“Constellation” is a harmony of two separate coffees that were born over 12,000 kilometers apart. When solo, these coffees have the ability to catch your tastebuds and take them to the Madison Square Garden of flavor and when paired together, they create symphony of pleasant brightness and citrusy juiciness. “Constellation” will have you leaning back and staring up at the night sky to find those stars that were perfectly aligned to bring you this very coffee.
Both coffees in this blend are washed process coffees. Without fail, washed processing brings us consistently sweet, clean, and juicy coffees from around the world. The Colombian portion of this blend comes from the Huila region where the mountains are king. The coffee plants there enjoy a diverse microclimate that encourages them to create complex coffees for us all to enjoy. This coffee is a group effort from several farmers in the area that work together to mill and process their coffee prior to shipment. You can taste the care these farmers took to create such a clean cup.
For the other portion of this blend we hop, skip, and jump over to East Africa, specifically Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Yirgacheffe has a reputation for producing coffees that are responsible for getting a lot of millennials into the craft coffee industry. With coffees that have loud and welcomed blueberry and stone fruit flavors, they rarely disappoint the sophisticated coffee drinker. Coming from the Aricha washing station in the Reko region, this coffee was carefully cultivated to bring out the best of each coffee plant.
Together these coffees create a cup that can barely be contained by the Milky Way itself. “Constellation” promises to lighten spirits and care remarkably for you as Chris has for his co-workers and customers. And when you’re sippin’ on this brew, tilt your head up and embrace the night sky.
A note from Chris:
My favorite coffee blends are the ones with a bit of complexity. The ones whose individual components and flavor notes contrast with each other and yet still resolve into a cohesive whole, like the stars of a constellation unify into a single form. I think that analogy also extends to gem cutting, another passion of mine. When I cut a stone I’m trying to create a kind of optical resonance as the light bounces off one facet to another and traces a form through the gem. I hope we’ve achieved something similar with the elements of this coffee as the bright, floral notes of the Ethiopian component play off the sweeter, fruitier flavors of the Colombian beans and synergize into a profile that sparkles like the stars of the sky or the facets of a sapphire.