One of our favorite seasonal blends, we have offered our ‘Tis the Season for the past four years. As in year’s past, this year we took two coffees, one from Ethiopia and one from Sumatra to create our version of a Mocha Java blend.
This year’s Ethiopian component is a naturally processed coffee from the Chuchu cooperative, grown near the town of Dilla of the Sidama region. This complex coffee adds plenty of dark fruit notes to the blend, such as cherry 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 baking spices.
Once again, we have teamed up with the St. Louis letterpress company, The Firecracker Press to design our packaging. They have blown us away with their beautifully hand-drawn poster, which will be folded around each package as a surprise gift to our guests. All of the plants and animals drawn on the poster are indigenous to Sumatra and Ethiopia, with ice skating scenes to evoke the feeling of winter and the holiday season.
This is the season of giving, so we are donating $1 of every bag sold to Pedal the Cause and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Both of these charities are very close to our hearts, and we have worked with them for years.