9/29/2023 - A DAY FOR CELEBRATING COFFEE
Join us on Friday, September 29th as we honor coffee by bringing people and incredible coffees together.
IN CAFES: 75 CENTS OFF YOUR COFFEE DRINK ON 9/29*
To truly celebrate coffee, we must be with our guests, so we're offering this special promotion on Friday, September 29th.
Our Instagram post on National Coffee Day will be a reinforcement of our values and commitments to the coffee supply chain and the incredible producers that we partner with.
To get 75 cents off your coffee drink: Show your barista that you "liked" this special post and get a token of our appreciation as you sip on this incredible beverage.
*at participating cafes, does not apply to smoothies or ready to drink bottles and cans. In-person orders only. Offer only valid on 9/29/2023.
VIEW THE POST ON INSTAGRAM:
SPECIAL ONE TIME ROAST: IRRATIONAL COFFEE DAY BLEND
Available in select cafes on 9/29 | Limited web pre-order on 9/25 (sold out online)
Sometimes, you do something just because you love it.
A play on the name of the day (National / Irrational - you get the picture), our seemingly irrational but very intentional blend of Colombia Imbachi Gesha and 7 mixed processes from Nicaragua is a unique, remarkable, and highly memorable way to commemorate the day.
Our roasters work hard to ensure core blends like 700 and Cafe Kaldi consistently taste the same, month after month. This blend is a vehicle that allows them to stretch their imaginations and have a little fun!
Colombia Imbachi Gesha has been a favorite at our Roastery since its release. When we decided to make this blend, it was very apparent that the Imbachi Gesha had to make an appearance. Special blend, special coffee.
As luck would have it, earlier in the summer we brought in small amounts of inventive and unique lots from our friends at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers. We didn't have enough of the coffees to offer them each on their own, and barely had enough of each lot fill more than a few 12oz bags. But we knew we wanted to do something that allowed our guests to experience each of these special coffees.
... it's a representation of our values and the relationships we've fostered in our nearly 30 years.
100% Relationship Coffees
We've worked with the Imbachi family in Colombia for many years, and we released their Gesha variety as part of our Cupping Room Series for the third time in the summer of this year.
We've also been working with the great people at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers for many years. Each year, we purchase at least one container (250+ 150 lb bags of green coffee) of their coffee to use in our blends, as well as a few single origin lots to proudly offer on their own. This year, we released Don Roger & Isabel Mairena's coffee.
Together, this blend is more than a slightly off-kilter, very delicious blend of coffees. It's a representation of our values and the relationships we've fostered in our nearly 30 years.
Complex, Morphing Flavors
We've probably never had so much trouble (or fun) making flavor calls!
The mixed processing of this blend gives it morphing quality like few coffees we've ever experienced. You'll find it very sweet, but the qualities of that sweetness change from hard candy to soda to even a little chocolate. Above that sweetness you'll find very delicate notes like stone fruit and florals, but even these shift as the cup cools and as you make your brews.
It's what makes this coffee so wonderful and fun, and we hope you take some mindful moments with it as you sip, enjoy, and let the flavors unfold.
We taste: green hard candy, grape soda, nectarine, jasmine, dulce de leche
The present and future of specialty coffee
We're in awe at the innovation and dedication of our coffee producing partners, and this blend represents both of those qualities.
Gesha has been consistently sought after since it rose to prominence in the late 2000's, and since then it has spread to most growing regions. This Gesha from the Imbachi family is clean, vibrant, and crisp, the work of a quality-focused family.
The coffees from Nicaragua are firmly pointed towards a newer take on coffee. Consumer tastes have changed drastically in the last few years, and there is increasing demand for innovative processing techniques that bring out wild flavor profiles and intense tastes. Gold Mountain Coffee Growers have several producers experimenting with these methods, including processes like carbonic maceration and adding yeast while the coffee cherries ferment.
Both coffees are the work of love and dedication. Both represent something bigger than coffee. And both come together in this once-in-a-lifetime blend for coffee's biggest day.
CELEBRATING AND PROTECTING COFFEE, EVERY DAY
Honoring producers and the wonderful people at every step of the coffee supply chain is something we practice daily. We'll always cherish a day that brings that more into focus, but if you'd like to learn more about our practices and values we've provided some links below.
Have a wonderful day!
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE HONOR AND PROTECT COFFEE
- World Coffee Research: We donate 1% of all coffee sales back to this important non-profit
- Coffees with Stories: Colombia Monserrate: Watch our short Youtube video that goes into detail on our oldest partnership
- Sourcing Coffee: Ensuring fair practices and quality at every step