The 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is almost here! This wonderful event takes place October 3rd through October 11th. That is 9 wonderful days of seeing over 700 hot air balloons fill the skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Balloon Fiesta is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States. Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That’s the size of Balloon Fiesta Park’s 78-acre launch field! Guests get to walk the field and are part of the action. This is an event where you get to not only see hot air balloons launch but you can be right next to the balloons as they go up. You can even ride in a hot air balloon.
I will be at the Balloon Fiesta this October and will be part of the action taking pictures for all to see. If you ever need a reason to visit Albuquerque, this is the event I highly recommend. I have lived here for 18 years and I still get excited to see all the balloons at the Balloon Fiesta. On the days leading up to the Fiesta it is common to see balloons floating over my backyard.
My favorite coffee is going to be a great part of this year's Balloon Fiesta as they are the official coffee sponsor. New Mexico Pinon Coffee is going to be at the Balloon Fiesta warming up the crowd as they watch the balloons launch. It gets cold in the morning in October and I will be drinking a hot delicious cup of New Mexico Pinon coffee as I take wonderful pictures of all the balloons.
What makes New Mexico Pinon coffee so special? This wonderful coffee is made with pinon nuts that are grown here in the southwest. The result is a rich medium/dark coffee with a smooth nutty taste. For those of you who don't know what a pinon nut is, it is a small delicious nut that comes from the pinon tree. Another name for the pinon nut is pine nut. These wonderful tasting nuts give New Mexico Pinon coffee a taste that is awesome. Once you try this coffee you will fall in love with the flavor. New Mexico Coffee also hand-roasts their coffee in small batches to assure quality, flavor, and aroma. Every Christmas, I send my family in the Midwest a package of New Mexico Pinon coffee and they always look forward to the red package of coffee. When they thank me they always say "that was a great tasting coffee."
New Mexico Coffee, aside from their original pinon coffee, also sells over 50 flavors of coffee that are unique and locally inspired. My favorites include Biscochito( our state cookie) and Mexican Spiced chocolate. I got to tour their facility last year and was able to see their coffee beans get roasted. You can see my tour Here and if you visit New Mexico you can tour the facility too by joining their Coffee 101 class.
To get your hands on a cup of this great tasting coffee, you can go to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta or you can buy it online at New Mexico Coffee's website. You can also find New Mexico Pinon coffee at Costco, Trader Joes, and Sprouts. If you are in Albuquerque you can visit their retail store at 4431 Anaheim Avenue Northeast or their new Piñon Coffee House on 4545 Alameda NE near Jefferson.
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