It seems like just yesterday that I wrote about running to East Bay Logistics to get arrival samples of our specially prepared and blended Organic Camocim Brazil. As a single origin, it shines; as an important component of our Organic Espresso and Black Magic blends, it helped to make those coffees sing.
Funny thing about planning: those plans don’t always work out the way you expect them to. When we bought the container of Camocim, we thought it would last nine months or so. Yeah . . . didn’t work out that way. Our customers really responded, and we were looking at running out in about half that time.
(Just bagged coffee in the Camocim solar drying patio)
A quick phone call to Henrique and his team in Brazil, some frantic back-and-forth emails, and we came to an agreement to have him ship us three containers of our special varietal blend over the course of a year.
Coffee sacks are usually a dun- or tan-colored jute bag. Even when they aren’t jute, as in the case with the Jutex Sacaria Imperial (made out of a recyclable plastic in order to prevent the taste of the jute from transferring to the coffee), tan is the color of choice. Henrique, a former Porsche racecar driver, has a flair for the dramatic. Somehow, he got hold of a cardinal-red bag and packed our coffee in those. Crazy.
(Sacaria Imperial bags, before and after)
So, the good news is that another container of great Direct Trade, organic, Demeter Certified, Bio-Dynamic certified Brazilian coffee has left a port in Brazil and found a home in your latte . . . or cappuccino . . . or . . .