The French Laundry Blend
Located in the town of Yountville, in a beautiful bucolic setting, The French Laundry is Chef Thomas Keller’s world-renowned flagship restaurant. Years ago, Equator, in collaboration with Chef Keller, created a special blend to compliment the restaurant’s environment and outstanding food. As we do every couple of years, Chef Keller and Equator revisited the blend in the summer of 2019 and lightened the roast degree. This newest iteration of the blend is one that expresses fruit notes more distinctly while retaining the sweet-toned chocolate characteristics and balance of flavor that are familiar.
The blend is built around an intensely fruity coffee from Ethiopia. Meticulous processing at the Biru Bekele Washing Station in Ethiopia's Sidama growing region creates clean and consistent flavors that have led us to source this coffee for many years. The coffee is naturally processed and dried on raised beds, resulting in concentrated berry-like flavors.
A pair of fully washed coffees from two of the world’s most renowned coffee growing countries add complexity to the blend. The first, a vibrant and citrusy coffee from Kenya, complements the other components beautifully and contributes to the blend’s delicate acidity. And finally, a coffee from Colombia balances out the blend’s other components with rich flavors of baking spices and bittersweet chocolate. These coffees, along with just the right degree of roast, create a tremendously well-balanced blend, one that can be enjoyed at one of the best restaurants in the world.