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Big Trouble

$15.25 | 12 oz bag – or subscribe and get 10% off

Big Trouble offers nutty, caramel flavors people know and love, which may seem easy—and our goal is to make it easy to enjoy in any brewer—but it's actually one of the most challenging for us, because clean, sweet, low-acidity coffees from small-scale farms can be elusive.

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Tasting Notes

Caramel
Nut
Chocolate

Roast Level

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DARK 0 25 50 75 LIGHT 100 63

Process

Natural Sundried
Natural Sundried
Washed
Washed
Pulp Natural
Honey
Experimental
Experimental

Notes

Blend Components: 50% Jose Olayo, Peru / 50% Finca El Puente, Honduras
Availability: Year-Round

Story

Big Trouble offers nutty, caramel flavors people know and love, which may seem easy—and our goal is to make it easy to enjoy in any brewer—but it's actually one of the most challenging for us, because clean, sweet, low-acidity coffees from small-scale farms can be elusive.

In recent years, we made a shift away from Brazilian coffees, once a cornerstone of Big Trouble's flavor profile. Instead, our coffee buyers look for low-acid coffees from small-scale farmers with whom the risks involved in quality initiatives can be shared. But it can be challenging to source coffees that fit this flavor profile under these circumstances, hence the name Big Trouble. A misnomer of sorts. Easy to brew deliciously. Challenging to source.

In September 2013, we achieved a milestone with Big Trouble by making it wholly of coffee from one place—the Cinco de Junio cooperative in Nicaragua. We've never looked back. While not always a single-origin coffee, Big Trouble will always be freshly harvested coffee that is sweet and mild with notes of caramel, nuttiness, and dark chocolate in varying proportions.