New Light and Dark Roast Options: El Salvador Las Ranas and Tanzanian Edelweiss

New Light and Dark Roasts!

Starting Sunday, September 8th, we will begin offering two new coffees to replace our light roast Malawi Mzuzu and dark roast Indian Mysore coffee options.

El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas

The El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas coffee is a honey process coffee that has a good amount in common with an Ethiopian coffee. This coffee will replace our Malawi Mzuzu light roast.

How does it taste

This coffee starts out with some subtle fruity notes and a bit of sweetness. Even though it’s a lighter roasted coffee, there is very little acidity to show for it. You’ll find some mild chocolate and citrusy notes too.

When and where

This coffee will be available Sunday, September 8th in store and at our online store.

Tanzanian Edelweiss AB RFA

The Tanzanian Edelweiss coffee is a smooth, rich tasty dark roast that will delight any coffee drinker. This coffee will replace our Indian Mysore dark roast.

How does it taste

This coffee has a medium body and overall smooth taste. There are smoky hints from the darker roast along with a lemony, slightly citrusy taste which grows more subtle as it cools.

When and where

This coffee will be available Sunday, September 8th in store and at our online store.

Introducing the Onix Coffee Flight

The Onix Coffee Flight

We are introducing a special edition version of our Honduran Onix coffee — a three pack of 8oz bags of coffee of our Honduran Onix. Each version is a different roast level, separated by 10 degrees each.

This is the first Coffee Flight concept we have featured at Maple Leaf Roasters. Though we have wanted to do this for some time, we have not yet found a good coffee (or had the time!) to give this a try yet.

The Coffees

  • Onix A - 415 is the very same we sell on its own and part of the Hartford + Onix blend. This version was roasted to 415 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Onix B - 425 is a darker version which has a much heavier chocolaty flavor with a bit more richness and a very slight fruity note. It was roasted to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Onix C - 435 is an extra dark roast that is the closest thing to a French roast we have ever featured. It’s got all the usual extra dark roasted notes…a smoky rich dark flavor with hints of caramel and a slight sweetness. It was roasted to 435 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pricing and Availability

We are excited for you to see the difference three different roasts of the same coffee make. Though the way we get to each final temperature is a bit different, each took approximately the same amount of time to roast.

You’ll find this in store or at our online store for $20 for all three 8oz bags.

Special Edition Roast - Honduran Onix

Earlier this year, we got in touch with Sean from the Honduran Coffee Alliance. His company works to connect farmers in Honduras to coffee roasters and we were excited he found his way to us.

Historically, we have worked with importers to find our coffee selection but this was the first time we worked directly with a farm to bring in a batch of coffee. This also happens to be the first Honduran coffee we have had in store.

This coffee came to us from a farm (right here!) in Honduras run by Onix Said Lira Vallecillos. We will be sharing more of their story and information in the coming weeks.

This is a super tasty coffee which has a unique quality of roasting darker at lighter temperature points — meaning we roasted this to a light level but the appearance and flavor are more in line with a medium roast.

Onix and his wife and father

Taste and More

The coffee has a smooth, sweetness with tart apple and peach notes along with a touch of caramel and chocolate. Overall, we have found the flavor to be very refreshing and easy to drink. We’ve found this coffee works well both hot and in a cold brew.

We will be offering this coffee on its own for $12 for 12oz and $15 for 16oz and as part of our Hartford espresso roast.