(this week's header: two Clovers at Cafe Grumpy in Manhattan, the first two such machines on the East Coast)
I'd like to invite you to a cupping of some high-quality micro-lot coffees in New York City. Recently, at the Northeast Roasters Retreat, coffee farmer and industry expert Graciano Cruz of Panama brought some fantastic, unique small-lot coffees from El Salvador. I led a cupping that went over very well with the folks who were able to make it to Vermont for the event.
Since then I have been looking for a venue to get more exposure for these unique coffees.
I thought you would be interested to know that Graciano Cruz is bringing more samples of those micro-lot El Salvadors we cupped, up from Central America, this time to New York City.
I'm hosting a cupping at Think Coffee's Manhattan lab, on Wednesday, September 16th, at 11:30 am. I'd love for you to attend. The coffees on the table will be similar in quality to the ones we tried in Vermont, with more varied flavor profiles. Bourbons, Pacamaras, and Bourbon-Pacas blends; varied processing, too. Graciano will also be presenting some dynamite A/V material on these producers and what we can expect from them in the 2009-10 harvest.
Think Coffee is at 248 Mercer Street, between
3rd and 4th Avenues 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown Manhattan. Lots of great restaurants and sights to see in that area if you want to make a day of it. Just RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also feel free to spread the word to any other quality-oriented roasters and coffee people and tell them to drop me a line if they feel like coming.
Hope to see you there!
(This event is specifically for coffee roasters and other coffee professionals. If you are an amateur or just a fan, and would like to attend, please drop me a private message at email@example.com, and we can discuss!)