Roast Level | Medium Dark
Tastes Like | Balanced | Sweet | Toasty
In the early years of One Village, the basement years, before we had even graduated to the garage years, we came up with a signature blend called Artist. ‘Tis a tricky little blend where we combine two different roast levels of the same coffee. Well it’s not that tricky, it’s a well known technique called a melange. The melange is a great tool to get more flavor complexity out of a coffee than a single roast profile can express. While it’s not exactly a popular style choice amongst the roasting vanguard today, we must be doing something right because it’s our #1 seller.
Over the years, Artist has become almost synonymous with coffee from the COMSA co-op in Marcala, Honduras. Recently, we’ve been buying from COMSA’s Manos de Mujer (translation: Women’s Hands) program, an initiative within the co-op that promotes gender equality and empowers women. Each year, the program creates a unique lot of green coffee grown specifically by women members of the co-op. The 2020-2021 harvest marks our third year buying coffee from the women of the Manos de Mujer program and the first year we were able to buy a full container (275 bags) of green coffee! Whoop!