FEBRUARY 1ST RELEASE
ROASTER: Christina Snyder
RELEASE: First Contact
COFFEE NAME: La Tortuga
HARVEST: December - February 2017
REGION: Ecuador / Galapagos Islands
PROCESS: Fully Washed
SOURCED: Caravela Coffee
ROASTING MACHINE: US Roaster Corp 18 kilo
TASTING NOTES: Roasted Peach, Creamy Body, Floral
BAG SIZE: 12oz
Talking to Christina is like talking to a steady wind; you know something special is sweeping over you, but it’s calm, cool, and collected. “I like to think of myself as the calm in the storm.” She steadfast and unwavering, and she says every sentence with confidence and assuredness. You can sort of imagine Christina standing in the middle of a tidal wave, things crashing around her, and she’s just calming standing in the middle of the fiasco, keenly aware of what to do next. As you visualize the people running around her, she seems unafraid.
What is matchbook coffee project?
The Matchbook Coffee Project pushes the creative bounds of roasters to produce exciting and highly personal coffees. Our intention is to spotlight roasters by allowing them free reign over a coffee—not just through how the coffee roasted, but how the coffee is presented. Roasters will design logos, pick their own merchandise, and have complete say over how they want to communicate their coffee with their audience. Roasting is a highly technical and skilled profession, and through this project we hope to showcase both the unique abilities and tenacious determination each roaster has shown their craft.