Holiday Roast Special!
It’s the holiday season, which means we have a load of holiday roasts up for your coffee drinking pleasure! We have so many roasts, and for a run down on every one you can check out last week’s Seattle Coffee Gear Podcast! Today we’ll talk a little bit about holiday roasts in general and share a few highlights, but all of these roasts truly deserve to be tasted. Let’s jump in!
What’s the Deal with Holiday Roasts?
One question we don’t often stop to think about is what are holiday roasts? Typically, these roasts are seasonal blends. The coffees themselves come from around the world and happen to have availability that lines up with the holiday season. While single origins are still roasted and released during the holidays, producing more approachable blends is a great way for roasters to reach new coffee drinkers who might be celebrating the season with family, and looking for gifts.
The roasts themselves typically feature classic notes of chocolate, caramel, baking spices, and citrus. These make for accessible coffee, and they happen to line up with what coffees are available. That doesn’t mean that we never see any more adventurous holiday roasts, but they are usually less challenging than some very flavorful coffees you get in other seasons.
Let’s take a look at some highlights this year!
We’ve got another collaboration with Brandywine Coffee Roasters this year! Our 2021 Holiday Blend offers notes of caramelized sugar, dried fruit, and a dash of holiday spirit. This is an easy drinking roast that works great in a variety of brew methods.
Our November Roast of the Month! This blend features notes of strawberry, orange, and plum. It’s a sweeter, fruitier roast than what we typically see for the holidays, but that’s part of why we love it so very much. This is a great one no matter how you brew it but we enjoyed trying it as a pour over first to really get that sweetness across.
A very traditional and very tasty blend, Camber’s Cambrrrr is the perfect roast if you’re looking for something simple and approachable to share with friends and family. Notes of candied ginger, orange zest, and brown sugar conjure cozy holiday evenings around the fire. This one works great as an espresso or slow brew!
And don't forget, if you're shopping for the perfect coffee gift, we've got fantastic and flexible gift coffee subscriptions!