If you happen to be extra attentive to the coffees we offer, you may have noticed by now that we always have a single origin Brasil, Guatemala, and Ethiopia available on our website. This may seem odd, and maybe it is a little odd, but today I'm going to give some context as to why we always have these three coffees. Long story short, these are our favorites, and an integral part of how we got into specialty coffee in the first place.
For Joel, it was a single origin Brasil that made him fall in love with full-bodied, chocolatey, nutty coffees. He could drink it every morning and never get tired of it. When we purchase Brazilian coffee, we look for it to be sweet, low in acidity, and have a creamy mouthfeel. You'll often hear Joel refer to these types of coffees as "solid" or even as "thiccc bois". It's the type of coffee you'd make a full pot of, and then, when it's already too late, realize that you've drank 5 full cups. Brasilian coffees are the reason that 9 out of 10 times that you run into Joel, he will be severely overcaffeinated.
For Carson, it was a washed Guatemalan coffee that sold him on single origins. The notes of stone fruit, spiced cider, and almonds immediately transported him to the feelings of fall weather and football season, his absolute favorite time of year. He described it as "fall in a cup" and it's been his go-to coffee ever since. Every year when the Guatemala harvest hits, we sample dozens of coffees, looking for the one coffee that brings up those same nostalgic feelings.
Lastly, and most importantly (because I'm the one writing this), my favorite origin has to be Ethiopia. There is nothing quite like the first sip of a fruity, pleasantly acidic, natural processed Ethiopian coffee. It just explodes with flavor and completely redefines what coffee is supposed to be. I can still remember being in college and trying a natural Ethiopian coffee on Aeropress. It was simply mind-blowing. I know there are plenty of people out there that would say Ethiopian coffee is what made them fall in love with specialty coffee, and I'm not ashamed to say I am definitely one of them.
So, what's the fun in owning a specialty coffee roastery, if you don't have your all-time favorite coffee on the menu? That is why we plan to always have these three origins on our lineup and then of course lots of other great features to keep things fresh and exciting! Anyways, I hope that gives a little more context to our coffee selection. Cheers!
In honor of this blog post, we will be having our "Big Three" on SALE for the next week! Order by the end of the day today to get your coffee shipped out this week!