Milk and sugar? This cup brings its own. Olympia Roasters’s Holiday Blend is the creamiest, dreamiest roast I’ve had the pleasure of sipping this season. Its 50/50 blend of Colombian and Ethiopian beans brings a buttery body of chocolate and caramel, layered with soft notes of berries, tropical papaya and a clove-like spice. The texture is soft and smooth, like velvet, and the finish lingers in your mouth like a rich dessert. So rich, so creamy, you won’t believe it’s not butter! But I’m serious.
Of course, we expect nothing less from Olympia Coffee Roasters. Olympia is a special presence in the Pacific Northwest roasting scene because of their commitment to transparency, sustainability, and global responsibility. Both of the coffees in this blend meet their Fair For All sourcing standards, meaning that Olympia’s partner farms receive double the price of standard Fair Trade coffees; in exchange for higher pricing, they commit to paying every employee a sustainable minimum wage and providing safe and clean working conditions. In short, this blend isn’t just good in the cup, it embodies the true generosity and spirit of the holidays. Now that’s drinking responsibly.
This is our first year featuring Olympia’s Holiday Blend, and already it’s a Bean Box classic. The rich body is sweet, like condensed milk, with a chocolate-caramel swirl and bright flavors of berries and papaya that linger on your tongue. A clove-spiced finish adds an unmistakable holiday touch. If you've been extra good this year, reserve a bag of Olympia’s Holiday Blend as a well-deserved present to yourself. And if you haven't, get some anyway! We won't tell.