What if a coffee subscription actually learned what types of coffee you liked and then sent you those coffees on a regular basis? It would be like Pandora, but for coffee—and you know, would also work, unlike whatever that Music Genome Project does. That’s the idea behind Trade Coffee, a coffee subscription service that tailors what it sends to each customer based upon their feedback from coffees past.
It’s a very cool concept, having over 400 coffees available to choose from when picking the best coffee for an individual. Except when you have a single coffee that will be at the top of everyone’s wish list. In this case, that coffee is a Trade-exclusive offering roasted by none other than Shelby Williamson, the head roaster at Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters and the 2019 US Roasters Championship.
The coffee—Trade’s first exclusive—is a Bourbon variety that comes from the Gitwe mountain in Burundi’s northern Kayanza province. Sourced through the Long Miles Coffee Project, the wash processed Gitwe with “notes of cola and a veritable rainbow of fruit flavors.”
This isn’t the first time Trade and Williamson via Huckleberry have collaborated. As Trade’s Director of Coffee Erika Vonie tells is:
Every so often, excellence and story intersect into an overall experience that deserves even more attention… I had the pleasure of meeting Shelby last year when I traveled to Colorado for Coffee Fest Denver, and to say she’s enthusiastic about quality is an extreme understatement. Shelby let us tag along for a day in the life of a roaster and she dropped this gem, “Roasting isn’t the most glamorous job, though on Instagram it looks like we stop just short of coffee deities.”
Unbeknownst to Shelby, a few short weeks later she would take home the top title at the United Stated Roaster Championship, thus solidifying herself as a coffee deity. Shelby’s tenacity for roasting and her commitment to quality shine through in every bag Huckleberry sends us and every coffee they roast for you. Her reign is entirely deserved, which makes our latest project especially, well, special.
Only 500 bags of the Trade-exclusive Burundi Gitwe from Huckleberry Roasters and Shelby Williamson will be made. They are available for purchase via Trade’s official website for $21.50 per 12-ounce bag. Or, if you choose to subscribe, you can take 30% off your first order as well as receive free shipping. Not a bad deal for getting to taste a very cool coffee roasted by one of the best roasters in America. For more information, visit Trade Coffee’s official website.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.
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