What’s Happening at Terroir Select Coffees
Join Terroir for Hurricane relief. On Sunday September 25th, Terroir will be serving coffee beverages at the Boston Chefs BBQ for Hurricane Katrina survivors in Sharon, MA. All proceeds will be going to the Red Cross to help with the recovery effort. Oleana, Legal Sea Foods, Sky, Le Soir, Tryst, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Funway Café, Coriander Bistro, Radius, Via Matta, Great Bay, Trattoria della Nonna, Mount Blue, and many more will be attending this event. Please help us support the relief effort. For more information about this event, click here.
Terroir Coffee Tip
Check the dates on the back of the coffee bag. Some roasters tell you when the coffee was roasted, some tell you when it expires (or is “best by”) and some tell you neither. At Terroir we find that a coffee, even in a vacuum sealed bag, is best consumed within 90 days of the day it was roasted. After that we find that the coffee loses a significant amount of flavor and aroma. So next time you are shopping for coffee, notice the dates – you might be surprised at what you find.
When you hear “Rwanda”, coffee is probably not the first image that comes to mind. Despite it’s past, however, Rwanda is quickly becoming an exciting contributor to the quality coffee market. Our coffee from the Karaba Cooperative has enchanted the staff here at Terroir, with its mellow floral complex flavors. If you haven’t tried a coffee from Rwanda, this is the one to try. This amazing coffee is available on our online store. If you are interested in the development of the coffee industry in Rwanda, we suggest this Time Magazine article.
This week we are releasing coffee from the Karogoto farm in Kenya. Of the Kenyan coffees we have tried this year, this has had the boldest blackberry flavor. Its aroma leaps out of the cup – which is pristine – clean and ripe-fruit sweet. Everyone who liked the coffee from the Giogio farm will love this new Karogoto. Check it out on our website.
Coffee Myth #4
Myth: The higher the price, the better the coffee.
Reality: Some coffees demand a higher price because of their longstanding reputation or limited supply, like certain island coffees, or coffees from regions like Yemen. Other coffees, like Kopi Luwak have a certain ‘mystique’ which can drive the price up to, in some cases, $200 a pound or more. Kopi Luwak is known for its bizarre processing, in which it is digested by a civet, then picked off the ground, before it is roasted. Yum! So buyer beware, higher price doesn’t necessarily mean higher quality.
Upcoming Events @ Terroir
September 25th (12PM – 4PM) – Boston Chefs Blues Barbeque to support survivors of Katrina. At Post Office Square in Sharon, MA.
Remember, life is short so always drink GREAT coffee.