12 Days of Coffee: Ruby Coffee Roasters - Cheers Holiday Blend
Ah the holidays - a time of merriment and glee! Everything feels a bit more sentimental - meals with friends and family, drives through your old hometown, Christmas movies from your childhood. Tidings of comfort and joy abound! With all this good vibes coloring the season - you need a beverage to match! Look no further than Ruby Coffee Roaster's Cheers Holiday Blend. It's the perfect seasonal offering to fill your mug with and clink to a healthy and prosperous 2018!
We're excited to spend twelve days of the month highlighting delicious coffees coming from roasters near and far. All of which are available in the holiday blends section of our website! Reach for a mug and pour yourself a little holiday cheer with your coffee!
Ruby Coffee Roasters:
Cheers Holiday Blend
A little background on the blend from the Ruby team...
We look forward to working on Cheers every year and the fourth time around was no different. This year we decided to start with a microlot from Finca de Dios in Fraijanes, Guatemala, which has a nice cakey sweetness and some soft fruits that fit right into our vision. We paired that with Kenya Gachatha and Ethiopia Yabitu Koba to add some wineiness to the cup and take the roast just deep enough to coax out some spice notes. We’ve been brewing it on the Kalita Wave with 32g ground medium-coarse, 500g filtered water, lasting 3:30-4:00. It also makes a seriously decadent French press. Try a 1:16.5 ratio (grounds to water), steeped with very little turbulence for 10+ minutes and make sure to skim the brown muck from the top after breaking the crust. Enjoy with cherished family and friends. Cheers!
"Holiday Light"-ning Q+A Round answered by their crew...
What is your favorite holiday scent? The smell of Cheers in a favorite mug (lame answer, we know)
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Jingle All The Way with Arnold Schwarzenegger
What are your favorite winter activities? Skiing: cross-country, downhill
White lights or colored? Colorful Coffees demand colorful lights! (but only the non-led type)
Gift-wrap or gift bags? Wrap, obviously.
Bows or curly ribbon? Curly ribbons if moms are the ones wrapping.
Steady lights or twinkling? Twinkling, as long as they’re not flashing. A gentle twinkle is magic.
Angel or star tree-topper? Classic star. No questions.
Real tree or artificial? Only real trees in rural Wisconsin. Cut ‘em ourselves then burn in February.
Long needles or short? Whichever is less prickly.
Ruby Coffee Roasters big plans for 2018...
Plenty of tasty coffee! We’ll be continuing to work with many of the same talented and dedicated producers that we worked with this year and in years past. We’re particularly excited for the coffees we have arriving very soon from Burundi--some of the most remarkable and intriguing lots we’ve tasted!
We’re also working on a website redesign, which will create a nicer experience and add functionality that’ll help us serve our customers better.