Leftist is our signature espresso blend; our baristas pull shots of it every day in each of our cafes. While this mix of single-origin coffees is optimized for espresso, we've crafted it so it tells a story with any extraction method.
We look for a sweet, balanced, complex and rich cup from Leftist, ideally with characteristics of ripe fruit, a wide range of long lasting sugars, and a depth of chocolate and spice ending with a clean finish.
We are constantly collecting information from our stores, wholesale clients and customers on how Leftist is tasting along with our rigorous Quality Control cycle. Our baristas evaluate Leftist daily against our flavor target and we review this information weekly in a QC session where we make adjustments to the roast to keep everything consistently delicious.
Our current Leftist blend features coffee from Angel and Marta Mejia, a brother and sister team from the Capucas Cooperative in Honduras. Having worked with the Cooperative for 4 years now, we were first introduced to the Mejias 3 years ago, whose coffee is sweet, comforting and chocolaty, and perfect four Leftist Espresso Blend.
Variety: Catuai, Caturra
Process: Fully washed
Direct Trade Relationship: 4-year relationship with the Capucas Cooperative, 3-year relationship with Angel and Marta Mejia
Shade Grown: Yes