Due to family needs, we will be roasting only on Mondays. We will fulfill all orders placed by 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time on Mondays. We’re sorry about any inconvenience this may cause.
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Kirk’s House Blend
Bittersweet, Chocolate, Balanced
This coffee is our house blend. It is blended from the best of the best Arabica beans in the world. It is a classic American coffee (as in, one that came before the grocery store can) designed for any brewing method. It is a dark roast, which highlights the chocolate and dark fruit. It is a good, strong cup that is a bit on the bitter side, but not overly so, yet clean and balanced.
Kirk’s House Blend Decaffeinated (Water Processed)
Dark, Bittersweet, Balanced
This is our signature decaffeinated blend. We have blended some of the best beans to bring you the best decaf in the world. Decaffeinated coffee is very difficult to process and roast, yet we have come up with a sure winner. Choose this decaf, and you will be forever pleased. It works in all brew types, and it will give you what you desire in a decaffeinated coffee.
Kirk’s House Blend Half Decaf (Water Processed)
Dark, Bittersweet, Balanced
We take some of our best coffees and blend them to make a half-decaf blend. This is perfect for those who don’t want the full caffeine levels of regular coffee, yet don’t want a coffee completely devoid of all caffeine. We are proud to offer this coffee as a great alternative to one or the other! It works well in all brewing styles.
Kirk’s French Roast Espresso Blend
This blend of beans was specifically formulated to use in espresso drinks. It is a strong, bittersweet coffee that balances the sweetness of the milk in lattes and cappuccinos. This being said, it is also an excellent coffee for those who wish to have a coffee adventure. We enjoy this coffee in a variety of preparations, from press-pot to espresso and everything in between. Kirk, our roastmaster, roasts these beans to the French Roast level to help bring out the darker flavors.
Brew this coffee in your normal way and serve it with a sweet roll, donut, or coffee cake. Try serving it as an after dinner coffee in the evening. The balance between bitter and sweet is a wonderful thing.
Ethiopia FTO Negele Gorbitu Yirga Cheffe
Floral, Citrus, Chocolate
We are pleased to be able to offer the Fare Trade Organic (FTO) from Ethiopia. This bean from Negele Gorbitu has that classic floral Yirga Cheffe cup profile that people look for. Most of the coffees that we offer from Ethiopia utilize traditional organic farming practices, but most are not certified because of the expense involved in getting the certification. These farmers have the good fortune to be working with a cooperative that prizes the organic certification, and with the extra profits they earn from the FTO certification, they return a lot to their community, like providing a school that supports well over 300 students and a medical facility.
This Yirga Cheffe has a sweet and floral aroma, but also a pretty aggressive chocolate character. The dry fragrance has a bit of cocoa powder and sweet lemon wafers, even a hint of caramel butter. When the hot water is added to the grounds, dark toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, and citrus spring forth. The cup is crisp with the flavor of candied citrus sweetness, orange essence, and lemon--all classic Yirga Cheffe flavors. The floral and citrus flavors give way to a clean creamy chocolate finish.
Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal
Finca Acopio Suyatal comes to us from Dipilito, a region within the larger Nueva Segovia Department. Nueva Segovia sits along the northern border of Nicaragua, very close to Honduras, and offers some of the most ideal climatic regions for coffee production in Nicaragua. This particular lot is made up of a few neighboring small-holder farms, who in total, produced less than 30 bags last year. These farms are between 1,200 and 1,400 meters above sea level.
The dry fragrance has a scent of toasted nut and caramel sauce, with hints of clove and ginger in the background. When water is added to the grounds, it smells almost of caramel popcorn. There is a nice subtile citrus acidity which finishes into a nice cocoa dusted almond. Try this as a single origin espresso. You’ll love it!
Costa Rica Tarrazu Finca La Ortiga
Maple, Cinnamon, Lemon, Honey
This is a micro lot coffee from El Alumbre, a plot in the much larger Finca La Ortiga located in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. The altitude of the farm at 1800 meters provides some of the best coffee production climates in all of Costa Rica. Beneath the shady canopy of banana trees, farmer Omar Brenes Fallas has planted a mixture of Caturra and Catuai varieties of the Arabica coffee tree.
This is a classic Costa Rican coffee with a nice sweetness that goes from grounds to cup. There is plenty of honey and dried apple aromas that give way to black cherry and cacao. The coffee is bright with the taste of lemon essence. The cup has a great mouthfeel as the lemon gives way to bakers chocolate and honey. It is a great cup of coffee!
Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo
Balanced, Floral, Brown Sugar, Chocolate
This Ethiopian coffee comes from the region of Illubabor from a small and rather remote cooperative, named Baaroo. This coffee is part of our importer’s work in Ethiopia to work directly with cooperatives. The program that we are part of is managed by a non-government organization that not only coordinates agronomists and managers for each co-op they work with, but also has a business adviser assigned that helps the cooperative manage their debt, reinvest in quality improvements in the mill, and verifies distribution of income to all members.
The coffee is balanced with just enough floral and fruited notes to remind us of the origin. The dry coffee is filled with notes of butterscotch and peach. When the water is added, jasmine, caramel and a hint of orange emerge. The taste if filled with notes of stone fruits and chocolate, with brown sugar and baking spices and finishes with a hint of citrus.
Coffee Concentrate, sometimes known as toddy coffee, is a cold-brewing method that changes one pound of coffee into one liter of concentrated liquid. All brew methods work the same way, by using water to release the solubles in the coffee grounds. In conventional brewing methods, we look to a 3-6 minute brew time, where the coffee grounds get a chance to steep in near-boiling water. A couple of obvious exceptions are espresso, which is 25-35 seconds and percolator coffee makers, which take about 20 minutes to complete.
In this brewing method, fresh, cold, mountain water is used and the coffee steeps for 12 hours. At the end of the brewing session, the coffee and water are separated. The resulting water has become a coffee concentrate.
This method changes the way the water interacts with the coffee and the resulting extraction is different as well. The coffee, when brewed, is much less acidic and therefore highlights different flavors of the coffee. It is often described as, “smoother.”
This is not my normal way of drinking coffee, but it is a favorite of one of the folks around our house. I use this coffee extract when convenience is at a premium, like overnight hiking in the mountains. It is easy to make great coffee, without lugging all the coffee brewing supplies along: 6 oz boiling water and 4 oz coffee concentrate, perfect!
It particularly shines when using it for cooking--imbibing coffee flavor within recipes. Here is our recipe sheet (right click to download):
We are offering 1 Liter for $13 (plus shipping). It is available in either regular or decaffeinated. Please note, that we make it at the time of order, and it takes 24-36 hours to ship because of the preparation time involved.
Have you ever wanted to give the gift of coffee but were unsure exactly which coffee to give? We now offer gift certificates in any amount of your choosing. Email us directly if you would like the simplicity of a single or multiple pound of coffee gift. email@example.com