Sorry we’ve been a bit behind, so here’s a review of the last few weeks: 2/13 fair trade, organic, Peru 2/20 our own blend of rain forest alliance Costa Rica and fair trade, organic Colombia 2/27 fair trade, organic, Chiapas, Mexico 3/6 a new one to North River Roasters, fair trade, organic Timor 3/13 and[…]
We’re setting you up with the Snow Day Blend this week given the weather forecast for Thursday. We’ve also given CSCR members samples of Cascara (coffee cherry tea) that can be brewed into tea, made into a syrup, added to oatmeal and other baked goods and is pretty cool stuff.
This week we’re going to roast a fair trade, organic Sumatra from the Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative (KKGO), located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This region of Indonesia is also referred to as the Gayo land because the coffee farmers are from the Gayonese ethnic[…]
This week we’ve created something we’re calling our Sisterhood Blend. It is a blend of our Rwanda and Peru, both coming from cooperatives focused on empowering women. Founded in 2000, The Dukunde Kawa Cooperative (Musasa) cultivates its high-quality coffee near a mountain gorilla habitat in central Rwanda. By producing high-end coffee for the international market[…]
This Week’s Share With Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Presidential Inauguration both happening this week, we’ve decided to whip up a Freedom Blend. We hope you enjoy it. We have a new member of the team, Jayme, who is learning some details of our roasting process, and brings many years of coffee experience[…]
This Week’s Share So we got some feedback from our CSCR members and we’re roasting some Peru for this week. This is the special “Las Damas de San Ignacio” Fair Trade Organic coffee from the San Ignacio, Cajamarca region of Peru. You can read about this cooperative and their focus on “women grown” coffee on our page[…]
This Week’s Share Happy New Year! This week we’re roasting our Fair Trade Organic beans from Alta De Jinotega, Nicaragua. This is a farmer cooperative in the department of Jinotega, an area we visited on our recent trip. Happy Brewing! -The NRR Team
We’re doing the same union of Sumatra and Rwanda this week, but we changed the name to our Rock the Boat Blend. We’re distributing this week at a number of new locations, Poughkeepsie Grind, Boardman Road Branch Library, Poughkeepsie Day School, and the Bridge Cafe.
This Week’s Share We just roasted a new Rock the Vote blend for this week’s share. Thanks for the suggestions that you provided. We received suggestions for something robust, that makes you want to go vote; for a “bold immigrant blend”; for some darker roasts and for something that might be similar to the classic[…]
This Week’s Share Happy Halloween!! This week we’ve created a Spooky Blend! This blend will include our Fair Trade Organic Oaxacan beans to recognize Dia de los Muertos along with some other complementary beans. We hope everyone has a fun, safe, and spooky Halloween! Pictured here our new LEAP youth, Asanti, helping out bagging the[…]