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 coffee blends combine the acidic vibrancy of a Central America bean with the mellow smoothness of an Indonesia bean.
The Mama Bear Blend has been developed to combine a light roasted coffee bean with a dark roasted coffee bean, so that the drinker can enjoy both the true nature of the light roasted bean with a touch of roasted flavor coming from the dark roasted bean. 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. Mama Bear Blend combines a dark roasted Indonesia bean with a light roasted Central America bean.The Indonesia bean provides a classic balance of earthiness, pungency, body and chocolaty rustic sweetness.The Central America bean imparts body, sweet acidity, creamy honey notes and a smooth and clean finish. Blended together you get the brightness of the Central America bean and the wonderful smooth mellowness of the Indonesia bean. In this blend, the Indonesia bean, with its darker roast, tends to play the more dominant role in the flavor profile.