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Fundamental Coffee Silk Road Blend

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We don’t create new blends that often at Fundamental Coffee but every so often we find a few truly special coffees that inspire us to attempt some alchemy. As big fans of Asia Pacific coffee, we have always been interested in the coffees grown along the Silk Road, especially those from Indonesia and more recently the highland coffees grown in the Lam Dong Province in Vietnam.

The Silk Road inspired so much commercial and cultural exchange from spices, textiles, music and culinary tradition it seemed right to name this blend after one of the world’s fascinating trade routes.

Fundamental Silk Road Blend is anchored by two special coffees from Vietnam and completed with rare Indonesian coffee from Toraja, Sulawesi. Vietnam Opal Bold Reserve is grown near Da Lat in the Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands. The coffees in the region are grown by small scale farmers at high elevation and using exacting standards. Opal Bold is processed using the wet-hulling method which yields a spicy, herbal and mild aged tobacco note. Lotus Lam Dong is grown in the same region however is a washed process coffee which delivers a more mild, sweet and chocolate flavor. Rounding out the blend is a spicy, triple picked Toraja coffee from the K-shaped Indonesian Island of Sulawesi.

In the cup, Fundamental Silk Road Blend offers an exotic combination of sweet herbal spices, roasted green pepper, basil and a milk chocolate aftertaste. This blend will welcome in the fall season with the elegance of turning leaves, shorter days and perhaps a meal inspired by the countries that lie along the Silk Road.

Сafein free No decaf
Cupping Notes Sweet, Cocoa, Tobacco
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Fundamental Coffee Company

Country:  USA

The Fundamental team brings over 50 years of coffee experience to this venture.  It’s hard to last that long in any business without developing both a respect for the hard work of others and a point of view that informs how one goes about his or her daily work.  We aren’t shy about our opinions, but nor do we expect everyone to agree with us.  But we do hope you’ll try our coffee and let us know what you think. 

Our logo, the black circle with a never-ending wave pattern, is a stylized representation of the “third harmonic,” a common concept in music.  The first harmonic is the lowest frequency (the fundamental frequency) produced by a specific musical instrument, and since music and coffee go together and inspire us, we thought this was an excellent logo.  (There’s some cool physics at work in all this stuff about frequencies, sinusoids, and Chladni plates, but the Internet is a better source for that than our Web site.)  

You can reach us directly by email. 

Scott McMartin:

General coffee questions, comments, and anything else you’re curious about, use the form on the right.

You can send green coffee samples, as well as small gifts to:

Fundamental Coffee Company

PO Box 98122

Seattle WA98134

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