The art of blending coffee is like the art of blending a fine Meritage wine. The goal is to select coffee beans that have their own distinct flavor characteristics that when blended create a new harmonious flavor profile that cannot be achieved with a single origin coffee bean. While there are many blending strategies in the world of coffee, many of the world’s best blends combine the acidic vibrancy of a Central America bean with the mellow smoothness of an Indonesia bean.
The Alpine Blend has been developed to combine two light roasted coffee beans, for coffee drinkers who prefer to taste the flavor of the bean without the influence of the roast. There are two significant components that effect the flavor of your coffee. The first is the bean itself. The flavor of the bean is effected by both its variety and the nature of the climate where it was grown: elevation, soil, temperature, moisture, sun or shade, etc. The second significant component is the roast. The lighter the roast the more you can taste the true nature of the bean. The darker the roast, the more the roast effects the flavor of the coffee. Alpine Blend combines an Indonesia bean with a Central America bean in a light roast so that you can taste the bean and experience the true sense of “terroir”, the subtle influence of the growing regions.The Indonesia bean has a deep-toned resonance, earthiness, pungency, body and rustic sweetness.The Central America bean imparts body, sweet acidity, creamy honey notes and a smooth and clean finish. Roasted light, this coffee has a high caffeine content and a more herbal and flowery aftertaste.
Here at The Frothy Cup we only purchase the very highest quality green coffee beans, and we insure that our roasting process doesn’t mask the true flavor of the bean! Our Alpine Blend is our lightest roasted blend and gives you the opportunity to taste a wonderful combination of the “bright” bean flavor of the Central America bean with a “mellow” flavor of an Indonesia bean.