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Celebration Blend

Celebration Blend

Wonderful, memorable coffee has always been a source of comfort and intrigue for us, starting with the peace of your morning cup as the world wakes up. As we ease into all things holiday, we are rather tickled to be part of what we hope will be a rekindling of traditions that may have floated away, and whose return this year will perhaps be sweeter for their absence over the past few years. It is in that spirit that we offer the 27th version of our heralded Celebration Blend.

Guatemala La Soledad H1

Guatemala La Soledad H1

Finca La Soledad has been in the Pérez family for 125 years. Their farm sits at an elevation of 1400-1700 meters above sea level, with this H1 variety planted between 1550-1650 MASL. The farm totals 90 hectares (just over 222 acres), with half dedicated to coffee production and the other half an untouched forest preserve in conservation.

Mexico Finca Chelin Hydronatural

Mexico Finca Chelin Hydronatural

This is a Geisha, the world’s most elegant coffee cultivar, from a shaded grove high in the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca. It was grown by Enrique López at Finca Chelín. Like many other growers we work with, Enrique produces different flavor profiles by processing his coffees in different ways after they are harvested. But Enrique is unlike any other grower we work with in at least one regard: he has more than 20 distinct post-harvest processes, many of which challenge common wisdom to achieve uncommon results.

Kenya Ndumberi

Kenya Ndumberi

Kenyan coffees are widely respected by coffee tasters for their vibrant acidity and best-in-class sweetness, which collude to deliver what is arguably coffee’s most exhilarating taste profile. Known for their tendency to present loads of blackberry, currant, and grape-like flavors alongside soaring citrus notes, Kenyan coffees have a well-earned place among the world’s greatest.

Ethiopia Alaka Natural

Ethiopia Alaka Natural

This coffee comes from the small village of Alaka, where it was grown in a primary forest, in the shade of giant native trees. This is coffee’s native habitat, the place in which it was born to thrive. The combination of perfect growing conditions with scrupulous management of harvest and processing detail is the reason this natural lot from Alaka can be so profoundly flavorful and expressive while maintaining the precision and clarity of a washed coffee and bearing the flavor of its terroir.

Costa Rica La Pachuca

Costa Rica La Pachuca

Roberto Mata was born into a coffee-growing family, and has been working in coffee for more than a half-century. His parents settled in 1940 in the Dota Valley in Tarrazú, today one of Costa Rica’s most celebrated coffee origins, and quickly earned a reputation for innovation through improved farm management practices that achieved higher yields than most neighboring farms. Walking through those fields with his father is among Roberto’s earliest memories, and growing up, he helped out on the farm during his school vacations. When he was old enough, Roberto got a farm of his own.

Guatemala La Soledad Catuai

Guatemala La Soledad Catuai

The Pérez family is constantly monitoring the growing conditions and actively managing the farm. They are especially focused on its soil, managing the trees that provide shade to the six varieties of coffee they grow, and incorporating organic compost with occasional ash deposits from Fuego’s regular eruptions. The Catuai plants that produced the coffee in this lot are roughly 40 years old, and have had high yields this harvest, thanks to the Pérez family’s management efforts.

Guatemala La Soledad Geisha

Guatemala La Soledad Geisha

Ask the Pérez family what they do, and they’ll tell you coffee is in their blood. They are fifth-generation coffee producers, known to specialty coffee fans for producing expressively sweet and floral coffees. Through multiple Cup of Excellence awards and longstanding DT relationships, this family has upheld, expanded, and refined the reputation of coffee in Acatenango, Guatemala.

Ethiopia Gori Gesha Special Selection

Ethiopia Gori Gesha Special Selection

Gesha Village is a breathtaking coffee farm in a remote zone of Ethiopia considered the birthplace of the Arabica coffee species.  It is at once both old and new.  Venerable heirloom cultivars from a bygone era grow there under a towering canopy of ancient, indigenous trees.  It is a throwback to the pre-industrial past when coffee trees grew wild in the forest and evolved on their own, without human intervention. 

Otoño Blend

Otoño Blend

The 2021 edition of our Otoño blend hits the mark with notes of plum, pear, and orange. Its complexity of flavor reflects the diversity of its single-origin ingredients: it is anchored by the Ethiopian heirlooms in our Chelchele Washed single-origin offering, complemented by the Bourbon and Catuai in our Honduras Caballero Family release, and rounded out with SL-28 and SL-34 grown by the Pacika Estate in Nyeri, Kenya.

Costa Rica Las Nubes

Costa Rica Las Nubes

Roberto Mata is the real deal. He was born into a coffee-growing family, and has been working in coffee for more than a half-century. His parents settled in 1940 in the Dota Valley in Tarrazú, today one of Costa Rica’s most celebrated coffee origins, and quickly earned a reputation for innovation through improved farm management practices that achieved higher yields than most neighboring farms. Walking through those fields with his father is among Roberto’s earliest memories, and growing up, he helped out on the farm during his school vacations.

Guatemala Los Volcanes

Guatemala Los Volcanes

This is our first year embarking on a relationship with Los Volcanes Coffee, a team of mission-driven coffee professionals exporting coffees representative of the Antigua region of Guatemala. Though this is the first year their coffee has found its way onto our menu, it is years in the making. We have spent years talking with them, walking through their projects, and evaluating coffees with their team to find the best selections from the projects they manage.