Decaf Eye of the Tiger Espresso Organic
Lime Curd, Coconut, Gingerbread
Decaf Eye of the Tiger Espresso Organic $17.75
Burundi, Colombia, Brazil
Lively notes of lime curd and coconut compliment complex gingerbread and a creamy body
Citrusy, Nutty, Spicy
Washed, Natural, Pulped Natural
Decaf Eye of the Tiger is a seasonally evolving espresso blend that features in-season coffees. This version is built around a coffee from Ethiopia produced by Haile Gebrselassie, one of Ethiopia’s most promising sustainable coffee farmers and a former Olympic running champion. Gebrselassie’s 1,500-hectare farm, Masha Woreda Yeppa Village, was a gift from the Ethiopian government for his exemplary representation of the country on the world athletic stage. 200 hectares of the farm are designated forest consveration lands, and Gebrselassie employs an environmentally sensitive focus, adhering to Organic and Rainforest Alliance standards. This lot was processed using the natural, or dry method, where the beans are left to dry inside the coffee fruit on raised beds after harvesting. This processing coupled with the outstanding quality of the coffee yields a fruit-forward and complex flavor profile that serves as the foundation of this dynamic espresso blend.
For balance and body, we included a coffee from Peru that complements the Ethiopia lot beautifully. Grown by members of the Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Selva Central (APROSELVA) cooperative based in the Junín growing region, this coffee adds complexity and depth to the espresso, as well as a caramel-like sweetness. The coffee community has retained much of its indigenous culture and many group members continue to speak native languages. The group is also committed to the preservation of the environment and local wildlife, holding both Organic and Bird Friendly certifications. Together these coffees create a delicious espresso that pairs well with milk yet can stand on its own.
We originally developed this seasonal decaffeinated espresso for our cafes, where we continue to serve it in all seven Bay Area locations. We think of it as a delicious espresso that just happens to be decaffeinated. All components are decaffeinated using the water processed method