New Coffees Round 1

Hopefully you've seen, and tasted, for yourself that we began serving 3 of our new coffees in our cafes this past week. Most have been previewed a bit before but now it’s time to make it official! As always we are very eager to share with you these delicious new gems. With each new round of coffees, we continue to hone in on our vision for what we want to offer as a company, and we feel like we're getting closer and better every time. So, without further ado, (drum roll please) let the introductions begin!

Inkwell: Quills' first ever House Blend 
Did we just say "house blend"? You bet. Many quality-focused roasters are coming back around to find a place for blends in their lineup while still maintaining the quality they love in their single origins. Now it’s our turn. This blend is a project long in the making for Quills; One that required us to dip our quill deep into the well of our creativity and coffee passion. This house blend has something for everyone, but it’s not just a simple crowd-pleaser. The first “chapter” in our new story represents everything we are proud to showcase in our coffees: care in production, intentional sourcing, and a roaster’s unique touch, all balanced in a complex, delicate dance. It’s been a long time coming, but it's worth the wait.



Current Coffees: Santa Teresa, Chiapas, Mexico; Konga Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia; Finca Los Congos, Nicaragua
Varietal: Pacas, Mundo Novo (Mexico), Heirloom (Ethiopia), Pacamara (Nicaragua)
Elevation: 1,200-2,250 MASL

We taste: Caramel aromatics give way to a pleasing, smooth mouthfeel and hints of chocolate, balanced nicely with notes of lemon, apricot and cherry in a lingering finish.


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Finca La Bolsa, Mirador Microlot - Guatemala

Last year’s coffee from Jorge Vides Molina’s Finca La Bolsa was one of the standouts of our fall lineup, and this year’s should be no different. Molina’s farm has gained quite the reputation for quality year after year in specialty coffee, and they contribute in exciting ways to their community through educational and environmental efforts. His farm is one we’re proud to support on a regular basis. This particular lot-dubbed “Mirador”-is notable for its clean, crisp acidity and vibrant fruit notes. 



Farm: Finca La Bolsa
Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
Process: Fully washed and sun-dried
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra
Elevation: 1,400-1,600 MASL

We taste: A particularly clean cup with a snappy, bright acidity that allows for a sweetness and tart cherry to shine through with mild floral notes.


Tana Toraja, Sulawesi

After a stint earlier this year with a great coffee from Papua New Guinea, we are shifting our sights briefly toward the other standout growing area within the Asia Pacific region: Sulawesi. This coffee- which will only be around for a limited time- stands out even among its Sulawesi peers for being higher grown and of a better Arabica hybrid as opposed to the many lower-grown Robusta-heavy hybrids typical to much of the region. Additionally, its traditional Central American-style washed process makes for a cleaner, more dynamic cup than what you might commonly find among the more well-known wet-hulled coffees of Indonesia. A great breakfast coffee try it while it’s still around!



Farm: Various small holders
Region: Tana Toraja
Process: Fully washed and sun dried at a central mill
Varietal: Typica hybrid
Elevation: 1,200-1,800 MASL

We taste: An herbacious and highly aromatic coffee with a lively grapefruit-like acidity, bell-pepper undertones and a savory, full body.