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The Taste of California Collection is comprised of 6 interesting blends.
Organic California Blend, Mammoth’s Bow-Chicka-Pow-Pow Blend, Beatnik Espresso, Surf & Snow Blend (Caramel Vanilla), Earthquake Blend, Sunset Blvd. Blend (Cinnamon Vanilla)
Overall this is a great collection of coffees. They seem to have something for everytime of the day, if your not a fan of flavored coffees don’t worry they are overly flavored or overly sweet and might be something to try with a dessert. The blends seem to play off one another and the Roaster seems to be trying to cover a full range of coffee flavors. It’s a neat idea to order a group of coffees that work with one another and rotate through them, it helps to keep your palate guessing.
Here’s what they say about these coffee blends
Organic California Blend
Roasted to a full city roast to bring out the earthy and citrus notes of the Sumatra bean, while developing the Peru bean to give it that chocolate finish. This blend works amazing as an espresso shot as well!
Features organic Sumatra Mandheling Double Picked, from the Aceh region of Sumatra, these are semi-washed arabicas and organic Peru, which has the standard body, brightness and depth for South Americans. Grown in very high elevations on the eastern slopes of the Andes mountain range.
Mammoth’s Bow-Chicka-Pow-Pow Blend
Inspired by Southern California’s Mammoth Mountain winter culture, this is a double picked Grade 1 Sumatra Mandheling bean roasted using a “long roast’ method to bring out the full characteristics of what the bean was meant for.
This Sumatra is grown inland from the southern coast in the Aceh Region, known for its earthy and spicy notes. These have low acidity.
A combination of 3 beans from Indonesia, South America, and Central America brings this espresso roast to a diverse and complex body, while producing a very mild and clean finish.
The South American bean of the ‘Typica’ Varietal is wet processed and sun dried. The Central American bean of the ‘bourbon’ varietal is semi-washed and sun dried to bring out its nutty and floral notes. The Indonesian is semi-washed and sun dried, bringing out the earthy and spicy notes.
Surf & Snow Blend (Caramel Vanilla)
Begins as a Brazilian bean and is inspired by the ideal California day – surfing and skiing or snowboarding the same day.
The beans are roasted to a city roast to enhance the caramel vanilla flavor.
Wake-up California-style with a high impact blend.
A Central American bean with a very strong bite but with a rolling mild finish. You will find nutty and chocolaty notes with this bean mixed with a strong and crisp body.
A Guatemala from the Antigua Region, located between 3 volcanoes and grown on volcanic forested soil.
This is a Caturra type of bean grown on an elevation between 4,500 – 5,500 feet.
Sunset Blvd. Blend (Cinnamon Vanilla)
Inspired by the culturally, historically, and aesthetically significance of Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd.
The combination of cinnamon and vanilla brings out the bright taste and body of this bean. Perfect for those early mornings on the go!