Leif Erikson / Saltzman Rd. Single Origin Coffee
Farm: Usongwe and Shiviwaka Cooperatives
Growing Region: Mbeya, Tanzania
Varietal(s): Bourbon and Kent
Altitude: 1,400-2,200 MASL
Processing: Washed & dried on raised beds
Tasting Notes: Black tea, apricot, cola, complex lemon-lime acidity, bright and juicy.
Whole beans | 8 oz., 12 oz. & 2 lb. bags
NEXT ORDER DEADLINE: Sunday, Oct. 1, 9PM ET
NEXT SCHEDULED ROAST: Week of Oct. 2
NEXT SHIPPING DATE: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
All MONTHLY coffee ordered after the last Sunday of the month 9:00PM ET deadline will go into the following month’s production.
Leif Erikson / Saltzman Single Origin is a bright Tanzania coffee harvested by the Usongwe and Shiviwaka Cooperatives. This coffee features black tea, apricot, and cola tasting notes, complex lemon-lime acidity, bright and juicy with a classic East African finish. It's as SWEET as Portland's Leif Erikson Drive / Saltzman Road climb in Forest Park.
Our friend Michael Tabtabai from Leave It On The Road invited us to ride the route after work when we visited #PDX in October 2014. We knew it was special and as we hit the climb up Thurman St. to the Forest Park entrance, our anticipation grew as the road pitched up.
We passed the park gate, started up Leif Erikson, and a smile came across our face. We knew. With each passing turn, the tarmac of gravel, stones, mud, and leaves got more RAD. The ferns, The trees. The stone walls. The Fire Roads and trails. Wildwood Trail zigzagging throughout. We were blown away.
So much so, that we squeezed in a second early morning solo ride the day we left. We finished in a cloud at the top and then dive bombed it all the way back to Thurman. AMAZING.
This Burundi coffee is our homage to the Leif Erikson Dr. / Saltzman Rd. climb, Forest Park, the City of Portland, and all of the #RAD people that make #PDX special. #PDXPeepsRULE
Ride your bike. Drink great coffee.
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