Sky Brew Sky: Wilco/Intelligentsia’s Newest Venture
From the Wilco Store:
This past Fall, some members of the band dropped by our neighbors Intelligentsia’s Cupping Lab to select their favorite coffee. The unanimous selection is the Single Origin, Organic Ethiopia Sidama Homecho Waeno.
This coffee comes from the Sidama region of Ethiopia and is grown by the Homecho Waeno co-op…The aromatics of coffee blossom and violet make way for an incredibly graceful and elegant cup. The body has a light and silky quality, like fresh whipped cream, that beautifully compliments the ever-present note of citron, juniper berry and vanilla. As it cools, the cup blossoms into notes of confectioner’s sugar, rosehips, and soft raisin, resonating on a pristine finish with a touch of milk chocolate.
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In full disclosure, no decaf coffee was selected by the members of Wilco during the tasting field trip. But our friends at Intelligentsia tell us this is as good a decaf as it gets…the Direct Trade Decaf Los Inmortales, El Salvador: El Borbollon 2010. Juicy and buoyant, this Direct Trade Decaf Los Inmortales displays articulate honey dew melon, kiwi fruit and a candied lime acidity. Tertiary notes of juniper berry and macadamia nuts surface towards the finish of sweet sandalwood.