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Queen City is a blend reminiscent of traditional Seattle espresso blends from the late 1990s. A nice balance of bold and rich with a smooth sweetness that’s perfect for romanticizing the wistful rainy days of Seattle. The blend’s artwork highlights Seattle’s most famous landmark – the space needle.
Queen City is highlighted by a delightful Papua New Guinean coffee that we stock specifically for this blend.
Papua New Guinea is a small place that stands outside modern technology— and has benefited in many ways from its size and relative isolation. Though the coffee here accounts for approximately one percent of the global market the quality is exceptional, and the highlands of this region are gaining international attention in the specialty coffee scene.
The mainland country of Papua New Guinea and its accompanying islands are remote enough that it is difficult and expensive to import synthetic fertilizers.
The coffee here is almost 100% organic, whether or not it has the organic stamp. It’s a delicious coffee known for its “low key luxuriousness”— a humble but elegant brew. The coffees we feature from this region include Blue Mountain, San Ramon and Arusha. This blend has a delicate acidity, and a cherry flavor.
Taste Notes: A bold, smoky blend with cherry, malt and walnut notes
Roast Level: Dark
Origins: Papua New Guinea, Central America, South America
Curious about the saucer shape that adorns the top of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle? Read our story about the Flying Salesman and the Flying Saucer, here.