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To Comfort You Against the Chill

Fall Blend 2019

A Coffee Inspired by a Season in a Golden Light
Our coffee preferences change like clockwork with the turn of each season. Come September, as soon as the slanted sun makes afternoon shadows long, comfort suddenly outshines adventure. As the weather chills, we lean away from effervescence into the more roasted profiles so many of us grew up on. From its first impression of toasted nuts to the finale of gentle spice, you might say that Fall Blend is autumn in a cup. We like to think of it as nostalgia perfected.

Taste Profile

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Apple Cider

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Nutmeg

To Comfort You Against the Chill
Fall Blend
Toasted pecan, apple cider, nutmeg
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$19.50

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Roasts and ships on Wednesday, October 16th

Roasts and ships on Wednesday, October 16th

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About This Coffee
Fall Blend combines two single-origin-worthy coffees—one from Colombia and one from Ethiopia—in one darker blend that delivers comfort and plenty of nuance, too. We could have turned to a number of stellar Latin American growers for our foundational coffee, one that would sweeten with caramelized sugars and toasted nuts after a little more time on the roaster’s drum. But we chose a new favorite of ours from Colombia’s Huila Department. Nestled in the Andean Mountains, the region offers washed coffees with inherent complexity, a quality we didn’t want to forsake in the name of a darker roast.

To play up the sugars, we added a washed Ethiopian from the storied region of Yirgacheffe, famous for its refined floral coffees. If we blend these at all, we often do so in small proportions, reserving them for the high notes, and preserving their ephemeral qualities by keeping the roast fairly light. But to achieve Fall’s promise of enveloping warmth, we needed to roast out some of the coffee’s filigreed perfume in order to find its dried fruit-like condensed sweetness instead.

The result is a blend with enough gravitational pull to anchor you in. It might just remind you of your very first taste of the drink—back when you thought all coffees should be nutty and chocolatey. But its enduring nuance assures it’s altogether modern.

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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