Blueberry | Blackberry | Dark Chocolate
Medium-full roast. Inspired by the legendary guitar amplifiers that nearly defined the classic rock era, this blend does not shy away from full throttle tones of sweet chocolate and blue/black fruit. But we don’t roast to “11,” because burnt beans taste like ashtrays. We roast to “6” or “7,” where a little natural distortion (roast character) enhances the underlying sonic profile (sweetness and complexity). 12oz. or 5lb. bag of whole beans.
- 60% Ethiopia Sidamo Natural Process, Sidama Coffee Farmers Co-op Union. This coffee is produced by the numerous smallholder farmers who characterize the coffee production landscape of Ethiopia. In the Sidamo region, the farmers pick the cherries selectively by hand when the cherries are ripe. The pickers rotate among each tree anywhere from 8 to 10 days so that they give the cherries time to ripen when they go back to pick them. Kurume, Dega and Wolisho varietals, natural process, 5,905 feet above sea level.
- 20% Sumatra Gayo, Aceh region, Arinagata Cooperative, Fairtrade/Organic The Arinagata Cooperative was established in 2006 as a way to help smallholder farmers in the Aceh Tengah region sell their coffee. With over 2,580 co-op producer members across 39 villages, they are able to achieve better prices as a co-op. Using the traditional wet-hulling method of processing their coffees is what gives the coffee that traditional Sumatran profile that the industry has come to know. Timtim varietal, wet hulled process, 3,937-5,905 feet above sea level.
- 20% Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands, Lamari River Valley Gardens Sourced from various smallholder farmers from the Lamari River Valley in the Obura-Wonenara District. This coffee has been a project for years for the various farmers on improving their coffee by working with professionals to improve their picking, pulping, sorting, fermentation and drying practices. By having a vertical integrated and whole-harvest sourcing ensures that the farmers can sell their crop year after year maintaining a sustainable supply chain. Arusha, blue mountain, bourbon, typica varietals, fully washed process, 5,577-6,561 feet above sea level.