The holiday season is back, and with it comes the exciting challenge of curating a blend that speaks to the deliciously sweet and festive nature of the season. This year’s rendition embraces a unique trifecta of coffees that are diverse in flavor and region, and sure to support us all in our quest for overeating and merry making. We have incorporated Guatemalan components that present an oh-so-familiar bright and balanced sweetness, while fruity and exotic spice flavors from Kenya gives each cup a cozy and jovial influence. So, whether you find yourself cozying up in front of the fire, or recovering from a vicious snowball fight, we hope you find some time this holiday season to enjoy a cup (or two) of our annual Holiday Blend.
Various Small Producers
Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya
El Sauce, Santa Barbara; La Libertad, Huehuetenango; Kiambu
1700 - 2000 Meters
November - March
Molasses, Sugar Plum, Festive
Holiday Blend is an exciting outlet for us to simultaneously showcase our favorite seasonal offerings while creating a blend that we think best represents the flavors of the holiday season. This year's Holiday Blend calls upon three coffees from three unique growing regions that, together, create a dynamic bouquet of festivity and cheer.
Joining us from one of our favorite Honduran micro-regions, La Patepluma is the newest installment to the Madrid family’s fleet of El Sauce farms. The flavors of ripe berries and a caramelized sweetness contribute to Holiday Blend’s fruit-forward personality.
From just shy of the Mexican border, Finca La Bolsa occupies some of the highest real-estate in Guatemala’s Huehuetenango region. The sweetness of hard candy pairs with dark chocolate in one of our favorite Guatemalan offerings.
Last but not least, Kiambu county sits at the foot of Kenya’s Aberdare mountain range and is home to the Windrush Estate. This selection of “grade-AB” beans adds exotic dark fruits and spice to this year’s layered and complex Holiday Blend.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.