Our “My Brew” short run series was created to give our employees an opportunity to craft their ideal coffee, with the help of our Director of Coffee and Design team. Amy Balestrieri, our Director of Customer Care, is the inspiration behind this edition of the series and she’s excited to share her brew with you.
Amy’s “My Brew” is composed of two Guatemalan coffees, roasted in two different ways. The medium roasted component comes from our partnership between Prisma Coffee and Finca La Merced and was grown in the Chimaltenango region. The dark roasted component comes from our partnership between San Miguel in the Antigua region. Each lot was roasted intentionally to highlight the remarkable attributes of both coffees.
Both lots underwent a washed process and were handpicked with an average fermentation of 18 hours. At the mills, coffee is floated, pulped, fermented in tanks, and classified in long water channels (separating floaters, primary and secondary quality). For the drying process, the excess water is eliminated on patios during the first day, and then coffee is placed on raised beds to finish drying. The entire process takes around ten days.
The final cup brings sweet milk chocolate and caramel notes, paired with the brightness akin to citrus fruit and a delicate mouthfeel of black tea. We felt this lot represented some of the best we’d tasted from Guatemala this year.
A note from Amy:
When it came to picking “My Brew” there was no question that the coffee would be from Guatemala, as 3 Volcanoes is the coffee that got me hooked on Stone Creek Coffee. The name, Through The Great Divide, was chosen as a way to celebrate my travels and love of the mountains, with a subtle nod to my favorite band, Phish. Our designers did a great job capturing my family, including my husband and our pup Althea. I hope that as you’re enjoying a cup of this coffee, you use it to fuel your own inspiration to get out and explore all that nature has to offer.
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“Great coffee and great customer service.” -N.O.
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“Your coffee is hard to describe. It doesn’t have a gimmicky flavor, just relies on the beans and roast. I usually never drink my coffee black, but have started with these roasts.” -C.M.