comment here on the blog or on our social media accounts.  I'm so curious about this new-to-me coffee company!


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Old Bisbee Roasters: Bali Blue Krishna


Well, we're back (and a little late) with this week's offering from Old Bisbee.  This week they are offering a blend from Bali, and it's their most popular blend:

"What's our most popular coffee?  You probably know the answer to that, because you read the title of this newsletter.  It's Bali Blue Krishna!  This is the coffee just about everyone has been asking for.  

Bali Blue Krishna is shocking Indonesian coffee.  It's full of rich fruit aromas and volcanic earthiness.  The aroma is overwhelming;  it's bursting with sweet tobacco, Brazil nuts, and caramelized sugars and chestnuts.  In the cup, the body is deep, earthy, and mysterious.  It's full of baker's chocolate, rich cherry, and notes of bright, overripe plum.  Bali Blue Krishna is a bold, strong, and velvety coffee. 

The finish is rich and lingering, with a bold licorice flavor, full of robust cacao.  There's fantastic intense gritty anise spice, reminiscent of Good -n Plenty candies.  This is a stunning coffee, from the heart of Indonesia.


Did you know that we offer five pound bulk bags?  Freshly roasted and packaged in a zip bag with air valve, you can save two bucks per pound.  Free shipping, too.   Click here to learn more and order!  This is an excellent way to stock up and save.  

Our Bali Blue Krishna is sourced from family owned farms located in the Kintamani highlands on the island province of Bali, Indonesia. Coffee is grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Agung along with citrus trees that provide shade and another source of income. Coffee production is typically organized around a Subak Abian, which refers to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests who practice Tri Hita Karana (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans, and God."

Again, another blend I must try - I mean baker's chocolate, cherries, and plum?  I'm in!  

In case you aren't familiar with Old Bisbee, let me give you the run down of what all they offer.  You really cannot go wrong with this company:

  • Join their Club Crema to receive exclusive one-time offers; simply text the word, "TODAY" to 29071.
  • Join the Roasters Choice Coffee Club and receive two of their favorite coffees every month.
  • Refer a friend and have them mention your name in their online order - you will get a $5 credit!
  • Order two pounds or more and get free shipping!
  • If you are not 100% satisfied, let them know and they will either refund or replace.
Ready to place your order?  Visit the Old Bisbee Roasters website today!


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Old Bisbee Roasters: Mexico Pluma Finca La Cabaña


This week, Old Bisbee Roasters brings us a brew from Mexico!  Let's find out all about this new brew!

"This week's big premier is coffee from the Oaxaca region of Mexico.  It's outrageously delicious, smooth, and creamy. The farm on which this coffee is grown also grows vanilla orchids - you know, vanilla beans!  Mexico is where vanilla originated.  I thought that was an interesting fact to share with you. 

So, let's drink coffee, shall we?  In the nose, I'm getting notes of walnut, mulled cider, and fresh cut wood.  I'm thinking about curling up by the fire already!  In the cup, the body is Big, Bold, and Sweet!  Some notes of orange and cocoa.  The finish is stunning:  Full mouth feel on this one, more cocoa, and the tiniest hint of a fine barrel aged whiskey.  This is an exceptionally smooth drinker - I think it's going to become a favorite for many of you.  You fans of low acid coffees will especially enjoy this mellow cup, so give it a try soon. 

Mexico Oaxaca Pluma Finca La Cabaña is sourced from Finca La Cabaña located in the municipality of Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico.  Finca La Cabaña is owned and operated by Alberto Pérez Mariscal and his family.  Alberto Pérez Mariscal is a third generation coffee farmer carrying on the family legacy started by his grandfather.  Only 150 hectares of the 350 hectare finca have been utilized for coffee cultivation, creating a responsible environmental balance for sustainable organic farming.   Alberto is also cultivating orchids at Finca La Cabaña for the production of vanilla."

I don't know about you, but this coffee sounds DELICIOUS to me!  Orange?  Cocoa?  Walnut, mulled cider, and fresh cut wood?  Where do I sign up?

Remember, a few tips about Old Bisbee that I think you'll love when ordering from them:

  • Join their Club Crema to get their deepest discounts!
  • Text 29071 to receive one-time, exclusive offers!
  • They offer samplers (!) - four, half-pound bags!
  • Roasters Choice Coffee Club - Receive two coffees each month!
  • Refer a friend - Get a $5credit for each friend you refer!
  • Order two pounds or more, and your order ships for **FREE!**
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - full refund or replacement product!

You cannot go wrong with Old Bisbee!  If you place an order, mention you heard about them on this blog!

Thank you and cheers!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Old Bisbee Roasters - Uganda Blend!


Time for another blend spotlight from Old Bisbee Roasters.  This time, it's a blend from Uganda!

I love this company.  So many countries, so many coffees...

"We decided this is a good time to have a special coffee.  So, let's return to an old favorite:  Organic coffee from Uganda Sipi Falls.

This is going to rock your socks off. 
The nose is full of herbal goodness, like the bergamot in Earl Grey Tea.  I'm already feeling refined and sophisticated.  Then, in the cup, WOW - it's bright and smooth with notes of dark and deep unfiltered honey.  Winnie the Pooh would approve!  Finally, the finish.  The lingering, sweet finish.  Sweet raisins and the feeling of fresh cut clover.  Sweet, smooth, delicious. 

