February Box


New Arrivals

We have some sweet coffees that just landed in the roastery. And by sweet, we actually mean sweetness.

For those that know our coffees, you know that we have an inclination towards coffees that are unique to origin, and exhibit cup profiles that are uncommon to the region. These days it's become a little easier to find and source these gems, as more producers innovate, experiment (particularly in the area of fermentation) and improve on quality.

But, we still discover some coffees that surprise us (isn't this what specialty coffee is about?). These two coffees are just delightful to sip - sweet and light. We hope you enjoy these new discoveries!


Las Tolas

Washed Java

A washed processed Java from producer Arnaud Causse at Finca Las Tolas in Ecuador.
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The seed stock of this coffee was one that Arnaud brought over many years prior from El Salvador, where he was based as an agronomist. He has been cultivating coffee in Gualea Ecuador for over two decades now and his experience and attention to detail shows through in this unique cup profile. It's not something you would immediately expect from the area, but shows what's possible. Introduced and sourced by Red Fox Coffee Merchants.

Origin:

Gualea, Pichincha, Ecuador

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Lemongrass, Raspberry, Sweet Almond

Brew:

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We recommend Recipe A in our brew guide

Nkoronko

Natural Bourbon

A natural processed Bourbon variety from the Nkoronko Cooperative in Burundi.
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This is our first lot with TGEP, a coffee importer based in Quebec. They work directly with Burundi producers every year. Last year, we were fortunate to receive pre-shipment samples of this natural coffee, and we were surprised with its sweetness (we typically find coffees from Burundi to have more raisin-forward notes, generally for washed processed Bourbons). This coffee will likely make its way into our adventurous cold drip for the Summer period, assuming it lasts that long!

Origin:

Karuzi, Burundi

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Blackberry, Jackfruit, Honey

Brew:

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We recommend Recipe B in our brew guide