SELECT SPRING & SUMMER SEASONAL LITTLE WAVES COFFEE FEATURES
We will soon be receiving three beautiful coffees that we are very excited about.
- Ikizere Fugi - Rwanda: A washed coffee produced by 9 women around the Fugi Washing Station in the Ngoma Sector, Nyaruguru District, Southern Province. This coffee produces a savory cup with notes of chocolate, golden raisins, and clover honey, and it makes a delicious iced pour over.
- Bavyeyi Natural - Burundi : We love partnering with Jeanine, a native of Burundi, to bring in these beautiful community natural lots. This year’s crop is incredibly sweet, tropical, clean and juicy!
- Passion Fruit Processing - Colombia: This lot not only wowed us, it kept us going back for more! Partnering with Forest Coffee Importers for this Limited Edition Roast this uniquely processed Caturra gives us notes of lychee, guava, passion fruit and florals. It is a super clean, juicy, sweet and unique cup. You won’t want to miss this!
More to come:
- Sitio Santo Antonio from the Peixoto Family
- Fazenda Cachoeira from Miriam Monteiro de Aguiar
- Akagera Ikizere Natural
- Ngoma Warakoze Musaza - Low Oxygen Processed.
Stay tuned! –Areli
WARM WEATHER 2023 WONDER MENU THEME:
It Came in a Dream - Llegó en un Sueño
We recently celebrated our 10th year as a brick and mortar and had the chance to look back to our beginnings.
We’ve had the chance to remember how much of Cocoa Cinnamon and Little Waves Coffee came in dreams, some waking, some remembering upon waking, some before the eyes opened as the brain awoke in the morning.
The idea for Cocoa Cinnamon came this way in 2008, bikeCOFFEE in 2011, as did many of the designs, drink names, menus, ideas, and decisions.
Dreaming has always been an integral element of Cocoa Cinnamon and Little Waves Coffee Roasters blooming as ideas and projects. As has heritage, culture, wonder, and travel as they relate to coffee, cacao, tea, and spice.
And so for the 2023 wonder menu, we’re leaning into dreaming, in our looking back and re-invigorating while we dream forward.
In this spirit, we’ve adopted the mantra Breathe. Reset. Bloom for 2023.
Wonder Menu Drinks:
ALEBRIJES IN THE GARDEN
An iced matcha (or hot) macadamia milk latte with house made cinnamon & clove syrup, garnished with fine rose and lavender.
In Mexican folklore alebrijes are majestical spirit animals that guide lost souls in the land of the dead. You may know them from the movie Coco.
AN ASTEROID SHOOK THE YUCATAN MAKING 10,000 DEEP BLUE PORTALS TO A SACRED WORLD
Oat lavender latte made with Little Waves espresso, house made lavender syrup, black charcoal powder, topped with pop rocks.
In the Jurassic period, a 110 mile wide asteroid hit the earth near the current tip of the Yucatan in Mexico. The impact wiped out the dinosaurs and about 75% of life on earth. 100s of cenotes were created, understood about 66 million years later by Mayans as sacred portals to the underworld.
IN THE GOLDEN CLOUD, THERE LIES A LEO THAT PROTECTS THE SUN
Hot chocolate (or iced) with local honey, turmeric, cinnamon, & ginger, garnished with golden sugar
The ingredients make up colors in a lion’s mane, coat, and tail.
Leo is one of the oldest recognized constellations in the sky traced back at least 3 millennia. It is one of the three fire signs of the Zodiac.
Leo was an important constellation to the ancient Egyptians who associated it with the flooding of the Nile. This event occurred during the hottest time of year, also when the sun entered Leo.
“The Persians called Leo Ser or Shir; the Turks, Artan; the Syrians, Aryo; the Jews, Arye; the Indians, Simha, all meaning "lion".
SHE FERTILIZES PLANTS WITH LOVE LETTERS FROM A BOX OF WISHES
An NC Bingo Bango Pomegranate Peach Lemon Soda with Little Waves espresso, pomegranate molasses syrup, garnished with tajin spices.
At the moment in the June of 2021 when Deborah Pilkington walked up to the tent at CC OND and asked our team member Mandella what we were doing with our planters. They had all died as we prioritized financial resources to protecting jobs and our community at the height of the pandemic.
Over the past year and ½ Deborah Pilkington and the Durham Master Gardener Program have created a teaching garden focused on growing a garden on an inhospitable busy concrete corner in large difficult planters. Deb worked closely with us to attune the planters to suit our needs in creating a kind of urban oasis while also using it to teach folks in their program. The planters create a sound and experience buffer between our front and the busy street we are on. The plants bloom as a kind of time based orchestra throughout the year.
In February of 2023, Deb and the Durham Master Gardener Volunteers came in third in Demonstration Gardens for The David Gibby Search For Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding volunteer work by Extension Master Gardeners throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea.
This drink honors Deb's work and the beautiful spirit she brings to the plants and our lives.
A SHIVERING TREE EXCRETES THE FUTURE IN TONIC WATER DROPLETS: ROTATING SPECIAL ESPRESSO TONIC
This year we’ll have an espresso tonic on our warm weather menu. AND we’ll be rotating seasonal and special tonics from March through September.
Some of the planned tonics are:
- March - Hibiscus/ginger, amalgamation espresso tonic
- April/May - Strawberry Espresso Tonic
- June - Bahama Bluebs Blueberry Espresso Tonic
- July - Portal to the Pink Skies Tonic water, guava nectar, coconut cream, tiny hint of lime.
- August - A mother of pearl in the bottom of the Caribbean sings stories of the green comet to sea otters. Grapefruit juice, cinnamon clove syrup, espresso tonic and Dr. Durham & ginger powder.
- We are also working on drinks for Pride and Juneteenth that may play here or as specials in certain shops.