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Seasonal Coffee Spotlight: Finca el Puente

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coffee pickingIn March of this year, Famous Reading Cafe manager Chris Scott had the opportunity to travel with a team from Counter Culture Coffee to Honduras in order to learn more about the coffee he serves here at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. While there, Chris experienced firsthand each step of a coffee bean’s journey from the farm to the roaster and finally to the shipyard that delivers Honduras’ finest coffees to the world. To fully appreciate and understand the process of coffee harvesting, Chris strapped on his bright yellow coffee bag and spent a day in the fields, picking beans that would eventually be served right here in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This coffee, named “Finca el Puente,” will be served at the Famous Reading Cafe from 8 am until noon throughout the summer season as a celebration both of seasonal coffee, and of Chris, our adventurous leader. We will also have packages of Finca el Puente available for purchase that you can brew at home!

Once brewed, Finca el Puente has a wonderful series of tasting notes, beginning with hints of sweet plum, and finishing with a distinct aftertaste of toasted nuts. We hope that you will be able to stop in a morning or two this summer to sample this excellent, single-origin roast!

Seasonal Coffee Spotlight: Huapu Iced Coffee

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Seasonal Coffee Spotlight: Huapu Iced Coffee

There are few things more exciting than the advent of spring after a particularly bitter winter, especially after this past season of seemingly unending subzero days and snow-grey skies. So, with spring and warm weather on the way, we here at the Famous Reading Cafe thought the best way to celebrate the changing seasons would be with a deeply enjoyable iced coffee; the perfect companion to a warm April afternoon. For the start of the 2015 iced coffee season, we have selected Huapu, a single-origin coffee distributed by Counter Culture Coffee and sourced from Letefoho on the island of Timor.

Click here to learn more about Huapu and East Timor!

Click here to learn more about Huapu and East Timor!

When enjoyed warm, Huapu exhibits stunning notes of fruit and pepper with a sparkling finish. However, when brewed as iced coffee, Huapu’s natural nuttiness and notes of maple syrup shine to the front of your palate, making for an exceptionally refreshing spring drink. We hope that you’ll stop by the Scholar soon to celebrate the spring season with us!