Our 2015 'Tis the Season Roast

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

Two years ago, we started a new tradition with our holiday coffee, combining two very different and complex coffees from Sumatra and Ethiopia. For this year’s blend, we have once again selected two of the finest coffees Sumatra and Ethiopia have to offer. We have also teamed up once again with the Firecracker Press to handle the packaging of this coffee. We've partnered with them since we started offering this coffee, and once again, they've done a phenomenal job with it.

This year’s Ethiopian component of the blend is a naturally processed coffee grown near the town of Kilenso Moconissa of the Sidama region. This complex coffee adds plenty of dark fruit notes to the blend, such as blackberry and blueberry.  

The Sumatran component comes from the famed Aceh region in northern Sumatra. Here the coffees are picked at peak ripeness and then processed in the “wet hull” method that has made Sumatra famous for their flavor profile. This year’s coffee adds plenty of depth with notes of vanilla, oak, and some herbal notes.  

Together, these coffees create our version of one of the world’s original coffee blends, Mocha Java. It's a great opportunity for us to share our passion of sourcing and roasting the best coffees in the world. Each year, we are taken with this blend’s combination of acidity and body that seems to perfectly accompany the spirit of the season. We love sharing our passion for coffee and bringing people together for the holidays. We hope this coffee does just that.

We are also excited to announce that this year, we will be featuring our 'Tis the Season Roast as espresso in our stores during the month of December. The 'Tis the Season will replace our single origin offering in the hoppers. We can't wait for you to try it.


Part of this packaging was made with Kona Paper, a 100% recycled post-consumer waste product. It is a blend of repurposed coffee bean bag fiber combined with post-consumer waste material.

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