A small flood a few weeks ago spurred us on to a planned renovation at our Kerrisdale location on West 41st in Vancouver and construction is underway. Working with Box Interior Design, who did our Park Royal location in West Vancouver, the room will be elegant, fresh and light and for those of you who know this location, the renovation includes our charming little patio out back (the only one in Kerrisdale!) We anticipate reopening later this Spring, in June. Follow us on our Facebook page for updates on our grand reopening.
As part of our summer menu, we are pleased to be able to offer a new Colombian coffee as part of our offerings.
This exemplary coffee is from San Agustin, Huila an area in southwest Colombia. In Huila, an area blessed with optimal coffee growing terroir, most farms are small scale and are tended to by individual families. Club San Agustin comprises 50 of the top quality producers in the region. In addition to technical support with growing and processing, the Club looks to improve the social well-being of the community. This unique lot is the product of 25 Club San Agustin producers’ whose coffees have been combined based on profile and quality and then electronically sorted to produce a zero defect coffee.
Vital to the quality of coffee produced in Huila is the care taken during the drying process. After the fruit has been removed from the coffee with the pulping and washing equipment, the still in parchment coffee is laid to dry on patios or rooftops with pulley systems that provide cover in the event of rain. Many farmers also employ parabolic beds, known locally as marquesinas, which ensure airflow across both ends while protecting the parchment from rain, mist, and condensation. The drying of coffee is critical to the quality of overall flavour as well as the shelf life of the unroasted coffee.