Introducing Grand Cru Cold Brew

Nov 06, 2015

We’d like to introduce you to something we’re very excited about around here. World, please meet our first ever Grand Cru Cold Brew.

This is a project that has been long in the making. Many moons ago, our founder Duane Sorenson brought some rare Gesha seed stock on a visit to Honduran producers Marysabel Caballero and Moises Herrera of Finca El Puente. Nearly a decade later, the fruits of that adventure and the dedication and hard work of these remarkable producers have paid off.

Gesha is perhaps the most well-known single coffee variety in the world, though it is one of the rarest, and certainly the most unusual. Gesha is an ancient Ethiopian heirloom but its future is unwritten – it requires a Herculean effort to grow it, demanding hard work and good luck in equal measure.

The flavor profile is like none other – tea-like with notes of bergamot and tropical fruit - and the coffees rightfully fetch some of the highest prices around.

This year, with the El Puente Gesha, we decided to do something completely different and cold brewed the entire lot. Cold brewing brings out something entirely unique in this coffee – it’s bright and clean, with notes of orange blossom, juice of papaya, and a sweet crème brûlée finish.

It’s meant to savored but not saved and it won’t be here for long. It’s available in all of our cafes for a very limited time.

If you’re in Portland, you’re invited to come celebrate the launch with us and Marysabel and Moises. We’re popping bottles and offering tastings at our Portland Downtown cafe on Friday, November 6, from 4-7pm.