Golden Latte: The Healing Benefits Of Turmeric

Introducing our newest addition to the Alchemy Menu: The Golden Latte

 

 

  This decadent caffeine-free latte is our riff on a popular anti-inflammatory treat. The glowing turmeric dances with the heat of black pepper, ginger, and sweet almond milk to support your well-being. Our golden lattes contain organic turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, coconut oil, and honey. We enjoy them most with almond milk, even if you're not vegan!  We've been looking for a caffeine-free, energizing alternative to our espresso based latte. This turmeric based beverage is our delicious option for customers looking for something a little different.

 

This decadent caffeine-free latte is our riff on a popular anti-inflammatory treat. The glowing turmeric dances with the heat of black pepper, ginger, and sweet almond milk to support your well-being. Our golden lattes contain organic turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, coconut oil, and honey. We enjoy them most with almond milk, even if you're not vegan! 

We've been looking for a caffeine-free, energizing alternative to our espresso based latte. This turmeric based beverage is our delicious option for customers looking for something a little different.

Turmeric's properties have been known to soothe inflammation in the muscles and joints, support the health of the liver, improve digestion with its slightly bitter and warming actions, stop the blood supply to tumors, and even help manage depression.* The support of this kind of plant medicine is most evident with regular use over time.  We use organic black pepper and careful heat in our recipe to boost absorption and bioavailability in the body.  *FDA Disclaimer: These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, or supplement.

Turmeric's properties have been known to soothe inflammation in the muscles and joints, support the health of the liver, improve digestion with its slightly bitter and warming actions, stop the blood supply to tumors, and even help manage depression.* The support of this kind of plant medicine is most evident with regular use over time.  We use organic black pepper and careful heat in our recipe to boost absorption and bioavailability in the body. 

*FDA Disclaimer: These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, or supplement.

Single Origin Spotlight: Rwanda

 Karongi Twumba

Region: Karongi District

Washing Station: Twumba

Washed process

Not certified organic* 

Often Small lot coffees are not certified organic Even though they are grown organically because small farmers cannot afford to certify their crop. But our preference is to support the smaller farmers for their quality product.

Tasting Notes: Peach pie, Fresh cream, sugar cane.

On the cupping table we tasted:

Sweet, Grapefruit, Cherry, White wine/ grapes*, Tomato, Peach*, Earthy, Stone Fruit, Smooth, Creamy, Bright

I first got interested in roasting a Rwanda for the cafe because a friend of mine was working at Red Fox Green Bean Importers and mentioned that the Rwandan coffees were cupping really well this year. The tasting notes for the Korongi from Twumba washing station in particular interested me. I have not been disappointed. It’s incredibly smooth and fruity without being sharp or sour. One customer described it as tasting like it already had cream in it without adding anything.

The fact that it’s a washed coffee allows the peach and stone fruit flavors to come through with a clean finish. Washed process is when fresh coffee is pulped and washed multiple times until the fruit or "cherry" is removed from the bean before drying. Washed process is common but not exclusive to wetter climates as drying coffee with the "cherry" makes it more susceptible to mold. Washed process also allows more subtle flavors to come through without getting overpowered by the fruit. 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the region, from the green bean importer, Red Fox: 

Twumba is a new washing station in the district of Karongi, just north of Nyamasheke and also in the western province. Elevation is high here as well — the washing station sits at 1856 masl, with farmers bringing cherry down from the hills above. This coffee has been blowing us away since we first cupped it this summer. The aromatics are full of candied fruit and bright cane sugar, with white peach, sweet lime, and black cherry in the cup.