Our “My Brew” short run series was created to allow our employees to craft their ideal coffee, with the help of our Coffee and Design teams. Hailey Barsch, our Director of Bakery, is the shining star behind this edition and can’t wait to share this offering with you.
Ultimate Backyard is composed of coffees from Colombia and Nicaragua. The coffees in this blend each went through a washed process, but the contributions to the cup profile are quite different. The washed process allows the foundation of the coffee to come through clean and bright, while there is plenty of body and viscosity to round out this blend with a warm buttery essence and juicy taste.
The Nicaraguan component of this blend comes from the La Trampa & La Plata farms in the Jinotega region. These coffees deliver sweet notes of milk chocolate and cashew butter that help balance out the big juicy citrus notes delivered by the Colombian coffee present here.
The Colombian portion of this coffee comes from two different farms. The first is Cortina de Hierro which is run by Leonid Ramirez. His farm is 4 hectares and is located 1900 meters above sea level. Leonid had been surrounded by coffee his whole life and dreamed of owning his own farm. His dream came to fruition in 2003 and he has now created a reputation for himself as a quality coffee producer. The second Colombian farm is based out of the Huila Department in Colombia, where the coffee is grown by local farmers and then transferred to Caravela to process and distribute.
Each element, from the plum to the caramel and red berries, is carefully curated to bring you a cup that is nothing short of extraordinary. Indulge in the ultimate coffee experience with “Ultimate Backyard.”
A Note from Hailey, our Director of Bakery:
Just last year, I moved to a new house next to a floodplain. Because no one can build on this land, my family and I get the benefit of a “bonus yard.” Hence, our Ultimate Backyard! As a lover of ultimate frisbee, I now have space to launch discs and make diving catches with my family, and though my energy level usually matches that of a golden retriever, my preferred coffee profiles are often much more mellow, super clean, and balanced. In my time as a barista, I found that coffees from Nicaragua and Colombia tend to have an awesome round body and just the right kind of floral and citrus notes to support a truly sweet, buttery cup. That dynamic profile is the best way to get me through a day filled with work, kiddos, and a game of ultimate frisbee.