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My name is Marc, and I love coffee. I've been blogging about coffee for nine years, and making better and better coffee at home as a result. It's been my dream to become a coffee roaster, and I'm so excited to announce that the Make Good Coffee Co. roastery is now open in San Diego, California, and shipping throughout the United States.
In the months and years to come, I'll be providing amazing coffees not only to San Diego, but to coffee lovers all over the world right here on MakeGoodCoffee.com.
Just starting to learn about coffee? Check out my introduction to making coffee to dive into your love affair with coffee.
Last year, our Holiday Blend was a big success. I couldn’t roast it fast enough, and the feedback was amazing.
But there were developments in the last year that made me worry as we approached this holiday season. Two of the ingredients of last year’s Holiday Blend each became unavailable as they’re not grown in enough supply that a coffee roaster can always count on there being inventory.
Over the last several weeks, I’ve been evaluating many different blend combinations and possibilities for this year’s Holiday Blend, using the coffee cupping process. You can see just one of the cupping forms in the image to the left. Each possibility was evaluated, and described in terms of its flavor characteristics. I wanted to capture as many flavors as I associate with the holidays, namely chocolate, spice, a full body, and a natural sweetness. In short, it had to be a coffee as good as or better than last year’s Holiday Blend!
And behold…the Holiday Blend from the Make Good Coffee Co.!
A combination of dark-roasted South American beans to give the coffee a full body and chocolate flavor, with medium-roasted Central American beans for a touch of acidity, or “spice” on the end. The coffee also has a natural berry sweetness perfectly balanced in the blend so not to be overwhelmed by the dark-roasted beans.
The Holiday Blend is shipping this Friday, December 2, 2016. Get some for the coffee-loving person in your life. Or, get some for yourself so you can be the star of the holiday party. Or, just get some for yourself!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Make Good Coffee Co.!