Blue Heron

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About Blue Heron

Have you ever seen a Blue Heron in the wild? Coming across one feels almost mythic--they are giant, stoic, and completely unbothered by your presence. Our head roaster, Winston, named this blend “Blue Heron” in homage to the ones that he sees on his walks in the park. 

Imagine for a moment: brisk Tennessee morning, your cold hands in your pockets, and you’re startled, then stilled by the presence of a majestic bird. Perhaps a sense of harmony fills you and you wish that all creatures could recognize that we’re better together. 

The milk chocolatey body of El Chango combines with the punchy fruitiness of Finca Miraville, a naturally-processed coffee from Mexico. They not only pair delightfully with one another, they create a caramel-like sweetness that is nothing short of special. 

You shed a single tear and think that the whole truly is more than the sum of its parts and you really should walk more and take time to pay attention to the beauty around you. (Or, something like that. We can not make any claims that this blend will actually be life altering, but it is very, very good.) 

REGION: Chiapas, Mexico and Oaxaca, Mexico
FARM/MILL: Finca Miraville and El Chango
PRODUCER: Rodolfo Santizo and Juventina Diaz, Wilfredo Martinez Gonzales
PROCESS: Natural and Fully Washed 

Sourced through our partners at Caravela Coffee.

Tastes like

Fruity, Caramel, Milk Chocolate

Brewing Recommendation

While we strive to roast our coffees to be enjoyable using any brewing method, we love this coffee on Kalita or Aeropress.

Aeropress - 1:15 [i.e. 15g coffee:225g water]

Kalita - 1:16 [i.e. 25g coffee:400g water]

Frequently asked questions

We ship almost all orders same or next day, Monday-Friday. We ship via USPS and typically orders take 2-5 days arrive. (But, as you may know, once we drop your package off, shipping times are out of our control.)

The coffee is usually roasted within one business day (Monday-Friday) of shipment. We recommend waiting at least 3-4 days after the roasting date before brewing. (And we think the sweet spot is around 2 weeks!)

All our coffees will be somewhere in the vicinity of a light to medium roast.

The way we approach roasting coffees is called 'profile roasting' meaning that we create a unique roasting profile for each coffee based on the characteristics of each bean (density, size, moisture level within the bean, etc) and how it reacts while roasting so that we can get what we believe to be the best expression possible for each of our coffees!

Lucky for you, any of our coffees can be brewed as espresso!

We aim to roast our coffee so that it tastes great in a variety of brew methods. (Fun fact: espresso is a brew method, not a type of coffee bean!)

If one of our offerings sounds good to you, we bet you’ll like it on espresso too! But, we always like to suggest Tres Banderas as a starting point for espresso. 

No, most of our coffees aren’t ‘certified’ organic. But!! That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not grown using organic processes. For many of the farms/mills that we purchase coffee from, the cost of the certification could put them out of business — new and separate equipment, cost of application process, the time spent going through certification (multiple years), etc. You can read more on the topic in our blog post here.

We are not officially fair trade certified and typically do not purchase Fair Trade certified coffees. We believe the system is a good one, and has helped many farmers and families earn a better living, however, one thing it does not address well is quality of product, and we typically pay much higher prices for higher quality.

Fair trade usually offers farmers a small premium (about $.40) on top of whatever the current market price for coffee is. We either work directly with producers or importers that already pay well above Fair Trade prices for high quality coffees. We pay top prices for great coffees regardless of any certification. Please feel free toreach out to us if you have any other questions regarding our buying practices.

Your enthusiastic satisfaction with your order is our top priority! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us to discuss available options.

You have 30 calendar days to return an item from the date the order was placed. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it in and must be in the original packaging.

Please note that we cannot accept returns on coffee because it is a perishable item. If we made an error in fulfilling your coffee order, we will, of course, make it right! Just contact us and we’ll get everything sorted.

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