Paradise Valley was the business district of the greater Black Bottom enclave. Day or night, the main thoroughfares of Hastings Street and St. Aubin were bustling with people. The Norwood, the Biltmore and the Gotham were all hotels catering to black clientele. Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong all called the area home when in town on tour. So, it is only fitting that we name our highest quality coffee collection PARADISE.
Most Black Bottom residents lived in the areas south of Gratiot Avenue. These homes were two and three-story wooden structures with matchbook front lawns or brick stoops. Structures which traditionally held single households soon had several families living in its quarters. Despite cramped spaces, families were steadfast and made the best of their environment. Our BLK BOTTOM collection highlights the fullness, body and complexity of the urban grind.
Harmonie Park bridged Paradise Valley and Black Bottom into one. Blending old and new, rich and poor; venues within Harmonie Park made everyone feel welcome and at home. Thus, our selection of blended specialty coffees, HARMONIE, reflect this mix.
COLLECTION IN FOCUS
With the change in season comes the return of some fan favorites and new origins as we roll into our Fall|Winter 23 Collection!
This season, we introduced Dalia(Washed Bourbon & Typica) from the Chiapas region of Mexico. Coming from the same region as our beloved El Triunfo - this microlot is super warm with sweet stone fruits, burnt toffe, nuts and a smooth chocolate finish. Dalia is the perfect go-to single origin this Autumn. And we're excited to introduce a bright Peaberry microlot from Papua New Guinea. Hailing from our partners at Benchmark, Sigri PB (Washed Typica) in reminiscent of strawberries and rhubarb and is a welcomed addition to our collection.
And we are excited with the arrival of our first Paradise lot, Yudi Sautra, hailing from the Sumatra Highlands. Yudi is full of sweet tobac, vanilla spice and fermented berries. A wonderful treat for the holiday season!