All in all, Uganda Sipi Falls  will leave your mouth feeling invigorated!  

"This is a freight train of flavor!" - Seth

Uganda RFA UTZ Fully Washed Sipi Falls Grainpro coffee is sourced from family owned farms located in the Bugisu region on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the Kapchorwa district, Uganda.  The Bugisu region is named after the Bugisu people who are indigenous to this area.  The Sipi Falls coffee project, named after a trio of majestic waterfalls, was established in 1999 to strengthen quality coffee production in the region and create a sustainable income for farmers."

 Again, sounds delicious!

Here are a few reminders about Old Bisbee Roasters:

  • Join their Club Crema to receive exclusive one-time offers; simply text the word, "TODAY" to 29071.
  • Join the Roasters Choice Coffee Club and receive two of their favorite coffees every month.
  • Refer a friend and have them mention your name in their online order - you will get a $5 credit!
  • Order two pounds or more and get free shipping!
  • If you are not 100% satisfied, let them know and they will either refund or replace.
Want to place an order?  You can visit the Old Bisbee Roasters website today!


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Old Bisbee Roasters: Papua New Guinea Siane Chimbu


I received an email from Old Bisbee Roasters today, and they are highlighting Papua New Guinea.  Take a peek.

*Remember, if you order two or more pounds, your coffee will ship FREE, and if you are not satisfied with your coffee, just contact Old Bisbee for a replacement or refund.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA ORGANIC SIANE CHIMBU is sourced from farms organized around the Siane Organic Agriculture Cooperative ("SOAC") located in the Chuave district within the province of Chimbu, Papua New Guinea.  SOAC accesses the international coffee markets for farmers, creating greater earning capacity from direct trade relationships.  SOAC also assists farmers with financing, coffee quality improvement, organic certification, and community-based projects that promote gender equality and education.  I'm especially proud to have this special offering.

This is the perfect coffee for a cool autumn morning (or any time of day).

The nose is very creamy initially with an undertone of ginger spice and sweet hazelnut highlights.

This is a Full-Bodied coffee, with a mouth punch of molasses candy, creamy and substantial.

The Finish is lingering with powerful earthy tones and walnut and bakers chocolate highlights.  All the most massive flavors stick with you for a good long minute. PAPUA NEW GUINEA ORGANIC SIANE CHIMBU is a shockingly strong, powerfully flavorful coffee!

This is one to get in a five pound bulk bag, because I have a feeling it's going to be a fast seller.


This is definitely one coffee I need to try!  It sounds amazing.

Remember, if you order from Old Bisbee, please mention that you heard about them here on The Coffee Blog!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Phoenix Roasters - Coffee That Matters!


I received an e-mail from Phoenix Roasters today, and it occurred to me that I've never spotlighted them before.  And you really need to know about Phoenix Roasters.

We were introduced to Phoenix Roasters by old church friends.  We were all friends in our home church's Singles group, and now we were all grown up with children and grandchildren.  Our friends were now at a church in Duluth, Georgia, where the Pastors have a unique ministry.

They have a coffee ministry.  Yes, you heard right.  It's a full-circle kind of ministry.  Farmers in poorer countries, farm the coffee beans.  Phoenix Roasters uses the coffee beans to well - make coffee.  And the money the church makes goes back into the farmers and their families as the church makes yearly mission trips to the farms.

We loved this story, so we visited them at a pop-up shop in our Georgia county.  We fell in love, have gotten to know the Pastors, and now visit one of their local coffee shops for a nitro, cold brew growler refill frequently.

Let me post part of the e-mail below so you can read their latest story.  I think you will enjoy getting to know Phoenix Roasters and maybe even take advantage of the sale they are offering this week:

40 thousand pounds. 

At Phoenix Roasters, we work with our farmers in direct trade - dealing with them personally and shipping from the farm to us in the US, cutting out importers and others in between so the farmers get even 10x more than Fair Trade. We have long term relationships with our farmers, and because of those connections, a container came in last Monday filled with top quality bean from the Caballeros our friends and partners in Panama. 

We put out the word that we would need help unloading thousands of pounds of beans, and we had quite the crew as you see in the pic.  We unloaded it all in less than an hour! 


When COVID and lockdowns hit in the Spring, we didn't know if we'd need any bean.  But because of hard work, continued generosity, and partners like you our coffee company has done more than survive in the midst of crisis.  Now we have even more opportunity to do good for others in our community and around the world.

And today is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!  To celebrate, we are offering a one time discount on the highest quality bean we carry - the Natural Select Panamanian and Ethiopian coffees. 

Our coffee is already excellent, smooth, and full of flavor. I know it's hard to imagine, but our Natural Select coffees are even better!  Take everything you love about our coffee, and the Natural select is more! 

For the next week, when you order a bag of Natural Select off of the website, you get 15% off those items with the code NATURALCODE. Get MORE and save. What a deal. 

If the story and history of Phoenix Roasters intrigues you, I urge you to visit their website or social media channels to get more information on them, contribute to their cause, or to purchase their products.  It's a wonderful company worthy of your support!