Coffee as gift
Got a coffee lover on your list of people to shop for this month? The 2006 Counter Culture Holiday Blend would make a worthy gift. We rolled it out in place of our house blend at Baked and Wired today and were delighted with its dark chocolate taste and lingering sweetness. Counter Culture's notes call it reminiscent of Black Forest cake, which seems an apt description. I don't usually get excited about blends, but I was sipping this one all morning even though a great single origin sat nearby.
The blend features beans from Zaragoza, Mexico, Bufundu, Rwanda, and Jaen, Peru. Ten percent of proceeds from the coffee go toward buying cows for the Rwandan community of Humure. Learn more about the blend -- and purchase it if you like -- here.