Monday, June 15, 2020

Red Rooster: Waxwing

Our latests Trade Coffee delivery was Waxwing by Red Rooster Coffee.

Rose approached her then fiancé, Hayen about supplying coffee for her Floyd, Virginia cafe. The two began roasting from a small space in the back of her mother's bookstore. This is a family run company with strong principles of sustainability and gender equality since 2010. They have onsite childcare available for all 32 of its (majority female) employees.

The Waxwing blend is a medium dark blend with a traditional base and hints of earthiness and berry fruit. I liked it but didn't love it. Something was missing here and I just couldn't put my finger on it. Either way, we drank it all up and played with the proportions each time we brewed a pot!

Fun Fact: This roaster has its own licensed onsite childcare for employees, called Yellow Hen.

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