The Birthday Blend 2021
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGINS | ETHIOPIA, UGANDA, KENYA
NOTES | VIBRANT, JUICY, TROPICAL, FRUIT SNACKS
It's been a crazy 4 years of Black & White and while we may still be in the middle of a pandemic, we want to celebrate our amazing customers - thank you for sticking with us!
We've put together a vibrant and complex blend of some of the best coffees we have available. We are also sharing this coffee at a much lower price then we probably “should” but we want to share a little of that birthday spirit with you all, our community (no matter where you live).
Each of the three coffees of this blend represent an exciting development within the world of specialty coffee. We want to amplify these developments, as they are key aspects of what we are trying to as B&W: exceptional coffee, kept simple.
Worka Chelbesa CM Washed represents our commitment to a single washing station in a developing region of Ethiopia coffee production. Our significant investment in this washing station and the dedication of our importing partner Atlantic Specialty Coffee have allowed us to request specific processing adaptations. We have always been willing to jump at innovative processing techniques and we believe this coffee will get better each year.
We have purchased coffee from the Gamatui Community for three consecutive years. This year, we were able to commission 10 bags of high-impact fermentation coffee from the washing station. Gamatui Anaerobic Natural is one superb result from this experiment. This was such a fun coffee to brew side by side with the standard natural lot and the Hydro Washed lot.
Coffee from the Mchana Estate gives a glimpse of what specialty coffee in Kenya could look like in a few years time. We hope to be at the forefront of bringing non-washed coffees from Kenya to the table as a way of investing in direct relationships with growing estates in the country.
Blending these coffees together offers a crazy, vibrant sensory experience that highlights different aspects of coffee production and processing that really excite us. Each coffee has an innovative approach to fermentation and flavor development, making all three a standalone within the respective producing country. This coffee has such a juicy mouthfeel with tropical vibes and it tastes like sweet fruit snacks!
Enjoy this amazing and fun coffee; thank you again for being on this journey with us. Share the love, be safe, tip your service pros!
Components | Worka Chelbesa CM Washed, Ethiopia | Gamatui Anaerobic Natural, Uganda | Mchana Natural, Kenya
Process | Carbonic Macerated Washed | Anaerobic Natural | Natural
Elevation | 1600 - 1900 masl