Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Cup of Joe Peet's

Yesterday's coffee of the day at Peet's was the Sumatra blend:

"Sumatra is the classic Indonesian coffee. Sumatra's coffees are grown by small landholders who may only have a few trees on their property, and the coffee is processed by the dry method. The ripe coffee cherries are pulped by hand and spread in the sun to dry rather than being rinsed in water overnight. Dry-processed coffee yields very heavy body and very full flavor. In the case of Sumatra, the flavors are sweet and somewhat earthy with pronounced herbal nuances. Sumatra is one of our best-selling coffees, and it's not hard to understand why. The complex flavors and full body brought out by Peet's roast make for an exceptional, gutsy, richly seductive cup."

Who knew that coffee could be richly seductive? That makes me a little bit uncomfortable, I'm not even kidding. If you want to freak yourself out, try saying "Sumatra" in a richly seductive voice.

Moving on... this was actually a really good blend. I had this particular cup during the beginning of the TexasCru meeting, and must say that my experience was significantly heightened by the fact that there was both the watching of and the dancing along to this taking place.


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