Adventure Variety Box

$20.00

Whether you're having a hard time choosing just one coffee or you're new to Rothrock Coffee, this variety box will give you a great overview of our approach to coffee sourcing and roasting our year-round, "signature" offerings. 

Use our Brew Guides or learn more about the coffees in your box with coffee stories below.

 

Signature Series Adventure

Adventure through our year-round Signature Coffees:

Bear Meadows - Bear Meadows highlights the approachable chocolate, nut, and spice flavors of its components, while maintaining just enough brightness to pique the interest of specialty coffee connoisseurs.

Singlespeed - As our flagship blend, Singlespeed is crafted to please the masses. Excellent as an espresso, or a filter coffee, we source and roast its components with versatility in mind. This is a do-it-all coffee that is straightforward and easy to work with, regardless of skill level… just like its namesake.

Creekside - This coffee’s refreshing, juice-like, mouthfeel and fruitful sweetness are tempered by rich chocolate and nut qualities; reminding us of of the vibrant, yet relaxing, nature of our favorite local waterways.

Single Origin Adventure

Adventure through three different coffee origins of the same Washed process:

Ethiopia Nano Genji / Washed

Nano Genji is the sibling mill of the infamous Nano Challa, which is widely considered to be one of Ethiopia’s premier wet mills. Nano Challa’s reputation for high quality processing and consistent production lead to increased premiums for its members, and the spike in income caused the mill’s membership to swell to a level that maxed out production capacity.

A few years ago the operators of the Nano Challa opened Nano Genji just a few miles down the road. Genji has state-of-the-art wet milling equipment and dozens of raised drying beds to keep up with growing membership. There are now 630 producing members between the two mills, and they show no signs of slowing down.

This is our third consecutive year purchasing coffee from Nano Genji (via Red Fox Coffee Merchants) and we are delighted to once again offer the singular sweetness and dynamic stone fruit flavors that this fully washed lot provides.

Colombia El Guadual / Washed

The majority of farms in Huila are owned by relatively small landholders, many of whom have made concerted efforts over the past decade to produce specialty grade coffees that showcase the area’s dynamic terroir. Nutrient dense soils are matched with high altitude mountain ranges and widespread biodiversity; creating highly unique microclimates.

Farmers work to ensure quality by implementing selective harvesting, meticulous sorting, and attentive processing; these types of measures, combined with unique climatory factors, have helped Hulia become one of the most highly regarded coffee producing regions in the world.

Peru El Cipres / Washed

Peru is a country with a turbulent history of coffee production. Crops were first introduced in the mid to late 1700’s, however commercial export did not begin until the much later. Peruvian coffee production expanded rapidly in the 1900’s due to an influx of European influence, as well as, decreased production in other areas of the world.

In the early 20th century the British government took control of more than five million acres of land in central Peru, as the result of a defaulted loan. Much of the land was converted into large coffee estates that employed many Peruvians living in rural areas.

The land was later purchased back, and in other ways redistributed, throughout the later half of the 1900’s. This process broke up the large coffee estates, providing more independence and opportunities for native farmers. Unfortunately the redistribution also limited market access and commercial resources.

These issues were compounded due to a lack of infrastructure present within Peru, as well as, the political unrest brought on by the communist group The Shining Path. The group’s guerilla activities destroyed a tremendous amount of crops and drove farmers from their land.

The coffee industry had to be restarted from almost nothing in the 1990’s. Fortunately, the rise of Producing Cooperatives has allowed farmers (even those in rural/remote areas) to expedite and improve their post-harvest processing; improving the reputation of Peruvian coffees in the specialty marketplace.