As I’ve mentioned before, I just recently moved from Atlanta here to the Sacramento area, so I’m still familiarizing myself with the Sacramento coffee scene – and, what a scene there is! I’m checking out local coffee houses as often as I can, and overall have not been disappointed. Roasteries and coffee houses here don’t take their coffee lightly – they brew their drinks with some serious flare and I am consistently impressed with the important role they seem to play in the community and in their customer’s lives.
A few days ago I spoke briefly with Sean Kohmescher, owner of Temple Coffee & Tea here in Sacramento. Really nice and accommodating gentleman who seems to stay as involved as possible in the coffee industry. I’ll be touring his facilities in a few months and trying out some brew from one of his cafes, but in the meantime he sent me some samples to try out.
Right off the bat, I was impressed with the packaging – simple yet elegant, and with tasting notes right on the label . I also noticed this on the side of each bag, which I love:
There’s also this, which I’ll get more into tomorrow:
Sean was nice enough to send me 5 of his current seasonal coffees to sample: Sumatra Tarbarita Peaberry, Guatemala Hunapu Lot #2, Kenya Iyego AA Plus, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe ECX, and El Salvador Tres Limites.
Very excited to start cupping these tomorrow, and reviews will follow. In the meantime, check out Temple’s great website: www.templecoffee.com