And what better way to ring them in than with a blend composed of wistful, classic coffees. This mix of a dry-processed lot from Ethiopia and a wet-hulled offering from Sumatra calls back to the original coffee blend, Mocha Java.
We taste notes the traditional notes of baking spices, vanilla, and dried fruits, but this year's blend also rings with notes of cherry jam, apple cider, and Dutch chocolate.
Nine 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.
This year’s Ethiopian component is a dry-processed coffee grown by the Ardi cooperative. 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.
Together, these coffees create our version of one of the world’s original coffee blends, Mocha Java.
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A HOLIDAY TRADITION
Our ‘Tis the Season Roast is one of our favorite coffees of the year. It's a great opportunity for us to share our passion for 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 complement 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.