Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen is known for our selection of elegantly flavored holiday coffees. They are perfect for all coffee drinkers in this festive season!
But if you’re going through your holiday shopping list, and need gift ideas for the diehard coffee lovers in your life, I want to offer some of my personal suggestions.
I take pride in sourcing some of the best coffees from around the world and sharing them with our Kitchenistas. I am proud to announce that Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen has four new microroast coffees – just in time for the holidays.
Here’s my guide to gifts for coffee lovers:
Even thought Guatemala is a relatively small country, it produces some of the world’s best coffees. The country has various growing regions with the Antigua region being the most famous.
The Finca Medina is a full-bodied coffee with a bright acidity, floral aroma and flavor notes of cherry, plum, blackberry and chocolate. Not to mention, this coffee was rated as the #1 Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Guatemalan coffee in 2007. This is truly a superior cup of coffee. It satisfies a thirst for something classic and comforting.
Guatemala Antigua Finca Medina
This coffee comes from the largest farm in the world: Ipanema. The Ipanema farm in Brazil has been recognized over the last 40 years as one most innovative in its preparation of quality specialty coffee.
While the Ipanema farm is the largest farm in the world, the farm has taken inspiration from the wine industry in order to evaluate and select its many production areas. Terroir (a term adopted from the wine industry) means the set of characteristics conferred by a certain geographical location to a certain product, including the location, type of soil, soil geology, altitude, sunlight, production practices, post-harvest processing – and above all, the climate.
The Dulce terroir brings out the sweetness in the coffee, smooth creamy body. Dulce is a blend of different areas of the Farm incorporating Acaia, Mundo Novo and Topazio varietals. These plant varietals bring out delicate stone fruit and chocolate notes balancing out the sweetness and body.
You’ll taste a sweet, creamy body with flavor notes of stone fruit and chocolate and balanced smooth finish. If you’re a coffee aficionado in the making, this could be a great microroast to get you started. It may taste similar to other coffees you’re familiar with, only better!
Brazil Ipanema Dulce
The La Vuelta coffee brews a clean and sweet cup. You can taste the rich, juicy berries and red wine notes within the creamy, buttery body. In fact this lot of coffee has been so perfectly grown, harvested and roasted, La Vuelta was a winner of the prestigious 2014 Costa Rican Cup of Excellence® Award.
The coffee is grown in rich volcanic soil, under the shade of banana plants in the Canet Valley near the City of San Marcos, in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. This area is known for growing sweet, bright and clean coffee. After harvesting, the La Vuelta coffee is pulped, fermented, washed and naturally sun dried. The volcanic soil really brings out the richness of the berry and red wine flavors.
This coffee is as dynamic as it is delicious. If you love tasting complex flavor notes (like wine tasting!) this coffee is a must-have.
Costa Rican La Vuelta Cup of Excellence
This is a robust coffee from an exotic Pacific island. Located in the middle of the Indonesian Islands, Sulawesi produces many beloved coffees.
This grade 1 specialty coffee has pronounced fruit and herb flavor notes. You’ll taste a complex coffee with a slightly earthy aroma and a creamy body, leaving a sweet taste in your mouth.
This sweet, heavy bodied coffee satisfies a thirst for a rich and spirited coffee. Perfect for those who like a bold cup of coffee to jump-start their mornings.
Indonesian Sulawesi Grade 1 Toraja Sapan Minanga
These origin coffees are for those who really appreciate the lovely nuances in coffee. These four microroast coffees are perfect gifts for coffee lovers. They will surely put a smile on your loved one’s face when they take that first sip, the same way they put a smile on mine.