| By Savannah Phillips |
Last month, Greg published the blog “What is Biodynamic® Coffee” highlighting this specialized method of farming typically found in the wine industry and other agricultures. It’s now becoming more common for growing coffee as well; integrating typical organic methods while also viewing all parts of the farm as being interconnected into a living, spiritual organism. And thus, the health of the farm/organism is based on the health and integration of all the parts.
We recently established a direct trade relationship with one such farm in Peru, located in the Villa Rica region, high in the Andes, called La Chacra D’Dago. In fact, it’s the only Certified Biodynamic coffee farm in the country.
We received the coffee last week and have been busy dialing in the roast to bring out the natural flavor characteristics. We are very excited to announce that it’s now available in our cafe and online store.
La Chacra D’Dago’s flavor profile and tasting notes are sweet herbal with red bell pepper and nutty with an orange blossom finish. We recommend brewing this using an immersion brew (French press or clever) or in an AeroPress to increase the extraction yield since this is more of a mild coffee.
We hope you enjoy and appreciate this unique coffee not only for its flavor and body, but also for the way in which the beans were grown and produced.
Note: Biodynamic® is a registered trademark of Demeter Association Inc.
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A Level-Two Certified Barista, native Northwesterner turned So-Cal girl, Savannah is also addicted to yoga, hiking, meditation and long drives up Coast Highway 101. She doesn’t remember ever not loving coffee. Even as a child, when most other kids typically hate the taste, it was something she craved, which looking back, was unquestionably an early prediction of a career devoted to specialty coffee.