As we edge closer to the 2013 holiday season, with it comes the betting odds of getting stuck somewhere. Whether in a cramped coach seat on a long delayed flight, or in an shared bunk bed with dad's uncle Murray- the holidays are often about the transient places we put up with in order to be closer to the people we love.
In an homage to the familiar comfort that a house full of family invokes, as well as the drama and trauma that can spring forth, we offer our latest limited-time-only seasonal espresso blend:
Sweet relief in a cup, this tiny ambrosia will bring you the freedom you'll be craving. So escape for a spell, and treat yourself to something that's guaranteed warm and cozy.
50% Altos del Abejonal, Costa Rica
25% Karatina AB, Kenya
25% Producer's Pride, Costa Rica
Composed of fresh Costa Rican and Kenyan coffees, Cabin Fever produces a dense, syrupy sweet espresso. Bright Meyer lemon and ripe apricot open the shot, leading directly into a warm orange-blossomed, honeyed middle. On the finish, candy brittle mixes with aromas of flamed grapefruit peel, reminiscent of your favorite Old Fashioned cocktail.
Drink up, and drown any wintertime sorrows in this centerpiece of flavor!
Dose: 17-18 grams in a "18g" VST or "17g" Strada basket
Temp: 198-200 degrees at the group
Time: 26-30 seconds
Brewing Ratio: 50-60% or 31g of liquid
Pump Pressure: 8.5-9 Bar or 105-110 psi at the group
Days Rested: 7-12