In regions where coffee is grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil, the complexity of the beans gets a boost. Volcanica Coffee, a coffee roaster based in Suwanee, Georgia, focuses on that, serving more than 100, mostly single-origin, coffees from dozens of volcano-looming locations around the world. It recently introduced several so-called “natural” coffees, processed by drying in the sun instead of the more typical washing, which can increase the depth of flavor. Their Ethiopia Natural is alluring, scented with blueberries, and the Costa Rica Natural is full bodied and chocolaty. The company has also added several Valentine’s Day gift ranges (on sale through February 28, $59.99 for two 16-ounce coffees each, with mugs). The family business, founded in 2004, donates one percent of its retail sales to charity: water, an organization that supports projects to provide clean drinking water in developing countries.
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