What does history taste like you ask? Here’s the description to spark your senses:
The College of Charleston’s 1770 Celebration Blend brings together two beautiful coffees from Central and South America. Sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee estates by local green coffee importers Balzac Brothers & Company, and roasted here in Charleston by Springbok Coffee Roasters, this full-bodied blend boasts notes of baker’s chocolate, almond and molasses.
“This blend has something for everyone from the specialty coffee connoisseur to the instant coffee lover,” says Springbok owner Jason Bell.
For alumna Laura Cergol ’17, production manager and lead roaster at Springbok, the experience of creating a blend for her alma mater was a full circle moment.
“At CofC, I felt like a part of the larger community, not just a college student, and now I’m really happy to be roasting great coffee for everyone in that community to enjoy,” says Cergol, who majored in communication at the College.
The CofC community along with the greater Charleston community will get the chance to sample this delicious blend during a launch party at Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer at 4 Vanderhorst St. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The beloved and well worn café was recently renovated, so visitors will get to celebrate the coffee amidst freshly painted walls and comfortable new seating. Guests will also enjoy live music, food, beer and wine from Pub Fair, as well as samples of the 1770 Celebration Blend.
The College’s 1770 Celebration Blend coffee can be purchased at Kudu, the College of Charleston Bookstore and online through the Springbok Coffee Roasters website.