The end of 2011 is hurtling towards us like a doomsday meteor, and as is what happens every year I'm reminded of some of my favorite coffees to cup/drink/roast from the last year. One of the exciting parts of the coffee trade is that the most amazing coffee experiences are fleeting and of the moment. We don't have "vintage" in the sense that we can go back and taste a coffee from a particular year, but one of the features of Coffee Shrub and Sweet Maria's that I appreciate immensely is the archive section.
As you might have noticed, we just sold out of our last dry process Ethiopia. Since we use DP coffees in many of our blends, that also means that a those blends are out of stock for the moment. We hope to have another DP Ethiopia in soon, but in the meantime we might recommend our dry-process Yemen if you're looking for a wild African coffee.
Today is a big day for the coffee offerings at Shrub. We've sold out of three of our best sellers: Sumatra Tarbarita, Ethiopia Maduro, and Guatemala Finca Florencia. But don't worry, fresh on their heels are a new dry-process Ethiopia going up today and (coming soon) new crop Tarbarita, a new Guat, and another Costa Rica.
It had a great run, but today shrub says goodbye to El Salvador Finca Matalapa. We're glad that so many people got to work and play with this coffee as it has been one of our top sellers ever since we first swung open the doors. Keep your eye on the sky, er, shrub as we'll be launching a slew of new offerings in the next couple days from a number of different coffee growing regions. Oh boy, oh joy, oh golly gee!