If you’re schleping to Dunkin’ Donuts to get through your day, consider this “Wilco Selection” available from esteemed Chicago roaster, Intelligentsia. The band went slurping at Intelligentsia’s Cupping Lab to select a favorite coffee and unanimously picked this single origin, Organic Ethiopia Sidama Homecho Waeno.”
Wilco’s offering it for sale along with some coffee mugs so you’ll never be without your “A.M.” fix. I’ve been cupping before and it’s a noisy affair, but there is truly no better way to find a coffee that appeals to you from among a wide selection, all in a row. You also get high as hell from all the caffeine skimming, emerging ready to take on the world for the next hour if not for the intense jitters.
Here’s the description of the coffee the reliably chill band chose: “The aromatics of coffee blossom and violet make way for an incredibly graceful and elegant cup. The body has a light and silky quality, like fresh whipped cream, that beautifully compliments the ever-present note of citron, juniper berry and vanilla. As it cools, the cup blossoms into notes of confectioner’s sugar, rosehips, and soft raisin, resonating on a pristine finish with a touch of milk chocolate.”
Reaching for something to fondle is natural after that. You could always place an order for this stuff on Wilco’s coffee page if you want to be sated. They say the coffee will be roasted on December 1st and then shipped on the 3rd. [Pitchfork]