The Holiday Blend
ROAST | MEDIUM
ORIGINS | SAN ADOLFO, HUILA, COLOMBIA | KAPCHORWA, SIPI FALLS, UGANDA | BOQUETTE, PANAMA
NOTES | CINNAMON, CHERRY PIE, PRALINE PECAN, MULLED WINE
We've finally made it, folks - it's the most wonderful time of the year! We've weathered another year of navigating life in a pari-pandemic world, we witnessed the Rams win a Super Bowl, we lost global icons and gained new world leaders. And friends, we are so glad you made the journey with us. Every year around this time, we release what is perhaps our most anticipated, most beloved menu offering: the Holiday Blend. It is a big, warm, liquid hug to our family who has supported us for years, and it's also an enthusiastic high five to our new friends we've met along the way.
This year's blend, more than any we've previously released, is a celebration of every sense memory we lovingly associate with the holidays. Each of the three coffees we selected for this blend bring something intentional and distinctly festive to the flavor profile you'll experience as you sip this coffee with friends and family throughout the holiday season. It's super sweet, full of red fruits, and heavy on the cinnamon! We chose a Honey Cinnamon coffee from Jairo Arcila to incorporate the holiday baking spice characteristics, a Static Cherry blend from our friends at Creativa Coffee District to contribute those big red fruits, and our beloved Gamatui Washed lot brings all the sweetness. The result is a delightful cup of cheer with flavor notes that include: cinnamon, cherry pie, praline pecan, and mulled wine.
Perhaps the best thing about this year's Holiday Blend (besides the aforementioned flavor notes, amiright?!) is how seamlessly it incorporates both complexity and balance. It's both refined and approachable, intricate and easy-going. Those complex flavor characteristics are certainly there if you want to seek them out, but this coffee is also perfectly enjoyed with cream and sugar by connoisseurs and casual coffee drinkers alike. Everything about this coffee resounds with the holiday spirit, including its ability to welcome everyone to the table.
Each holiday season, we partner with a charity near and dear to our coffee-loving hearts. This year, for each bag of Holiday Blend we sell, we are donating $1 to Grounds for Health, an incredible organization which works to integrate cervical cancer screening and preventative health services in Latin America and Africa, particularly in those communities that represent the base of global supply chains such as coffee, tea, cut flowers, and cocoa. Their mission is to prevent cervical cancer deaths in coffee communities through reducing incidence, increasing access to care, and by equipping and educating local health care providers. You can read more about their life-saving work here.
Producers or Washing Station | Jairo Arcila | Sipi Falls Washing Station | CCD
Farm | La Pradera | various | various
Process | cinnamon-enhanced anaerobic honey | washed | static cherry
Variety | pink bourbon | sl varieties | various
Elevation | 1650-1700 masl | 1600-1900 masl | 1500 masl