My coffee from El Salvador came to an end this morning, but fortunately, a fresh delivery of coffee had arrived yesterday, comprising two totally new coffees, one from Rwanda, and the other - recomended - from Ecuador.
Sipping a cup (well, mug, my Le Creuset mug) of coffee from Ecuador, an Ethiopian varietal, but planted in Ecudaor, with organic hot milk.
I ordered coffee from two different roasters on Thursday; one - after a few emails, for a coffee I had ordered (Colombian) was sold out, and they wished to exchange it for another, the Ecuadorian, which they recommended, which was fine - was delivered, by the chap himself with whom I had exchanged emails (granted, it is a local company and I wished to give them some business in these challenging times) - was delivered to my door on Friday afternoon.
Which is just as well.
For, not only had I finished my previous coffee supply by Saturday, the other coffee order, also ordered on Thursday, - and often, (though not always),their deliveries take a day or so - was supposed to be "in the network" of delivery company DPD by Friday, according to their tracking; having received a note to that effect, I had assumed a Saturday delivery. Nope.
Instead, I received an email at midnight, (well, five minutes past), last night, informing me that delivery is now pushed out to February 22.
Just as well I gave some business to a local company as, otherwise, I would have run the risk of being out of coffee.