Santa's favorite Holiday brew, dating back to his days as an Ethiopian reindeer herder. This natural Ethiopian blend (Gedeo Worka, Amaro Gayo) features hints of citrus, berry, peach and pineapple. It's a taste of sunshine and a warm breeze on a cold, winter day.
Ken Davids from Coffee Review gave our Original Christmas Blend 93 points!
Lush honey and blueberry balanced by crisper notes of roasted cocoa nib and fresh-cut cedar. A hint of flowers. Sweetly bright acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Round, gently flavor-saturated finish.
Most Yirgacheffe coffee is prepared by the conventional wet method, in which the skin and pulp are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried, encouraging a cleanly high-toned, often intensely floral- and citrus-toned cup. This Yirgacheffe is a "natural" or dry-processed version, however, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a more idiosyncratic profile more pungent than bright though still extravagant in its aromatics. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this striking and unusual coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops.
Not a holiday blend, but a felicitous choice of single-origin coffee that expresses an appropriately winter holiday sensory theme of fruit, chocolate and pleasingly pungent aromatic wood.