Bright, floral, complex and full of stone fruit flavors, the Aramo Cooperative delivers another dope washed Ethiopia to the Huck roastery!
Aramo is one of the 22 cooperatives that make up the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, and we’ve been roasting up their coffee since 2019. YCFCU is a longstanding leader in organic farming and sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia, and while Huck roasts coffees from both private washing stations and cooperatives, we’re always happy to support YCFCU. For the second year in a row, we’re featuring coffees from Aramo in both our Phantom Limb blend and our single origin lineup. All of the coffees we sourced this year are delicious, but this single origin lot got a touch of extra sorting, and is the creme of our Aramo creme this year.
The Aramo Cooperative sits in the kebele (village) of the same name, above the famous Yirgacheffe woreda. Over 2000 farmers deliver cherry to the cooperative, where the coffee is depulped, washed, dried, stored, and sorted under the watchful eye of cooperative manager Negusse Hordfa. In addition to Negusse and cooperative members’ attention, Aramo is one of the highest cooperatives in the region, with farms ranging from 1800-2000+ meters above sea level. Altitude is far from the only factor, but it certainly contributes to the amazing flavors in the cup
We’re tasting ripe nectarine, rose-dominated florals, lemondrop candy in this gem from Aramo, and are stoked to showcase this coffee as our second washed Ethiopia of 2022!
Blue Orchid is Huckleberry’s house espresso blend. We serve this coffee every day in our cafes, and it is designed to be approachable, both as espresso and as a brewed coffee, with and without milk. If you’ve ever had a great latte experience at one of Huckleberry’s cafes, Blue Orchid was the base.
While the Blue Orchid blend does change frequently, we try to maintain a sweet, full-bodied, chocolate and caramel flavor profile by using Central and South American coffees specifically chosen for those qualities. This is great tasting comfort coffee, and is a well-rounded crowd pleaser, especially if some of that crowd likes cream in their cup, or is still making the transition from darker roast profiles into specialty coffee. We love intense floral aromatics, but some mornings we just want the chocolate, toffee, and a bit of milk in our mug, and for those days, Blue Orchid is our go-to.
The current version of Blue Orchid is a blend of Brazil Pocos de Caldas and Peru Aldea Laurel.
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Who doesn’t like David Bowie? We like David Bowie.
Bowie's pretty much always the right choice. And while there are plenty of moments when we reach for that Misfits record and a cup of bright Kenyan coffee or some NSFW early 90's gangsta rap and a cup of slightly savory coffee from Sulawesi, we also value both music and coffee that's always the right choice, no matter the audience. Something that'll please both the classic rock fans and the hipsterest hipsters. In our blend lineup, that’s where Sound & Vision comes in. It’s not quite as poppy and in-your-face as Phantom Limb or many of our single origins, but we also wanted to give folks a bit more intrigue than tried-and-true Blue Orchid.
So, we’ve started out with a chocolatey, full-bodied Latin American base very similar to Blue Orchid, and kicked it up just a tiny bit with a small amount of natural-processed East African goodness. A tiny bit of fruit and brightness to keep the more discerning palates satisfied, but also plenty of comforting, traditional flavors for folks who want their coffee to taste “bold” or “like coffee, damnit.” Confident on its own, but also plays very well with milk.
Do you like cold brew, too? This also happens to be the blend that we use in our kegged cold brew, so if you’re too far away for us to deliver a keg, don’t have a tap system, or just want to do it yourself for any other reason, Sound & Vision is our go-to cold brew suggestion. What about espresso? We're pulling shots of S+V as our house espresso at our Dairy Block café in downtown Denver. Whether it's a shot, a cup full of ice, or a filter brew for a crowd, Sound and Vision is an easy choice.
Current Blend: 50% Brazil Fazenda Pocos de Caldas, 40% Peru Aldea Laurel, 10% Ethiopia Aramo Natural
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Phantom Limb is a 2021 Good Food Awards Winner!
Phantom Limb is the wildest of Huckleberry’s blends. We conceived Phantom Limb to focus on fruit-forward flavors that one might not expect from a traditional espresso or drip blend.
Phantom Limb is an East African showcase, highlighting both natural and washed coffees. Phantom Limb will taste great as espresso and drip, but is intended to showcase the unexpected, unique flavors of its components - jam and berries from the natural process and the lemonade, clean, floral goodness we love in washed Africans - rather than adhere to anyone’s idea of a “traditional” espresso. If you want to think about it in terms of candy, Blue Orchid is your Tootsie Roll or Milky Way, Phantom is your bag of Jolly Ranchers or pack of Starbursts.
Even though we tend to use Phantom Limb as espresso in the two Huckleberry cafes, most often for straight shots and the smaller milk beverages, it’ll still taste great as a brewed coffee at home. Expect floral undertones, tangy brightness, and jammy, fruity sweetness, .
Current Blend: All Ethiopia Aramo Cooperative: Washed + Natural Blend
Current Tasting Notes: red grape and blackberry, lemon brightness, floral aromatics, cocoa.
Many people suffer from phantom pain, limb loss or limb difference (including customers of ours) and therefore with every purchase of this blend we try to raise awareness and money by donating a portion of proceeds to local amputee support organizations. All of our coffee blends are named after songs that have significance for our company's history. Phantom Limb is a song by The Shins that was one of the first conversations that Koan and Mark ever had.
Here's a link to one of the three organizations that this blend supports.