Flavors of berry, peach and caramel. Kibiru is a washing station in the area of central Kenya known as thika and is part of the award-winning gitwe society cooperative. This is only kibiru's second harvest season. While most washing stations in Kenya are operating with decades-old equipment, kibiru was opened as a brand new facility 2016 by gitwe society after their karatu station won a good food award. We feel like we have found a great partner in kibiru. They are still very small and boutique in their operation and practices, receiving and processing coffee from only about 80 individual farmers. This year we purchased their aa, ab and peaberry coffees. Kibiru's high altitude and acidic soil help to generate a sweeter and more vibrant coffee in the cup. This is a selection of kibiru's ab grade coffee a medium bean size in Kenya grading system.
Flavors of sweet berries, stone fruit and chocolate. Roasted and blended for flavor intensity and sweetness. Little buddy is a blend for those seeking an adventurous, complex fruit laden cup balanced perfectly by comfortable chocolaty flavor notes. Little buddy was the name of a teenager's first car. This blend of coffees, just like the car little buddy, takes an inexperienced palate and guides it towards a new world, transported by a vehicle that is fun and exciting to roll with. Little buddy is our espresso blend for our proctor-tacoma location. The spirit of the city of destiny is captured in every sip.
San Sebastian Reserva
Flavors of milk chocolate, apple and sugar cane. Our san sebastian reserva combines lots we selected from hundreds cupped--from producers in san sebastian de la plata, huila. These producers farm at elevations above 1, 700 meters on three hillsides surrounding the community of la plata. After manual de-pulping, their coffee beans are fermented in tanks for up to 24 hours before being washed and laid to sun dry on parabolic beds. The creation of the san sebastian reserva project is intended to develop lasting, quality-focused relationships between farmer and roaster. In order to ensure that we are working in tandem with our growers, the project incorporates a staff cupper in Colombia who works with both farmer and roaster; hundreds of samples of coffees fresh from harvest sent to olympia coffee to be cupped every week throughout the 2 growing seasons in la plata; and multiple farm visits from the staff of olympia coffee.
Instant Little Buddy
Produced in collaboration with our instant coffee partners swift cup. We expertly roasted and brewed this coffee and captured all the great flavors so you can take it anywhere and enjoy on the go.
Flavors of milk chocolate, caramel and marshmallow. Decaf is for coffee lovers. We work tirelessly to create the best decaf program in the world. For this version of asterisk we teamed up with our producers from Colombia's san sebastian project and partnered with colombian decaf plant, la serenia, where they used raw sugar converted to ethyl acetate to extract the caffeine from the coffee. San sebastian coffees are part of the most complex coffee project we have undertaken, a project intended to develop lasting, quality-focused relationships between farmer and roaster. In order to ensure that we are working in tandem with our growers, the project incorporates a staff cupper in Colombia who works with both farmer and roaster. Hundreds of coffee samples, fresh from harvest, are sent to olympia coffee to be cupped every week throughout the 2 growing seasons in la plata and multiple farm visits are made each year from the staff of olympia coffee. This san sebastian selection was made specifically for decaf asterisk.
Mix with milk for a latte that can be sweetened to taste or boost smoothies, juice and hot chocolate with natural energizing effects you don't experience every day. The traditional cultivation of tencha requires shading the tea garden for 3-4 weeks prior to harvest. This elevates chlorophyll and enhances l-theanine and other stimulating amino acids responsible for matcha's unique bounty of energy. Tencha is made from tea strains specifically cultivated to be: -low in tannin -high in caffeine -rich in flavor and umami.
This organic botanical blend offers a soothing, cordial-like body that highlights immune- boosting elderberry. Elderberry has been used for millennia in folk remedies and has an elegant tannin structure and sumptuous flavor. Organic ginger root fortifies the blend; organic licorice root lends a natural sweetness, while essential oil of grapefruit provides a pleasant brightness at the finish. These biodegradable, extra-large pyramid sachets hold 6.5 g. of elderberry healer and come in a 35-count bulk bag without individual wrappers.
Earl Grey Supreme
A special reserve for earl grey lovers, we infuse our top grades of yunnan dian hong black tea with an extra-rich application of real bergamot citrus essential oil from fruits grown in calabria, Italy. Our secret is in selecting bergamot oil exclusively from the first pressing of the year, around november-december, which has the most fragrant perfume and floral aromatic complexity. These biodegradable, extra-large pyramid sachets hold 5.5 g. of earl grey supreme and come in a 35-count bulk bag without individual wrappers.
Jasmine Green Tea by Rishi (55 g. Tin)
Jasmine tea is the most popular flower-scented tea in East asia. Its enchanting, unforgettable aroma is created through an artisanal method of tea scenting that dates back more than 800 years. Jasmine blossoms are gathered during midsummer evenings and spread amongst tea leaves over several successive nights. Because dried tea leaves are hydroscopic, they readily absorb floral essences like jasmine. Our jasmine green features a base tea grown by our partners at the xuan en yisheng tea cooperative, which is prized for its high mountain character and elegant sweetness. Refreshingly fragrant, jasmine has been regarded as the perfect digestif tea for centuries. Tasting notes: fresh and soothing green tea scented with the enchanting aroma of jasmine blossoms ingredients: organic and fair trade certified™ green tea with jasmine.
Daily green does not stray from its namesake. This is our antioxidant rich everyday organic green tea that is the ideal balance of flavor and low tannin. This particular tea is sourced from xuan county, hubei, China among pine forests where hundreds of tea farming families tend to small tea gardens renowned for their vibrant green teas. These biodegradable, extra-large pyramid sachets hold 3 g. of daily green and come in a 35-count bulk bag without individual wrappers.