• Fruitcake 2023! // Coffee Beans
  • Fruitcake 2023! // Coffee Beans
  • Fruitcake 2023! // Coffee Beans
  • Fruitcake 2023! // Coffee Beans
  • Fruitcake 2023! // Coffee Beans

Fruitcake 2023! // Coffee Beans

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Hardly anything in our lineup is as FUN to source as Fruitcake. It’s a hunt for a feeling, something we first sip in the summertime that immediately takes us into Deep Sweater Season. No small feat. This year, that magic feeling came from veteran producer Luis Alberto Balladarez, in a natural process SL-34 from Finca La Bendición in Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. COZY is the vibe that this one delivers, with warm spicy brightness, cranberry cakey sweetness, and a nutty aroma that’s best enjoyed beneath a blanket by a fire. Our perfectly giftable bright red festive bags are adorned with a beautifully textured + illustrated label featuring spot gold metallic throughout.

Size: 12oz retail bag

Taste Notes: Hot Toddy, Panettone, Chestnuts Roasting

Sensory: Cozy elixir, gingerbread house, panettone, elvis xmas album

Region: Dipilto-Jalapa, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

Grown By: Luis Alberto Balladarez on La Bendición

Elevation:1400 - 1600 masl Variety: SL-34 Processing: Natural 

These coffees never last, so scoop this one up while ya can!

22 oz

100% Whole Bean Coffee

Roasted in Troy, New York USA

More About the Maker:

We find coffees that people care about. Care is such an important part of the journey from seed to cup and is also the part most immediately felt. We pay attention to the people and stories behind the coffee because when the seeds are sown with care we know that it will be illuminated on the cupping table. This is the coffee that quite literally gets us out of bed in the morning in a rush to share it with our community. When we accept stewardship of this luminous thing we enter into a relationship with the farmersand producers. Our responsibility is to contribute meaningfully to their short-term and long-term success. We do this by ensuring that adequate prices are paid to farmers for growing these beautiful coffees, supporting and encouraging healthy, sustainable agricultural and environmental practices and forging long-lasting partnerships with producers that share our commitment to quality.
When we roast coffee our goal is simple, but achieving it is complex. The plant’s genetic makeup, the earth underneath it, the careful tending and processing of the fruit – all of the things that make this coffee so special should be felt by you, the last hand to touch it. Roasting is the magic that gets the specialness of the raw coffee into your cup. Our minimal intervention ethos ironically requires an intensive methodology of precisely calibrating, measuring and refining in service of drawing out and highlighting the coffee’s best attributes. Our methods and the equipment we use are high-tech and empirical but we like to feel our way through the process in equal measure. If, when the coffee finds its way to your cup, you feel connected at least in some small way to the hand that planted the seed, we consider that the ultimate success.

*Seven Sisters Certified, Organic, Small Batch, Fair Trade, Woman-Owned, Ethically and Sustainably Sourced