We're excited to offer this short-run of Whiskey Barrel Aged Costa Rica, created in partnership with Seattle's finest artisan roasters and craft distilleries. To make these special coffees, we age unroasted beans in liquor barrels for up to 2 weeks, and then roast them to cocktail-like perfection. The resulting coffees contain no alcohol, but the big, boozy flavors saturate the aroma and the brew: happy hour meets coffee bar.
The Whiskey Barrel Aged Costa Rica is a nod to the classic old fashioned cocktail: a simple, sophisticated drink of whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a citrus rind. To this end, we chose a high-grown Costa Rica coffee from Terrazu, for a balanced profile of bright lemon zest and nutty brown sugar-- the lemon meringue pie of coffees. Roasted to a medium profile, the lemon mellows and toastier flavors emerge, creating the perfect base for a nose of single-malt whiskey.
The barrels come from Westland Distillery, a local craft distillery that prides itself on being one of the first to make whiskey using Oregon oak. Oregon oak is a type of American oak that carries a higher concentration of tannins, resulting in a darker, smokier edge that offsets the fruity nature of the Costa Rican. The coffee is roasted for us by Seattle Strong, a young, innovative coffee roaster founded in 2017 by students at the University of Washington. The result is a smooth, sippable Costa Rican coffee with a spicy, whiskey-forward complexity and a sweet, easy vibrance. And it's just as tasty over ice, like a traditional old fashioned. Do I hear the porch swing calling...?
Because of the size of the barrels, we can only make so much of these special-edition coffees. With less than 200 bags available, it’s bound to sell out fast. Reserve your bag of Whiskey Barrel Aged Costa Rica today, and don't miss the chance to try this unique, coffee-loving take on an old fashioned cocktail. Cheers!
Available in 8oz bags while supplies last. Limit 3 bags per customer.