So you never know what is around you until you look harder. I knew about New Moon Cafe (which is an excellent roaster) and I wrote about it here. I knew about Batdorf & Bronson and wow do they roast a mean bean! I wrote about them in How Old is that Bean part II. Both New Moon and Batdorf & Bronson are outstanding, and now I found Buona Caffe a roaster here in Augusta itself. I will have to check them out. So the impetus here was that I wanted some new coffee. Well to the rescue Paul Yates of Pineland Bakery in Waynesboro, GA (wicked good stuff) let me know that the Inner Bean would be carrying 1000 Faces Coffee soon.
Well color me excited I called up IB right quick and they had not received it yet. I tweeted my disappointment and noted it on Sanity’s FB page. Well come Saturday they got in four pounds of coffee from 1000Faces. They had a Guatemalan and a Costa Rican. I could not decide so I let my son choose and I got Costa Rica Finca Herbazu. This is just an excellent coffee.
The acidity came, it was earthy, and it took a few minutes for the flavors to come through. The flavors are complex and took a while to hit you sure, but worth it! That is not a bad thing, this coffee keeps you glued to your seat tasting it thinking about it. This is a good time I might mention to talk to that person across from you, or call your parents if you are drinking this at home. If you are having this coffee at Inner Bean, or some place near you, use this as an opportunity to meet someone. Coffee is at its heart social.
One of the more interesting things is that social media made this coffee happen. I had seen 1000Faces coffee online, heck I follow them on twitter. But I had not been able to get over to Athens. It took a tweet from Paul to let me know. Its good to have coffee tweeps looking out for you!
As an aside, I did notice that there was no expiration date on the bag. A call to 1000Faces was returned today to find out that the coffee was a week old. Within that precious two week window. I did move the coffee to an airtight opaque container though. I will be doing this from now on it is just a good idea.
Overall this coffee is solid, a good choice. I highly recommend you try it. Remember, Sanity by Coffee, the rest is up to you!
- How old is that bean? Part II (sanitybycoffee.com)