Whole Bean Coffee, 12oz
Gracenote is the coffee we proudly serve at Little King.
Roasted in Berlin, Massachusetts, Gracenote Coffee was founded in 2012 by Patrick Barter, a Maine native who studied digital music and percussion.
What sets Gracenote apart from other roasters is their commitment to express what they imagine and understand to be a coffee’s full potential. There is this wide-eyed curiosity in the approach to their coffee that makes every roast sing.
Our house blend at Little King and used as our main espresso roast. Roasted by Gracenote Coffee in Boston, they combine 30% of our Misty Valley naturally processed coffee with 70% of a naturally processed Brazilian coffee that's blended specifically for espresso by one of their import/export partners. The result is a rich, classic espresso—or a mellow, balanced coffee for any brew method.
Flavor Notes: Milk Chocolate, Strawberry, Lavender, Marzipan
70%: Brazil Mogiana
30%: Ethiopia Misty Valley
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Black Currant, Smoked Tea
Varietal: SL28, SL34, Batian
Kenyan coffees have a well-earned reputation for excellence. They can combine intensity and density of flavor with delicacy and nuance in a way that coffees from few other regions can. Each year we taste the latest offerings from Kenya to find the best of them–those that feature a bountiful layered acidity in combination with a deep and complex sweetness and floral aroma. Kenya coffees present several challenges in the roasting process, but the reward for the care and attention their roasting demand is a unique and complex coffee for you to enjoy in your cup. In this lot from the Mugaga Farmer’s Cooperative Society we’re tasting a poetry of black and dark fruits, teas, and chocolates that, in our experience, have never coincided before. It’s profoundly enjoyable and utterly unique.
Tasting notes: Pecan Pie, Strawberry jam
Region: 75% Ethiopia Mamokacha, 25% Colombia Nariño
This year’s holiday blend is a carefully balanced mixture of washed beans from Colombia and Ethiopia. We aimed to get the perfect pairing of these two regions that results in a cup of coffee made for sharing with friends and family throughout the holiday season—and beyond!—which we named our Together Holiday Blend.
An accessible flavor profile that marries the caramel sweetness of pecan pie with the rich fruitiness of strawberry jam, this coffee will taste as good black as it will with a little cream added to it. So brew a pot for your whole family and enjoy some coffee together.
Tasting Notes: Blueberry, chocolate, lemonade, peach, hibiscus
Misty Valley is everything you’d expect from a natural process coffee grown in the Yirgacheffe region. A fruit forward, blueberry-rich flavor, and bright acidity are balanced by a full body and clean finish. We love it for its unique chocolate cheesecake richness to pair with the classic fruit and floral notes typical of Yirgacheffe coffees.
Misty Valley has been a staple of our line up, and a favorite for our customers since we brought it into the lineup in 2012.
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, molasses, cherry, vanilla
Process: Washed, Swiss Water Decaf
Varietal: Castillo, Colombia
When we set out to roast this coffee, we started with the premise that decaf coffee can, and should, taste good. We wanted to create a coffee that would be defined by how it tastes, not by the absence of caffeine. The result here is a coffee that tastes richly of chocolate and molasses with subtle notes of cherry and vanilla. Our other goal for this coffee was to produce something that would be versatile enough to work well in a variety of brewing methods–this was essential as many of our cafe partners use this decaf as an espresso option. So the next time you want to indulge in a delicious cup of coffee, without the caffeine hit to go with it, reach for this one.
strawberry, fig newton, chai tea, rooibos
REGION: Huye district
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This is, by far, our favorite coffee from Rwanda in a very long time - delicate and delicious. Very happy to have it back in our line up for 2022