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16 June 2010 1 Comment

First Look: Social Coffee and Tea Company

The crew at Social Coffee and Tea Company sent over an assortment pack of coffees for review on Coffee Obsessed. These beautiful red bags contain everything from tasty fruity blends to rich, dark french roasts ready to take on the tongue. Located in Ontario, the Social Coffee and Tea Company takes an immense amount of pride in their roasts, so let’s take a closer look at what they sent over.

Western Decadence: Signature House Blend

Subtly fruited with lemon and grapefruit, plus chocolate, sweet berries plus a buttery, creamy, smooth mouth experience. Treat yourself to this well-balanced, full-bodied cuppa bliss – via Columbia, Kenya, Sumatra.

  • Roast Level: Medium Dark
  • Region: Kenya, Colombia, Sumatra
  • Varietal: SL28/34, Typica, Caturra, Catimor, Java
  • Profile: grapefruit, lemon, chocolate, berry, buttery, creamy, smooth, balanced, full-bodied
  • $11.00 per 12oz bag

El Salvador: Finca Alaska

Sweet berries, fruity, chocolate,silky smooth, lingering aftertaste.

Placed 2nd at the SCAA Roaster’s Choice competition against over hundreds of coffees submitted by top roasters around the world.

This is the same coffee lot and roast profile that we used in the competition


  • Roast Level: Medium Light
  • Farm: Finca Alaska
  • Producer: Juan José Ernesto Menéndez
  • Altitude: 1620m
  • Varietal: Bourbon
  • Process Method: washed
  • Profile: sweet berries, fruity, molasses, silky smooth
  • $16.00 per 12oz bag

Imperialiste Noir: Organic French Roast

This organic French roast, our darkest, storms the Bastille with a dark-chocolaty, nutty, dried-fruity intensity of flavour. Sumatran and Peruvian beans make it as charming and rich as royalty.

  • Roast Level: Dark
  • Region: Peru, Sumatra
  • Varietal: Typica, Catimor, Java
  • Profile: dark chocolate, nutty, smoky, intense
  • $12.00 per 12oz bag

Ethiopia Sidamo Natural

Citrusy, fruity, floral, sweet, delightful with a lingering berry aftertaste. We cupped our way through many lots to find this finest of coffees – truly a 90+. Natural dry-processed.

  • Roast Level: Medium Light
  • Profile: sweet, berry, chocolate, fruity, citrusy, floral
  • Region: Sidama, Ethiopia
  • Altitude: 1500m-2000m
  • Varietal: Ethiopia Heirloom
  • Process Method: Natural
  • Profile: sweet, berry, chocolate, fruity, citrusy, floral
  • $16.00 per 12oz bag

More About Social Coffee and Tea Company

Social Coffee & Tea Co. is dedicated to bringing the highest quality fresh-roasted coffees grown anywhere to you, the toiling workers of the world. We do this by harnessing the existing capitalist system in service to our customers’ needs.

Our name is how to think of our coffee

We believe coffee should be a social experience, top to bottom. It should be delivered via socially conscious supply chains and brewed by impassioned devotees dedicated to providing delicious coffees for all, regardless of class, birthright or party affiliation. We roast and develop our own specialty blends using the finest coffee beans available.

Our endless struggle for you

Meticulously tasting (called ‘cupping’), selecting and roasting each lot ourselves, we cup our own roasts yet again after production to assure the quality continues through to your final sip. This enables us to deliver delicious, distinctive coffees for all our brothers and sisters, and a guarantee of industrially correct compensation for our comrades who grow these products in faraway lands.

More about Social Coffee and Tea Company

Social Contact Info:

Website: SocialCoffeeCompany.com (can buy directly off their site)
Twitter: @socialcoffeeco
Tel: 1-866-515-5033 Fax: 1-416-848-0719
Email: info@socialcoffeecompany.com