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Indonesia and Ethiopia
Larrea Seasonal Blend Coffee Set
Rosemary · Asian Pear · Lime
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We created the Larrea Seasonal Blend Coffee Set for the craft coffee lover who’s ready to brew a delicious cup of coffee wherever the adventure may take them. This limited edition set includes a 12-ounce bag of Larrea Blend and a Larrea Blend Instant Craft Coffee box. Limited-Time Savings $32 (Value $36.50).
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
Washed and Semi-Washed
1,100-1,450 and 1,800-2,100 Meters
September-June & December-February
Rosemary, Asian Pear,
Kalita Wave or coffee pot
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
What started as a seasonal blend, one launch wonder, came back around as it was happily received. This came from the inspiration of COVID19, and things being able to grow in harsh conditions and a summer at the beach felt far away from reality during the pandemic. Both components of this blend survive at times, harsh weather conditions, natural disasters, and hard work during a globally tough year. After cupping both coffees and blending them, we evaluated what this seasonal blend could bring. We thought it appropriate to bring something exceptional in quality but showcase a dryer, earthly flavor profile as Larrea is a bush that grows and then flowers in desert conditions.
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.