16 Hand Thai Donkey
(BOLD Roast)


Collections: Coffee

Type: Coffee


A supremely dark single origin.

Our darkest roast--this is a BOLD roast of an Arabica bean originating in the hill country of northern Thailand. This roast is great for those who want to start their morning with a strong cup or pair a great coffee with dessert. As cold brew, this roast is smooth and chocolatey yet reminds you that you are still drinking coffee--because you love coffee!!!  

Curated by Richard the Mule and custom roasted by our local partner Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters.  

25¢ from each on-line sale of this coffee is donated to Ridge to Rivers for Foothill’s trail maintenance.

Sold as a 12 oz. bag. 

We work very closely with our roasting partner, Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters, to ensure you receive incredibly fresh coffee.  At times, this means we will hold your first order for a few days to catch the next roasting cycle--after that, your coffee will arrive like clock work.  We make local deliveries on Thursdays in the Boise area.  If you are receiving your coffee by mail or local pick-up, we will notify you via e-mail when your order has shipped or is ready and staged for you.

 

A bit more about our naming method:

Bean Origin:

Donkeys (Equus africanus asinus) are a distinct species, and thus, a Café Mulé “Donkey” is a single origin with beans sourced from one distinct region.

Mules are a hybrid produced from breeding a male donkey and female horse, thus, Café Mulé roasts created from a blend of beans from different geographic regions will be referred to as “Mules”

Roast Level:

Equines (Horses, Donkeys, Mules) are measured by a unit of measure known as a “hand”.  A hand is equal to four inches, and our four-legged friends are measured from the ground to the highest point above their shoulders (the withers). A 16 hand mule or donkey looks BIG, and thus, our darkest roast coffees will get the 16 hand distinction. A 12 hand equine looks small, and so a Café Mulé 12 hand roast is very light. This 16 hand moniker denotes a BOLD beast, indeed. We hope you enjoy!

For those truly interested, an additional note about the "hand" unit of measure: it has a base of four, so measurements progress as 12, 12.1, 12.2. 12.3, 13, 13.1, 13.2...  A measurement of 12.3 hands would be equivalent to 51 (12 x 4 = 48, + 3 = 51) inches. May you now go forth with greater mule (and donkey) knowledge!


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