The Sermon has always been a new take on an old classic. A round body, bittersweet chocolate notes, and a berry sweetness are what we consistently strive for and we taste dozens of offerings each season to find the perfect combination to achieve this end.
This season, we present a three-coffee blend hailing from Central America, South America, and East Africa. From Fazenda Primavera in Minas Gerais, Brazil hails a naturally-processed Catuai lot responsible for contributing body and baking chocolate flavors. Joining it, from Southern Ethiopia’s Aricha Factory is a selection of naturally-processed heirloom-variety coffees, sun-dried to maximize ripe-fruit complexity. Last but not least - the glue that ties the blend together - from the Beneficio La Estrella in Ocotal, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua comes a catuai lot representative of the milk chocolate flavors and citric acidities for which this region is lauded.
The Sermon excels on a wide variety of espresso machine types (including the old-school, vintage lever machine types). We use a relatively standard approach on our more modern equipment. The Sermon is versatile, so a shorter shot tastes great too. Some folks also like to use the blend on their coffee brewer or press pot for a deep cup.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.