It didn’t take long for CafÃ© CorazÃ³n’s fans to get excited over its new space. The coffee roasting company re-opened about two weeks ago in a house directly across from the Peach Pit. Here’s the address: 548 E. Olive Ave.
Don’t expect the scale of CafÃ© CorazÃ³n’s old digs on the Fulton Mall. The old retail space featured breakfast, lunch and lots of baked goods made from scratch. The new retail space is a pickup station for coffee roasted to order. Owner Leo Rios also will conduct monthly tastings that allow folks to geek out on coffee.
For example, Saturday’s sold-out tasting will teach guests about brewing methods, grind and water temperature.
Rios says he likes lighter roasts that “preserve as much bean character as possible.” He also favors unusual coffees, such as the two that will be featured at Saturday’s tasting: Ethiopia Organic Sidamo Guji Maduro (which evokes varied flavors of cherry, plum and peach as it cools) and El Salvador Los Luchadores Pacamara. (Scroll down this page to see the full description).
For information about future tastings or to place an order, call (559) 492-7047. Pickup hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays.
Photo above of Leo Rios holding unroasted coffee beans. Photo credit: Joan Obra.