In The Cup: Milk chocolate, floral, cranberry, tangerine
Well, it’s that time again!
Every year, we try to compose a Holiday Blend that evokes the spirit of winter — deep and lush with warming notes that satisfy and comfort on those chilly days. But who are we kidding? We live in sunny Southern California, where the temperature rarely drops below 60ºF during the day. This year, we decided to embrace our surroundings, creating a blend that’s sweet and juicy with a sparkling acidity that evokes the playfulness of warm winter days spent in Los Angeles.
This year’s blend is composed of a couple of coffees from East Africa and one from Guatemala. We’re particularly happy with this blend, as we’re using coffees from producers whom we’re proud to be working with. The Guatemala, which comes from our friends at TG Labs, adds nice structure and a well-rounded acidity to the blend. Providing floral and cranberry notes, the Ethiopian coffee comes from METAD, a group dedicated to upleveling the standards of both coffee and the communities with which it works. Lastly, to round out the blend, adding some chocolate and bottom-end sweetness, is a project with which we’ve been working for a while: Uganda Sipi Falls.
Overall, the blend is crisp and clean, light and refreshing — a perfect match for those warm Los Angeles winters. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we did making it.