During the 17th century, Dutch traders introduced coffee throughout much of Indonesia, including the lush island of Sumatra. Coffee production has since changed hands from Dutch plantation owners to local smallholder farmers.
Coffee from Sumatra is well-known for its savory, earthy flavors which result from the island's growing conditions and the traditional wet-hull post-harvest process.
This particular offering from Sumatra's northern region is noticeably cleaner than coffees from Mandehling. Sumatra Harimau is highlighted by a full body and smokey, cocoa notes.
This year's Yuletide Blend was inspired by the aromas and flavors of the holiday season. After careful testing and deliberation, two decoratively sweet Ethiopian lots were blended with a full bodied, milk chocolatey coffee from Sumatra to create our favorite holiday blend to date.
Flavors of brown sugar, nuts, and berries shine through in Yuletide Blend making it an ideal addition to frigid Christmas tree hunts and cozy Christmas mornings. Yuletide is subtly sweet yet still dark enough to stand up to a splash of eggnog or Irish whiskey.
Winter Solstice was developed with the season's short days in mind. Sitting 45˚ north of the equator, Montanans know all too well the struggles of ringing alarms hours before the day's first light.
Rich notes of dark chocolate and molasses highlight this blend of certified Organic and Fair Trade coffees ethically sourced from Indonesia and South America.
Last spring while sourcing coffee in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, we discovered this spectacular microlot coffee from producer Vidal Pérez Ambrocio. Vidal owns a 1.5-hectare farm in a small village called Sipacapa in Guatemala's western highlands.
Vidal's farm, Finca El Mirador, is yielding some of the highest scoring coffees in Guatemala while implementing sustainable agriculture techniques like soil conservation and safe gray water processing.
This coffee is a collaboration of all things delicious: rounded body, delightful sweetness, luscious fruit, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.