Great coffee always comes to mind when you think of Washington, whether you’re starting off your work day with it, sipping a cup before heading out on a hike or taking a mug with you on a Sunday drive. Embracing all that Washington has to offer—from deep adventures in the forest or catching a baseball game to exploring a charming historic downtown or finding the best tucked away food truck—this exclusive Explore Washington State blend is the perfect start to any day. With smoky notes and full flavor, this balanced dark roast embodies all the reasons we love to call Washington home.
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That’s only one question, but filling in the blank with diverse communities like Gig Harbor or Wenatchee or Ocean Shores can completely change the answer.
In pursuit of answering that question, Explore Washington State is designed as a platform that makes it fun and easy to learn more about specific areas of Washington State. That sometimes takes role of blog posts, videos, community involvement and feedback, or photos of the region.
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Sweet and layered aromatics range from cardamom to spiced apple cider. An easy-drinker through and through. The cup pops with a sweet, pleasant nuttiness similar to macadamia nuts. The finish carries that fresh red apple cider taste making for an delicious coffee to crush mug after mug.
Our second offering from La Pradera! Elena, with her immense knowledge of specialty coffee in Colombia, introduced us to Hacienda La Pradera. From those first samples, we knew a longer term relationship was being born. Over the course of the last year, Dean at Ally Coffee Importers helped us develop that relationship.
Mildred Daza, owner with her husband Oscar of La Pradera, helps with administration and leads the women’s coffee project, Finca Santa Maria. A group of 22 women, all heads of their household, together operate the farm. We are proud to offer this delicious coffee for the next season!
The Castillo variety was grown at 1,800 meters above sea level and processed using the washed method.