Y’all this coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congo is so delicious I could weep. It’s sweet and fruity and so delicate. It makes morning better. It makes walking the damn dog at six a.m. better. It’s a revelation paired with Sweet Thai Chili almonds. Shut up! You eat weird stuff for breakfast. Go to Lexington Coffee Roasters right now and order some before they run out. You will thank me in the morning.
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Falls Church has a wonderful coffee shop called Rare Bird. They do small batch roasting mostly in light and medium roasts. I couldn’t be happier that they are within walking distance of my house. The staff is welcoming, the atmosphere is great, and the coffee is amazing. The espresso drinks are also well done and they have a decent selection of teas for a coffee shop. If you’re in the area you should definitely check it out and then walk down to Little City Creamery for some ice cream to make a perfect day.
The Kiangoi coffee shown below is a perfect example of what Rare Bird can do. The coffee is sweet and complex and delicious black.
I watched this movie last night and I loved it so much. It may be the best romantic comedy I’ve ever seen. It’s based on real life events and it watches that way. I love the way it starts and the way it ends. Really, if you haven’t seen it, you should watch it, because it’s amazing.
In honor of National Coffee Day, I bring you Triunfo Verde. This little bag of delight comes from Mexico via Lexington Coffee. Should you buy it? Yes, with a caution. The raisin notes are very strong on the finish with this coffee. That’s not a bad thing unless you don’t like raisins and I know a lot of people don’t. The cherry and fudge flavors are more subtle and upfront, so the strongest flavor here is going to be that raisin finish. A little milk will smooth out the raisin, but kill the cherry and fudge. Manage that as you will. I’m enjoying it black.
PBS is killing it this year. The latest great thing is that Endeavor Season 4 is out now. For those that don’t know, Endeavor is the prequel for the Inspector Morse series that ran from 1987-2000. If you’ve never watched those, they’re available on Netflix. Inspector Morse was followed by Inspector Lewis, which is also a great show. Endeavor explores Morse’s early career in the sixties and it’s really enjoyable mystery television. Check it out.
Have y’all seen the three-part BBC drama Remember Me on PBS this month? If you haven’t, you should. It’s amazing. It’s Michael Palin like you’ve never seen him and the rest of the cast is incredible too. It’s creepy and has some shock moments, but mostly it’s just really compelling television.