This month on the espresso bar we will be working with Friendo Blendo from Four Barrel in San Francisco, CA. It is a true 'friend blend' of beans, both in the harmonizing of flavors and in the spirit behind the sourcing. The beans are grown by third generation farmers in Latin America, Indonesia and East Africa that Four Barrel has created long-lasting relationships with through regular visits and committed support. Grown in elevations ranging between 1,600 and 2,100, the bean varieties of this blend come from four different cultivars; Caturra, Heirloom, Bourbon, and Typica. For tasting notes for Friendo Blendo, we'll just leave it to the roaster:
"Citrus flavors swan dive into fresh berry full forward fold, which jumps or walks back into down dog, then ascends into a toffee sweetness sun salutation. Swan dive."
What we love the most about Four Barrel is...Four Barrel. They don't take themselves too seriously, except in all the places that really do matter. We know this is a tall order, but consider taking a quick peek at their about page. It's worth the 66 seconds, and more importantly, it might make you smile. Four Barrel, we can't thank you enough for something a bit like true love in a cup for all these years.