White Egret Decaf Coffee

May 31st, 2015

Origin: Peru, La Florida
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, Smithsonian Bird-Friendly
Background: Cooperative La Florida was established in 1966 starting with only 50 members. La Florida works to improve the community in many ways. They support local schools by providing pencils, erasers, notebooks and other items. The Cooperative also owns their own tractor and a truck, allowing them to maintain the roads, making sure they are in good condition, making it easier for members to transport coffee with access from their community into town.
Processed: Wet-processed, Mountain-Water decaffeination process
Cupping Notes:  Roasting this a little lighter gives this Mountain Water Processed decaf a little richer body and overall balance than its regular Peru counterpart from the same estate. It is still a lively cup that is not muted in the decaf process. Good, medium bodied decaf.

The Osprey Coffee

May 31st, 2015

Description coming soon.

Two Geese Coffee

May 31st, 2015

Origin: Peru, COOPARM
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade
Background: Cooperativa de Productores Agropecuarios Rodriguez de Mendoza (COOPARM) is a coffee cooperative located in the Amazon region of northeastern Peru with its central office in the town of Mendoza. COOPARM was founded in 1990 by a small group of coffee farmers who hoped to achieve a higher standard of living by working together to attain higher prices for their crop and more direct access into local and international markets. The cooperative became Fair Trade Certified in 1998 to help meet these goals
Processed: Wet-processed
Cupping Notes: spicy, floral sweet nippy acidity, full creamy body and well-balanced cup; as a medium roast this coffee will offer some of the characteristics that are evident in lighter roasts while showing some shades of darker roast attributes

Blue Heron Coffee

May 31st, 2015

Origin: Java, Taman Dadar
Certifications: Organic
Background: Java Taman Dadar is produced privately (as opposed to government grown) and hails from the Kajumas area in East Java.
Processed: Wet-hulled; means increased body and more rustic sweetness than a traditional wet-process lot.
Cupping Notes: Body, body, body; chocolate bitter-sweet characteristics come out in the dark roasting; The finish has that heavy sweetness one associates with Indonesian coffees; very low acidity;  very Sumatra-like in character, with all the body and deep-toned cup flavors.

Annual Wreath & Table Top Workshop Dec. 7

December 5th, 2014

December 7th Wreath and Centerpiece Making WorkShop
It’s that time of year again! Come join Quintessential Gardens at The Daily Grind for our 3rd Annual Holiday wreath or table arrangement making event! Come to the Grind on December 7th. We will be making wreaths from 12-2 and tabletop arrangements 2-4. All supplies and tutorial provided by Quintessential Gardens! Coffee and pastry from The Grind to enjoy while making your beautiful designs! Sign up at Gray’s Daily Grind as spots are limited!Gray's Daily Grind Wreath Making