Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, in collaboration with Barrelworks, proudly present to you KayonCurrants, a natural processed coffee aged in a sour wild ale barrel. Retail bags will be mailed or available for pick up at both locations on February 1st. We will also be hosting a tasting event at our Oxnard location where you will be able to try the coffee with our team. (See more information below.)
Working with Jim Crooks, aka “Sour Jim” was a true honor and an obvious choice for this experiment. With his experience as the Master Blender of the world-famous and award- winning Barrelworks program at Firestone Walker Brewing Company, we knew we would be in good hands.
When you first approach this coffee, you are met with an aromatic bouquet of tropical fruit, buttery toffee, and delicate florals. Upon the first sip from a hot cup, you will find natural red wine notes mixing with black currant in a way that can best be described as a wild mingling of bright, fermented fruit notes.
As the cup cools, the flavors shift. The brown sugar and baking cocoa prominent in the natural Ethiopia coffee lay a base for the complex finish. Finally, you will experience the sweet tones of the Barrelworks wild ale, a tart lemon-pith, and an oakiness imparted over time from the cognac barrel.