Proudly Roasted in the 2 Mile High City,
10,200 feet above sea level, Leadville, Colorado.
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Here at Kirk’s Coffee, we care about where our product comes from just as much as we care about its quality and our customers. It is amazing to us how much of the world’s coffees are grown in many of the poorest countries. It is important to us that everyone in our supply chain earns a living wage. We try our very best to make that happen through our coffee purchases. For more detailed information, please read our blog, here.
Exquisite coffees in simple paper bags.
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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 Deri Kochowa-Kifle Station
Elegant, Balanced, Sweet
This lot comes from one washing station called Kifle in the Deri Kochowa Kebele in Hagere Mariam Woreda. It is rather off the beaten path, far from where other Sidama coffees originate. The road is impassible for several months because of rains. The clay soils produce mud which only the old Mercedes trucks you find all over Ethiopia are able to traverse. This area of the Oromia zone is south of Yirga Cheffe, but has a similar coffee growing altitude (1,800-2,200 meters (5,900-7,200 feet)). This washing station has about 600 contributing farmers who produce approximately 150 bags of coffee per year. They use a traditional disc pulper to remove the coffee cherry fruit skins, then use a very long 72 hour under-water, traditional fermentation to break down the mucilage layer of the fruit. The coffee is vigorously agitated in the fermentation tank with wooden paddles to work the mucilage off, then washed to a soaking tai for a clean water overnight bath. Finally it is taken to the raised beds for drying. It’s the classic coffee processing method in Sidama and Yirga Cheffe zones, and one that develops very sweet, clean coffees.
This coffee has strong allusions to spice and florals from the ground coffee to the cup. The dry fragrance has a honeyed sweetness, molasses-ginger coffee, with soft floral hints of rose water. Adding hot water brings up a smell of floral apple and pear, along with a deep sweetness of caramel sauce. It’s a sweet, complex, and nuanced smelling cup. The taste is elegant, balanced and clean. It has a very nice base sweetness to it, with a clarity of taste of simple syrup. The cup finishes with flavors of floral jasmine, white honey, peach, and herbal tea notes.
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