Coffee Review found our pulped natural heirloom Bourbon varietal coffee from Brasil Monte Verde Estate “particularly impressive”. They say that “everyone should enjoy (its) deep, complex aromatics” and awarded it a score of 92. We are proud to be able to bring such wonderful roasts to you all – thank you for your continued support & great feedback throughout the years!
Hello Victrola Superfans! We’re celebrating so many wonderful things this month – the Seattle Seahawks won the championship, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the Grammy’s, US Wins Gold Medals and it’s Valentine’s Day! To honor all the special-ness of this February, let’s start up our favorite Shipping Promo again from Feb 10-13. Get a bag of single origin beans & a mug and have it shipped to your favorite Seahawks fan, Thrift Shopper or loved one and if you spend $25 or more, we’ll ship it free for three glorious days.
Thanks for your continued support – we love you dearly.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Exciting Update - I just got the go-ahead to do this sweet Shipping Promo a bunch of times this year. You’ll have to follow us on Twitter, Facebook,Instagram to find out when it’s back on throughout 2014. Thanks everyone!
Honduras Santa Barbara Beneficio San Vicente Caracolillo and Nicaragua Dipilto Beneficio Las Segovias Maracaturra
2014 is full of flavor here at Victrola Coffee! May we share with you two new releases from Latin America. One is a lovely refined microlot peaberry and the other is a gigantic Maracaturra varietal from Nicaragua. You may remember the ‘Big Nic’ from last year – it’s back in all its full-bodied savory-cedar-y goodness.
Towns: El Cielito, El Cedral, El Sauce, Las Flores
Region: Santa Barbera
Varietals: Catuai, Pacas and Lempira
Producer: Beneficio San Vicente
Fragrance/Aroma: milk chocolate, maple, walnuts, toasted pecans
Flavor: berry medley:black cherry, raspberry, strawberry maple cream sweetness
Acidity: bright and well balanced
Wet Mill: Beneficio Las Segovias
Elevation: 4265 ft
Producer: Suyatal Producer’s Group
Fragrance/Aroma: Baking Cocoa, Oak, Sage, Muscovado Sugar
Flavor: Cedar, Savory quality of sage, basil flowers, and wood. hints of fig and molasses
Finish: Dry, Herbaceous
oh and one more thing…
Victrola’s first release of 2014 is this wonderful pulped natural from Brasil Carmo de Minas. It is balanced and smooth and we’re excited to share it with you – find it at the Seattle cafes on the Pour Over bar or take some home for yourself!
Town: Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerias
Region: Mantiquieras de Minas
Elevation: 4100 ft
Process: Pulped Natural
Varietals: Yellow Bourbon
Producer: Jose Roberto Canato
Fragrance/Aroma: Cacao, Honeycomb
Flavor: Chocolate, Orange, Marzipan
Finish: Clean and Juicy
Situated in an ideal location in the Mantiquieras de Minas region of SE Brasil, Monte Verde Estate produced this beautiful pulped natural yellow bourbon varietal coffee. Over the past six years, Jose Roberto and Ligia Canato have dedicated themselves to producing exceptional coffees while being socially and environmentally responsible. Monte Verde Estate provides transportation to the municipal school in Carmo de Minas for children of the families who live on the farm and mindfully preserves the surrounding wild lands. Tasting profiles of this beautiful coffee include aromatics of honeycomb and cocoa which give way to flavors of chocolate, orange and almond paste. Victrola’s Brasil Monte Verde features a medium body and balanced acidity while all is carried by a remarkably clean mouthfeel.
It’s that time of year – nights are getting longer, the cold has set in and a season’s worth of holidays brings family and friends together. With this in mind, we are pleased to bring you this year’s Holiday Blend. In the tradition of Holiday Blends past, we aim for a profile that is rich, sweet, and heavy bodied, with hints of chocolate and spices – a comforting cup that is easy to like. We roast the Holiday blend a little darker than our single origin coffees, drawing out more body in the coffee and making it a coffee that is delicious on its own but that is nicely complemented by cream.
This year, as in the past, we’ve composed Holiday Blend of three coffees that come together to produce a sweet and full cup sure to please anyone. The base of the blend is a clean, crisp strictly high grown coffee from the Guya’b cooperative in Guatemala. A washed Nicaraguan coffee from Beneficio Las Segovias adds body, sweetness and spice. The blend is rounded out with a heavy, fruity natural coffee from the Rwenzururu Kingdom in western Uganda. These three coffees combine to create a heavy, rich cup, exhibiting milk chocolate, molasses, dry spice and a hint of pine. Available online or in the cafes – Retail 12oz packages $13.25
We hope you and yours enjoy the holidays with this special annual blend. Get it while you can as it is only available through the New Year!
Who Wants a Brew Kit?!
We’ve put together some awesome deals on Brew Kits for the coffee-obsessed people in your life. You know who I’m talking about – the cousin who has the punch card for every cafe in the state, your dad who loves the ritual of baking, cooking & preparing food, your sister who has every gadget out there but lacks the tried-and-true coffee tools. They need a Hario Brew Kit or a Chemex brew package. Each include a Victrola mug and are wrapped and ready to go. Just add a bag of fresh roasted coffee!
Hario Brew Package Includes: Hario V60 Dripper, Package of paper filters, Hario Range Server, Hario Scale & Timer, Hario Drip Station, 10oz Victrola Mug – Reg. $185.00, on sale for $160.72!
Deluxe Hario Package Includes: Hario V60 Dripper, Package of paper filters, Hario Range Server, Hario Scale & Timer, Hario Drip Station, 10oz Victrola Mug -AND- Hario Buono Kettle! – Reg. $250.00, on sale for $217.25!
Chemex Brew Kit Includes: 6 Cup Wood Collar Chemex, Package of Paper Filters, Hario Scale & Timer, 10oz Victrola Mug – Reg. $127.00, on sale for $107.40!
You can find these items separately as well – take a peek at Victrola’s online store!
Happy Holidays & Stay Warm!