"Oh my god! Competition Orange - This thing's a Hemi!" Joe Dirt
For Competition Orange we decided to use two fruit-forward coffees for a majority of the blend, with a Malört conditioned component as a bright highlight. To make up the base of the blend we paired a natural processed Sarchimor, giving the fruity profile of this blend an extra boost. The honey processed Catuai from Guatemala is a coffee that adds sweetness to the blend and a syrupy body.
For the conditioned component, we took the washed processed Catuai from Guatemala and infused the green coffee beans with this herbal, citrus-forward liquor from CH Distillery. We've found that the bitters don't come through as much after the roasting process, resulting in a coffee with a bright and complex bouquet of aromatics used in the creation of Malört.
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