After all, coffee is bitter, a flavor from the forbidden and dangerous realm. – Diane Ackerman
Each spring, we collaborate with a different coffee roaster we love to create a new Espresso Nut Butter blend. We are beyond excited to announce the Spring 2018 iteration – Tigerwalk Espresso – which we developed in partnership with San Rafael, CA-based Equator Coffees & Teas. This limited batch collaboration combines fresh-roasted heirloom California Mission almonds, Oregon Barcelona and Clark variety hazelnuts, coconut crystals, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt with the coffee roaster’s flagship Tigerwalk Espresso and its signature flavors of caramel and cherry-toned chocolate. The new recipe is already a favorite at Big Spoon Roasters’ headquarters, where it has been seen dolloped atop fresh fruit, toast, and waffles (in addition to being enjoyed straight from the jar). We can attest that it is particularly delicious on a fresh-baked scone with a classic cappuccino.
Working with our like-minded friends at Equator Coffees & Teas to create this nut butter has been a special honor. Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator has grown to encompass seven retail shops, more than 500 wholesale customers, and over 100 employees, while maintaining an unyielding dedication to quality, sustainability, and social responsibility. Trailblazers in many ways, they were one of the first coffee roasters in the country to back the Fair Trade Certified label to ensure farmers a better standard of living. In 2011, they obtained B-Corporation status – a certification with rigorous standards for transparency and accountability in financial records and supply chain, as well as consideration of workers, the community, and the environment in all decision making. McDonnell and Russell can also be credited with helping to break the glass ceiling in the all too often male-dominated world of specialty coffee. They’ve used their success to support and uplift women both at home and abroad via job opportunity, mentorship, and initiatives. (#ShesTheRoaster)
The new Espresso nut butter is available via select Equator Coffees & Teas’ cafe locations in Northern California*, through our respective web shops at bigspoonroasters.com and equatorcoffees.com, and via Big Spoon Roasters’ family of participating retailers.
*During the two weeks of May 1-15th, the Proof, Miller, Larkspur, Oakland, and Fort Mason Equator Coffees & Teas retail shops will offer $3 off a 12oz bag of Tigerwalk Espresso with the purchase of a jar of the new collaborative nut butter.