ICEBEAR provides the comfort of your happy place and the joys of being reunited with your closest friends. This seasonal blend is for my friend, Ernst Schaefer, and the dedicated others looking for something substantial to become a part of their everyday. With the right amount of development, ICEBEAR delights through a Faema E61 and welcomes you to enjoy in an array of brewing options. The goal is to produce a roast that's works well under the intensity of the espresso extraction. This coffee is intensely sweet and round at this roast level. Acidity is sculpted with a more developed roast, with the intention to manage the brightness and provide structure and body for the sweetness to jump from when brewing an espresso. ICEBEAR, you might be my spirit animal. See you in the morning.
ICEBEAR brings together the Caturra varietal from both Peru and Colombia, with a splash of Castillo from the latter. Caturra gives us a baker’s chocolate base with layers of spiced dried fruit and nutty confectionary delights, while Castillo enhances this with flashes of crisp apple, apricot, honeycomb candy and cocoa. This blend orchestrates nuance and sweetness to intertwine softness and depth long into the aftertaste. Apple butter, dates, sugar plum, and pignoli cookies are some of the other flavors you might find as ICEBEAR continues to unfold in your espresso cup. From the top of the mountain to the bottom of your cup, let us journey through the many peaks and valleys of Junin, Peru and deep into the northernmost pockets of Nariño, Colombia. Balanced and refined, sturdy and sweet, your morning routine now starts with whispers of ICEBEAR.