Full bodied without being heavy, this is a decidedly clean cup. Predominantly rounded with light fruit notes of white grape. Hints of dark chocolate. Slight glazed almond nuance as the cup cools.
Eco-friendly, biodegradable, compostable kraft tin tie bag. Available in 12 oz (0.75 lb), 1 lb, 3 lb (3% discount), and 5 lb (6% discount)
Medium and Dark roasts, blended
Family farm, estate coffee
The King’s Daughters Inn is a magnificent historic restoration in downtown Durham. Inn keepers Colin and Deanna Crossman have executed on their amazing vision, bringing the abandoned structure back to its former 1920’s glory. The Inn is situated in an urban park setting, with 17 luxurious rooms and a fully equipped conference center.
When Colin and Deanna asked us to provide coffees for the Inn, we were challenged to come up with a house blend that reflected the elegance of the property, while appealing to a wide range of coffee consumers. The solution took a page from the playbook of our flagship blend, The Old North State, and utilizes a melange preparation – a melange is a mix of roast levels, blended post-roast.
In the case of the King’s Daughters Inn blend, we utilize just one input, a beautiful, single origin, single estate Central American sourced from a family farm. The coffee is milled on the farm in a washed preparation. On-site processing allows exceptional quality control, yielding one of the most technically perfect coffee available today. Like the Inn, this coffee represents the intelligent marriage of tradition and technology, resulting in unparalleled excellence.
In keeping with the values that led the Crossmans to select this coffee, and us, we roast it in our ultra-efficient Revelation roasting system, producing no stack emissions while consuming 94% less energy than conventional roasters. This is another example of Old World craftsmanship meeting New World approaches to a cleaner, less wasteful planet.
The base, medium roast coffee is an elegantly simple island flavor profile, rounded and slightly fruity. The small amount of dark roasts adds intriguing complexity, bringing hints of nuts and chocolate. Destined to be a classic.