"...wow. Fantastic Guatemala Il Injerto, huge body, streaks of blueberries, maybe a hint of cinnamon? Sweet and syrupy. [Mark] tastes this coffee all the time, and he thought it was one of the best presses he'd ever had of it."The great flavor caught Mark's attention, and it looks like we'll have at least one Kuma Coffee present at the French press competition on June 18th. We're looking forward to seeing how Seattle's various coffee experts use the French press.
...On a side note, Nate's homecoming after meeting with Mark was less-than-ideal. Apparently, that morning while rushing to deliver coffee to his wife, Charity, Nate accidentally left the Coffee Catcher sitting in the compost container with the grounds. Later that day Charity dumped the whole compost - including Coffee Catcher - down the 5 story garbage shoot.
Upon arriving home, new Kuma coffee in-hand, Nate hurried to brew some of the outstanding roast for Charity...only to discover they were short one Coffee Catcher! It was bad.
The heroic rescue efforts were rewarded with a fantastic brew of Rwanda Abakundakawa. Apparently, the Coffee Catcher's thorough cleaning removed all silt buildup and emphasized the the spice and fruit notes in the Rwanda admirably!
While recounting the tale Nate added, "We're thinking of calling the coffee catcher "The Precious", after Gollum."