November 5, 2015: Stumptown Coffee Roasters continues to break ground in the world of Cold Brew Coffee with the release of their first ever Grand Cru Cold Brew, featuring an exclusive lot of Honduras Finca El Puente Gesha. This limited production is available in elegant 750mL bottles in all Stumptown cafes.
Coffee roasters from around the world are eager to buy expensive auction lots of Gesha each year as coffee fans clamor for the varietal. “We cherish this exclusive lot and wanted to give it our special touch – so we cold brewed every single bean,”says Diane Aylsworth, Director of Cold Brew for Stumptown Coffee. “Cold brewing Gesha brought forth the perfect expression of the varietal – the tropical notes of papaya, the orange blossom sweetness, the clarity, the balance. It’s a coffee that sparkles,”
When buying a high-end coffee, consumers are still faced with the challenge of how to brew it properly to best bring out its special characteristics. Purchasing a bottle of Grand Cru Cold Brew does all of the work for them. It’s perfectly brewed and packaged in elegant bottles, making them a special item for the holidays, a lovely gift for anyone hosting a party.
Stumptown’s expertise in cold brewing gives a unique platform to showcase outstanding producers, their farm, and this special coffee variety. Grand Cru Cold Brew is a fresh and perishable coffee that is meant to be savored, but not saved.
Product Detail: Stumptown Grand Cru coffees are like nothing else. A coffee receives this designation if it stands out on the cupping table and fascinates, bursting with rare and extraordinary sparks of flavor. Stumptown has purchased this exclusive Grand Cru lot from Marysabel Caballero and Moises Herrera of Honduras Finca El Puente since it was first harvested and impeccably processed in 2012. Gesha is an heirloom coffee variety that is finicky, low yielding, and wildly popular.
• MSRP: $28 / bottle
• 750mL bottle, must be kept refrigerated
• Available in all nine Stumptown cafes November 6 – December 31, 2015
• Tasting Notes: Orange blossom, juice of papaya, with a sweet crème brule finish
Stumptown Cold Brew: Grand Cru Cold Brew joins the roaster’s Cold Brew line-up that includes Original Cold Brew Coffee in the iconic stubby bottle, Nitro Cold Brew in a can, as well as Original, Chocolate and Winter Cheer Cold Brew Coffee with Milk in cartons. Kegged offerings include Original, Nitro, and Single Origin.
Headquartered in Portland, OR, Stumptown Coffee Roasters began roasting coffee in 1999, and now operates roasteries and cafes in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. Stumptown has a full line of high quality whole bean and cold brew coffee offerings available in cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores across the country.