Sweetheart Blend is our effort to create the best-tasting blend of coffees sourced with the highest ethical standards. While espresso is our primary inspiration for Sweetheart, the high-quality beans and consistent roast profile are what make this offering a standout in all brewing methods.
Most specialty coffee farmers have an easy time selling their lowest and highest quality coffee, but the majority of their production scores around 85-86 points, which lands it in the middle of the specialty grade. Oddly, these are often left behind as they can be too expensive for most roasters, while others won't find them exciting enough to offer as a specialty Micro Lot. Our Sweetheart program, a result of our broader Fair For All sourcing standard, focuses on this "missing middle" within the specialty coffee sector by identifying top-tier offerings in this range and making purchases that create a sustainable production model for our sourcing partners and everyone involved in the supply chain. The coffee picker, processor, landowner, dry miller, exporter, and importer can earn a sustainable and fair wage, and we get to share their hard work with you. Sweetheart has given us another reason to obsess over and perfect our roasting profiles, and the result is this sweet and balanced blend of coffees with perfect flavor clarity. Currently, Sweetheart is a blend of washed and natural Bourbon-varietal coffees from the renowned Ariz family in El Salvador.