Dry Creek Loop Single Origin Coffee
Farm: Finca Huixoc
Growing Region: La Democracia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Varietal(s): Caturra, Catuai & Bourbon
Altitude: 1,400-1,700 MASL
Processing: Washed & Dried on Patios
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, citrus, cane sugar, aromatic with a well-rounded body.
Whole beans | 8 oz., 12 oz. & 2 lb. bags
This coffee roasts on a WEEKLY SCHEDULE. WEEKLY orders close on Sundays at 3:00 PM ET and are roasted on Mondays. WEEKLY roasted coffee ships on Wednesdays. All coffee ordered after the WEEKLY Sunday 3:00 PM ET deadline will go into the following week's production.
This aromatic Guatemalan coffee is our tasty homage to the Dry Creek Loop and features chocolate, citrus, and cane sugar with a well-rounded body typical of the coffees produced in the Huehuetenango region.
The Dry Creek Loop to the West of the Napa Valley is one of the "go to" loops for Napa cyclists. Depending on where you start in Napa, it's a 28-30 mile loop with 1,300 feet of climbing. The loop, featuring incredible scenery (#NapaValley), starts off with steady, warm up climbing as you leave the valley vineyards and head into the lower hills.
The Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department signals the beginning of the ride's real work. It's also a great place to stop for water refills or adding air to your tires (they have a floor pump!). If there are local cyclists stopped for a break, take the opportunity to talk about road conditions, weather ("The rain is coming around 2-3pm." It did.), route alternatives ("Keep climbing straight up Dry Creek." We did.), and the glory of riding in this area. It took our ride to the next level.
Normally on this loop, you'll hang a left onto the glorious Mt. Veeder Road. Per the advice of the locals, we stayed on Dry Creek to begin a 4+ mile, 1,275-foot climb (More climbing? Yes PLEASE!) up to the Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department. The scenery, views, and switchbacks were off-the-charts...and we fell EVEN MORE in love with the Napa Valley.
We zipped down those switchbacks back to Mt. Veeder Rd. with the biggest grin on our face, took a right and began climbing up through pine forests and vineyards up to Godspeed Vineyards. The descent down Mt. Veeder Rd. was incredibly fast and gorgeous. All of the sudden we were back in the valley and it was time for a glass of the local elixir! Clink.
Ride your bike. Drink great coffee.
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