THE STORY BEHIND HOUSE BLEND
Our signature House Blend was created as the hallmark coffee for our original cafe at 71 Irving Place. The challenge of creating a coffee we'd dream of drinking every day was a daunting one, but we have fallen in love with this smooth combination. We selected high grown washed coffees—because they are distinctly clean and snappy—and roasted and blended them to add body, sweetness, and depth. The specific coffees in the blend are selected throughout the year based on availability, in order to maintain the consistent, graceful flavor profile we've come to love in this blend.
Currently, we roast the coffees separately to allow a more dynamic range of flavors. We take some into second crack to develop more body as well as nice chocolate and malty flavors, and we bring some just before second crack to preserve the beautiful crispness and balance the blend. The result is a comfortable cup of coffee perfect for drinking any time. It's no small wonder this blend is a favorite of not only our customers at 71 Irving, but throughout the city.