April 2017's Roaster of the Month: Sheepdog Coffee
For the month of April, Secret Sip Coffee Club is proud to present a very unique micro-roaster operating out of Winnipeg, Manitoba – Sheepdog Coffee Co. We were once again at their commitment to freshness and quality of their small batches. In fact on their website, they indicate that “We hardly ever keep stock on hand, ensuring our product is how we'd want it.” - in reference to their roasting philosophy. Sheepdog’s pursuit of knowledgeable, ethical and committed source partners was a real draw for us.
However, what is most unique of this month’s roaster is the truly remarkable cause they are supporting. In addition to roasting some fantastic coffee, a percentage of proceeds from each purchase of Sheepdog Coffee products goes towards organizations dedicated to assisting families of first responders who have given the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty.
As for the offering, we selected the Nightwatch espresso which was a blend of Typica, Catimor and Colombian beans. The beans were washed and then sundried and were cultivated from an average altitude of 1250 to 1750 meters above sea level. The notes we identified were a bright center surrounded by a sweet milk chocolate, combined with hints of fruit and citrus.
Secret Sip Coffee Club is delighted to have partnered with Sheepdog Coffee Co. to bring you this month's secret roast. To learn more about Sheepdog Coffee Co., check out their website below: