We are putting the final touches on our very first Coffee Crate! Wow, it’s been great to see our idea develop into a product that we’re proud of. While you are waiting on your crate, here you’ll find a preview of what’s to come. If you missed this month’s order cut off, don’t worry, every month we’re sending out quality local coffee and other local surprises. Order now, and you’ll be on board for January’s shipment! You can still purchase Coffee Crate as a gift for Christmas by selecting December 25th as the date for the gift email to be sent out to your loved one. Then, the gift recipient can redeem their gift and receive their first crate in January!
This month, we’ve found the perfect roasts to keep you warm throughout the holidays. This December you’ll be experiencing: Joe Van Gogh’s of Hillsborough, Beans Boro of Greensboro, and Mountain Air Roasting Company of Asheville. Our two single origins were grown and harvested in: Highlands Mt, Kenya & Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. This month, also includes an Espresso Blend combining beans from Central America, Indonesia, and Africa.
Our first roast that made it into the crate is Joe Van Gogh’s French Roast from The Highlands of Mt. Kenya. For this crop, Joe Van Gogh works with Farmers First who partner with small scale farmers and cooperatives to receive more for their crop. If you’ve ever had a bad french roast: excessively oily, burnt, bad after taste…than get ready for an awakening! I keep referring to it as a “friendly french roast” so delicious, palatable, strong and smooth. I knew I had to share this one with ya’ll.
Our second roast that could not be left out is, Mountain Air’s ECX Grade 1 DP, from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. When you receive this roast open the bag and just breathe in the tropical scents. Oh my goodness, forget artificially flavored coffees. This coffee emits such strong fruit scents, others in your house may wake up thinking you’re making blueberry muffins (which isn’t a bad idea.) This coffee is one of the most unique roasts I’ve ever experienced. From the smell, I thought it would be overly sweet but this cup surprised me with so many layers of flavor making for a bright, clean, medium body cup that I can’t wait to wake up to.
Our third roast is an Espresso Blend from Beans Boro. This roast is organic, fair trade & rainforest alliance certified. I picture you sharing this one with your family this Christmas perhaps with some chocolate from your stocking. Espresso is in the name but it is wonderful when brewed as coffee. Our team loved this medium roast and we know you will too.
In addition to our local coffees, we’re including a chocolate chip cookie from Boone, NC’s Appalachia Cookie Co. Recently, they were named one of the top ten cookies in America by Paula Deen’s Magazine. Now that’s pretty sweet!
Here at Coffee Crate we drink our coffee strong and black. I recommend 2 Tablespoons ground coffee per 6 oz. of water. You may like your coffee stronger or weaker and would need to adjust the water accordingly. I highly suggest trying these coffees black to fully experience the flavor profiles. I can’t attest to the effects of sugar and cream but I can tell you that these three roasts when brewed to taste and enjoyed black are sure to “wow” you.