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A Coffee Blend that Comes Full Circle

Winter Blend

Radiance to Warm You From the Inside Out
Like a duet between two jazz greats, Winter Blend makes you dizzy with its progression of virtuosic notes. That’s the kind of magic we’d expect when combining two from Ethiopia: the washed-processed arabica offers perfume and citric brightness, while the natural-processed arabica comes in with cognac-like depth. Together, Winter seems to be made from stars, a blend so radiant it warms you from the inside out.

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Candied Lemon

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Chicory

A Coffee Blend that Comes Full Circle
Winter Blend
Notes of brandied cherries, candied lemon, and chicory
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Roasts and ships on Monday, December 9th

Roasts and ships on Monday, December 9th

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About This Coffee
Those familiar with the deep cuts in the Blue Bottle anthology might recognize Winter’s pairing of two Ethiopian coffees as one of our favorite go-tos for special occasions. Expressive and fruited, these are the coffees we recruit as a final flourish in our standard darker blends. Except when it comes to celebrations like this holiday season. Then we throw restraint to the wind, giving into the magic spell cast by an all-Ethiopia blend.

Arabica’s birthplace, Ethiopia is home to indigenous varieties that grow there and nowhere else. Such botanical diversity makes for coffees with astounding complexity. As if that weren’t enough, Ethiopian farmers also have two distinct ways to turn coffee fruit or cherry into roastable beans. Natural processing, where the whole cherry dries before extracting the two seeds inside, make coffees that all but burst open like sun-warmed berries. Washed or wet-processed coffees, where the seeds are scrubbed free of the fruit before drying, are like walks past a garden where flower scents waft like perfume.

It’s a privilege to work with such refined blender coffees. In Winter, we roast the two just to the point of an enveloping sweetness, where the cognac-like roundness of the natural coffee marries the citric delicacy of the washed.

We’ve been so taken by Winter’s radiance, we created an entire holiday collection around its gilded flavors. In-cafe sweets include our Chocolate-Cherry Crinkle Cookie; giftable items range from Caramel-Chocolate Bonbons from Valerie Confections to our Origins Coffee Set.

Our Seasonal Blends are inspired by the Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel,* a tool that links colors to flavors and helps professionals to build a shared lexicon with coffee drinkers everywhere.

*©Specialty Coffee Association and World Coffee Research
Notes
  • All of our blends (both the individual components and the blend itself) are tested weekly by our professional tasters to ensure quality and deliciousness.
  • For our whole bean coffee, 24 hours is the maximum time that could possibly pass between roasting our coffee and shipping it to you. (It's usually even less.)
  • Cupping spoons and a practiced palate are the key instruments of our Quality Control team, who taste, evaluate, and refine our coffees every day.
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