New Coffee Alert: Annuals Holiday 2017


New Coffee Alert: Annuals Holiday 2017

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:45pm By Michael Harwood

Ceremony Annuals Holiday 2017

Annuals are colorful, seasonal blends that highlight extraordinary coffees. Our red and berry-forward Ethiopia Adado Shara Natural takes the lead as sixty percent of Holiday 2017. Grown and processed in the famous Yirgacheffe region means this coffee cups as clean, well-fruited, and floral. When coffee seeds are dried in their fruit, it's called the Natural process and results in an unmistakeable berry flavor being infused into the seeds. We roast with the intention of highlighting the sweetness these jammy fruit flavors can provide. Our dark violet and caramel-forward Guatemala Las Moritas provides the ideal complement to Adado's stunning berry flavors. Constituting the remaining forty percent, Las Moritas leans more into sugar-browning, but this single-family lot still brings its own dark berry flavors to the party and provides just the right balance in mouthfeel and flavor.

60% Ethiopia Adado Shara | Yirgacheffe | natural Heirlooms
40% Guatemala Las Moritas | Sierra de Las Minas | washed Castillo + Bourbon

Ceremony Annuals Holiday 2017 espresso and drip brew

Expertly roasted and blended for exceptional extractions from Auto-Dripper to Espresso, Holiday 2017 is the perfect coffee to share with family and friends this chilly, celebratory season. Here are a few starting-point brew recommendations, but we encourage you to explore and find your own favorite method!

Auto-Dripper aka Mr. Coffee - 1:16 brew ratio. Medium-coarse grind. 5-6 min. brew time.

French Press aka Press Pot - 1:15 brew ratio. Coarse grind. 6-7 min. brew time.

Espresso aka a Shot - 1:1.75 brew ratio. Fine grind. ~30 sec. brew time.

Being dialed-into Holiday 2017 tastes something like: Mixed berry pie aromatics. Sugar cookies and caramel in a celebratory cup. To enjoy a juicier cup, try incrementally raising your dose and coarsening your grind. To get a more sugar browning-focused cup, we suggest lowering your dose and fining up your grind. Juicy, balanced, or sugar browning, we think you'll love getting dialed-in with this blend!

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, beautifully-designed 12oz. bag this holiday season only. They make fantastic gifts!

Until next time, happy brewing!
- MH