T’was the night before Christmas and we had to decide
What coffee to put out for Santa’s big ride
The cookies are baked, all ready to eat,
But we need a great coffee to be Santa’s treat
For Santa want treats not just to eat,
but to take along to complete his great feat
What we don’t want, no definitely not
Is a coffee that tastes like it’s burned in the pot.
We need a REAL coffee, rich, mellow and hot
Let’s check Santa’s route, and see what we’ve got
Sumatra, perhaps that’s where we should start
The bean is so creamy with nary a tart
It’s earthy and smooth, full bodied and sweet
Yes Sumatra’s a bean that cannot be beat
We look at the globe we study it keen
Oh where else to look for our special bean?
Guatemala with soil so ashen and nice?
They do send us beans with chocolate and spice
Cinnamon and fruit, they all do comply
In a flavor so rich….it’s hard to deny.
But the hours goes by, last presents need wrapping
What coffee to serve before I go napping ?
Brazil, when it’s natural and laid out in the sun
with rich dry fruit flavor that’s second to none?
So nutty and soft and bitterly sweet?
A cup of Brazil? A true Santa treat!
Ethiopia, the place where the first bean was first found?
With Harrar and Yergacheffe (aren’t those pirate sounds?)
One has rich chocolate, blueberry and spice
The other is citrusy, sunny and bright
it’s a coffee that Santa could take on his sleigh
and with a wink and a nod….be on his way
Perhaps a nice blend would be Santa’s choice
Combining great flavors into one voice
‘Nic’s Sugar and Spice’ just might be the one
With Guat and Harrar lightly tickling his tongue
Whatever we choose, we know Santa will love
The coffee he’ll sip as he soars way above.
And as we approach the end of our story
Peace and Love to you all
From Caffè Amouri