Bouchon Blend is served at Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistros and Bakeries and is designed to satisfy a variety of tastes.
Each bag sold benefits the Ment'or BKB Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that aims to educate and inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and champions the diversity and creativity of the traditions and quality of cuisine in America.
Sumatra, Kenya, Colombia
Smooth caramel, dried apricot, bittersweet chocolate, and aromatic wood.
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Multiple producers (Sumatra, Kenya)
Federación Campesina del Cauca (Colombia)
A wet-hulled coffee from Sumatra gives the blend structure by adding depth and flavors of sweet-toned aromatic wood. The wet-hull method of coffee processing is only practiced in Sumatra and a few other locations in Indonesia, and results in distinct flavor profiles unique to the region. The parchment layer of the coffee bean is removed before the coffee is fully dried, which imparts the distinctive, sometimes earthy flavor characteristics.
We then added a fully washed coffee from Kenya that adds brightness and fruit flavors to the blend. Like Sumatra, coffees from Kenya have a unique flavor profile that cannot be found anywhere else, but it’s Kenya’s auction system that truly sets it apart. Registered buyers taste samples before bidding on them at auction, competition drives prices up and the best tasting lots are rewarded. Equator works in partnership with a registered buyer who identifies and bids on select lots that meet our specific flavor expectations.
We finish the blend with another fully washed coffee produced by members of Federación Campesina del Cauca, a cooperative representing six smaller coffee farmer organizations located in the rollings hills of Cauca, Colombia. It was founded in 1971 with the mission of serving small producers, giving them access to agronomy training and developing young leaders in the community. The group maintains a membership of approximately 700 small producers, 29% of which are women.Together these coffees combine to create a smooth, approachable blend that’s perfect for pairing with a pastry or sipping after a meal.
4,600 - 6,075 feet
Why We Love This Coffee
Bouchon Blend is served at Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistros and Bakeries and is designed to satisfy a variety of tastes. For those that seek rich, smooth and layered flavors, this blend will consistently and effortlessly please the palate whether you take your coffee black, or prefer to add milk. We find that this coffee complements the bakery’s signature macaron quite well.
Good Coffee, Better Planet
A portion of the proceeds from each bag sold of Bouchon Blend will go to the Keller Restaurant Relief Fund, a non-profit dedicated to supporting furloughed culinary professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. One dollar for every 12oz. bag and two dollars for every 2lb. bag.