Summer Solstice Blend is a perennial best seller crafted by Fundamental, Seattle’s dark-roast artists. This cup features beans directly-sourced from Central America and Africa—unusual for a dark coffee—and the results are magical: flavors are bold, dynamic, and the fruit and florals add depth without taking center stage. You'll taste the rich, silky body from the Guatemalan, sweet, exotic notes of jasmine flowers and Earl Grey tea from the Ethiopian, and a sparkling note of fresh-squeezed grapefruit from the fantastic, under-the-radar Nicaraguan. These beans may look like your typical French roast, but this blend has a gentle soul: robust yet delicate, with a slight kiss of oils, the crisp flavor is perfect for summer sipping. One of our favorite cold-brew coffees!
Fundamental Coffee is Seattle’s foremost dark coffee mixologist. Founder and roaster Scott (a self-described curmudgeon coffee nerd) spent decades of his life tasting, sourcing, roasting, and blending for some of the biggest names in coffee before going out on his own. His passion is dark coffee: if it’s not rich and bold, it’s not his. Summer Solstice is a seasonal staple, and one we look forward to all year long. Should we call it... the Dark Side of the Sun?
Summer Solstice blend is a limited edition roast, only available through the season. It’s a smooth, delicious dark-roasted cup, with notes of silky black tea, rich dark chocolate, and a hint of tropical brightness—like the last rays of sunshine fading into a velvety summer night. Reserve a bag today and bask in a cup of the season's boldest blend. Drink it in before it's gone!
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Liked it! As described, bold and deep, I found it smooth and pleasing without weakness. Full and enjoyable as a warm brew. Haven't tried it chilled yet. Would order it again.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ 4+ really. I like Fundamental dark roasts a lot and this did not disappoint. Very good overall mouthfeel, robust and round. Bold. Will by again.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Solid dark bodied cup of coffee|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I found this perfectly pleasant, but nothing really to write home about. A nice, basic, well-rounded coffee. It did lend itself well to cold brew, but I found it essentially unremarkable|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I really liked it. I thought I ordered ground not whole bean. But it was delicious.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This blend was okay, but not as outstanding as other roasts we have received in the past. We like medium roasts, and got it as part of a sampler pack. Grapefruit in our coffee isn't on our list of favorite flavors, but for those that like grapefruit this one may be worth trying.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Delicious, smooth, full bodied coffee with an intoxicating aroma!|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Oh my goodness! The second this touched my tongue I wanted more! Smooth, deep flavor that I enjoyed with a touch of half and half! Going to go buy another bag right now!|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Delicious and my favorite way to start the morning with freshly roasted coffee. My husband and I like our coffee on the dark side, but not as strong as French Roast. Summer Solstice is a perfect blend.|