The selection for our January 2021 Sampler Box includes two single origin coffees and one blend. The single origin coffees are Sumatra Mandheling (Grade 1) and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, while the included blend is our Shelter In Place. Each box contains three 4 ounce bags of coffee. We chose this selection to highlight our best selling blend as well as to highlight two very different but very well respected coffee regions of the world.
Sumatra Mandheling - Very representative of Indonesian coffees with it's bold taste, mildly earthy but with rich dark chocolate notes and a very low acidic finish. This is currently our darkest roast but we should point out that we aim to pull the best flavors out of the coffee without contributing to those flavors with any smokiness or burnt flavors added in the roasting process. This is a Grade 1 lot, the best coffee of the region that is truly indicative of the Mandheling variety.
Ethiopian Yirgcheffe - Famous the world over for it's bright and clean flavors that are very light in the cup, this coffee has often been described as almost tea-like with it's mild black tea flavors and herbal berry finish. This is an easy drinker for sure with plenty of floral and fruity fragrances before it reaches your mouth with it's silky mouthfeel.
Shelter In Place Blend - A delicious 50/50 blend of Guatemalan and Honduran coffees that each stand alone as excellent coffees but together create a unique experience of an easy drinking Central American coffee with well balanced flavors and a nice finish that does not linger. Both origin farms are small, family run enterprises. A great all around coffee for many occasions but is very popular with our customers as a nice breakfast pairing.
If ordering this sample box as a gift, please leave as a note at checkout and we will be sure to pack the box within a box to keep the actual sampler packaging unmarked by USPS.