985 Medium Roast Coffee Blend
985 Blend Description:
Our first ever blend is a testimony to why it took us to long to develop one. We have standards. We tried to answer the question, "How do you develop a blend of two premium, direct trade coffees and make it as good, if not better than just selling those amazing coffees on their own?" The answer, our 985 Blend.
The biggest problem with fresh roasted single-origin coffees is that sometimes you don't get the same flavor year over year, because we're really relying on the crops to be consistent and that just isn't possible. We know the farms that produce the best coffees, but the beans themselves are not going to be the same each year. In a blend, our goal is to bring this consistent flavor year after year. The only way we knew to do this was to spend years developing and testing it. We're pretty sure we have it and are so excited to finally launch our first blend. Hopefully, we'll bring more, but we're not promising anything.
Our 985 Blend is a delicious mix of nutty and chocolatey flavor notes. It has the perfect balance of earthiness and smoothness that comes from a Latin American coffee.
In addition to whole coffee beans, we currently offer 4 different coffee grind levels. Listed below with descriptions.
Whole Bean: Unground coffee for a home grinder.
Coarse: Think sugar in the raw, maybe more coarse
Recommended for Chemex Brewer, French Press, Cold Brew
Medium: Slightly coarser than table salt
Recommended for Flat bottom brewers, Kalitta, and Cloth filters
Fine: Slightly finer than table salt
Recommended for V60 pour overs, Typical cone filter coffee pots, Aeropress.
Extra Fine: Like powdered sugar
Recommended for Espresso or Moka pot.
If at all possible, we recommend grinding at home. We prefer Baratza coffee grinders and offer several of their models for sale. Click here to shop for one of their brewers.
We roast and ship all of our coffees daily. Unlike many roasters, they pick a day for each varietal. We roast in small enough batches to guarantee that every bag of coffee that you order is roasted after you order it, usually the day after you order it. We then ship it that day.
We primarily use USPS priority shipping and we've found that they are more consistent on some days vs. others. Sometime we'll use Fedex 2 day when the economics of the order make sense. We like to use priority shipping which is supposed to be 2/3 day shipping to most of the country, but that doesn't always happen, in fact, our analytics show that about 10% of the time it takes 4 days or longer to receive the coffee.
That said, due to COVID-19, USPS has announced that Priority will be 3-4 days. I'm guessing that means that you'll see 5, 6 or even 7 days to get your package right now. So read below for a pricing / option change that we're making during this period (which seems to be indefinitely).
We believe that with this schedule your coffee will be the freshest possible every time.
Also, if you order before 6am AZ on most days, we'll be able to include it in that day's production, but depending on volume it may go out the next day. We hope as we grow, we'll still be able to meet these commitments.
Coffee Order Shipping Policy:
- On coffee orders, we choose the lowest priced option between USPS Priority & Fedex 2day. Generally it is USPS priority (3-4 days).
- Lowest priced priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
- Lowest priced priority shipping for $30 Orders is FREE
- You have the opportunity to choose your preferred shipping method for a $3 upgrade.
Effective 12/1/2020 these rates will increase. Click here to read more.
Brewing Equipment Shipping Policy:
- Unless otherwise noted all items are shipped the lowest priced between USPS Priority (3-4 days) or Fedex Home Delivery (4 days).
- Priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
- FREE USPS Priority shipping price for $30 Orders
- Our shipping cut-off is about 10am. Typically, if an order comes in before that time, we ship same day. Otherwise, we ship next day.