SEPTEMBER 1ST RELEASE
ROASTER: Julia Lancer
RELEASE: Black Rainbow
COFFEE NAME: Don Sabino Micromill - Finca El Jordan
HARVEST: January - April
REGION: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley, Costa Rica
VARIETAL: Caturra, Catuai
ALTITUDE: 1300 - 1600 MASL
SOURCED: La Bodega
ROASTING MACHINE: Diedrich IR-7
“That first time I met Julia, she taught me how to make my own seitan. She was very much like ‘FUCK THE MAN FOR CHARGING YOU MONEY FOR THIS, MAKE YOUR OWN!!!’ It was so delicious, and I still remember standing over the steaming pot of floating gluten and how good it smelled and how much I loved being in the kitchen with Julia. I brought the recipe home with me, and made it so much that I can specifically pinpoint that seitan recipe as the cause of my subsequent debilitating gluten allergy.”
-Aimee Argote, Accounts & Order Specialist at Big Spoon Roasters, on their favorite memory of Julia.
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.