Indonesia and Ethiopia

Larrea Blend

Rosemary · Asian Pear · Lime


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Named after a flowering desert plant, Larrea Seasonal blend showcases the harmonious pairing of two coffees grown over 4,000 miles apart. The result is a uniquely balanced blend with rustic, earthy flavors from Indonesia and floral, citrus qualities from Ethiopia.

Roast Level

Coffee Roasting Scale: 3

  • Coffee Details

    Members of Kopepi Ketiara & 850 Members of the Ajere washing station


    Indonesia and Ethiopia


    Gayo Highland, Sumatra Aceh, Aricha of the Yirgacheffe District


    Tim Tim, Gayo 2, and Ethiopian Heirloom

    Years of Purchase

    2 Years


    Washed and Semi-Washed


    1,100-1,450 and 1,800-2,100 Meters


    September-June & December-February

    Tasting Notes

    Rosemary, Asian Pear, Lime

    Brew Methods

    Kalita Wave or coffee pot

    Brew Recipe

    Ratio: 1:16 for Kalita and 1:12 for Coffee pot
    Coffee: 23 grams (Kalita Wave) | 60 grams (Coffee pot)
    Water: 368 grams (Kalita Wave) | 720 grams (Coffee pot)
    Total brew time: 3:00 minutes (Kalita Wave) | Depending on the brewer, around 4-5 minutes

  • Farmlevel Story


    Larrea inspires us with the promise that despite challenging circumstances we face year to year, growth endures even in the harshest of conditions. Both components of our second Larrea Blend seasonal survived a desolate year in climate as well as the desert of isolation brought upon by Covid-19, and are the product of determination and hard work. Our goal was to blend two coffees grown over 7,000 kilometers apart from vastly different regions—Ethiopia and Indonesia—and showcase their harmonious pairing. We feel the result is a uniquely balanced blend with rustic, earthy flavors from Indonesia anchored by Ethiopia’s floral and citrus qualities.

    Larrea is approachable for those that love Single Origin coffees and balanced for those who usually gravitate towards a blend. So we took to the desert where warm, soil-like balance meets complex acidity. Larrea is a bush that thrives in arid temperatures—native to California and Mexico. When first trying this coffee, we experienced pleasantly dry; herbaceous flavors met with a tart burst of fruit forwardness. Our goal was to blend these two coffees, grown over 4,000 miles apart and from vastly different growing regions, to showcase their harmonious pairing.

    Our first component is from a women-led cooperative in Sumatra Aceh Gayo. This cooperative has been around for over twenty-five years, and its primary goal is to support and empower women and younger generation farmers. They begin their processing by pulping cherries in the afternoon, and then they are fermented for 8-24 hours. After that, cherries undergo a detailed double and triple hand-sorting screening process to select only the ripest and densest ones.

    Our second component is from the Ajere washing station in the Yirgacheffe district of Ethiopia. There are 850 members of this cooperative that deliver cherries from farms ranging between 1-2 hectares of land. Coffees are sorted and processed at the mill, then are fermented from 36-48 hours before laid out to dry on raised beds for 12-15 days.

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
Montanna C.

Brewed on a V60 and as cold brew, absolutely delicious!

Sherrie F.
Delicious coffee

Great flavor of the Larrea coffee, thank you for such fresh coffee

Awesome coffee and quick shipping.

Im really enjoying the coffee and have been telling friends and family about your business.

xinying h.

Less fruity side. Even I prefer fruity and brighter feeling recently. But this is another very different but good surprise

Erika R.
Great job on fixing order

On a recent delivery eagerly awaiting Larrea seasonal blend I received the wrong coffee. I called verve they apologized profusely and sent me a bag of Larrea, no additional charge, that very same day. I’ve always loved Verve coffees. Thanks for showing me your appreciation in return.

Dmytro T.
Fantastic Coffee

This coffee is amazing. Verve is our favorite coffee since the first day we tried it. It's a shame that the last order we've made we accidentally ordered at the old address (we've moved a few days before placing the order), which is 4000 miles away from our new address and we didn't get a chance to enjoy this limited edition coffee again =(

Heidi B.
Best coffee + fantastic customer service!

I ordered the limited edition Larrea Season Blend for my boyfriend's birthday. I received a good number of updates from Verve around tracking and shipment of the coffee. They were very transparent about the delay in shipping due to issues from USPS' end. Verve filled the order and had it ready for shipping within a day! On the day that it should have arrived, USPS updated my tracking to say that it had been dropped at the mailbox even though it hadn't. I contacted Verve about this and they responded straight away. They kindly asked if I would wait 24hrs as they have seen this has been happening with the postal service due to underfunding. They said that if it does not arrive the following day they will send me another bag. Luckily it arrived the next day.

The coffee is incredible! It has a great fruity flavor which I love ( and everyone else does too). I have tried a number of their blends and keep buying from them because their coffee is one of the best I have tried. I can't wait to continue trying their new flavors.

Many thanks to the team at Verve!

Larrea must be code for delicious

Almost finished my 3rd bag, this blend works great for AeroPress and Cold Brew. There are some nice fruit notes either way and the beans smell heavenly.

Alex K.
Great coffee

I bought 4 different espressos and, surprisingly, all of them are awesome

quinn t.
Really nice -

Very good - brewed as espresso - could tase subtle grapefruit in nice way

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