44 North Royal Tar Blend Coffee
The most popular blend from this woman-owned Deer Isle coffee roastery is dedicated to the story of the Royal Tar circus ship that sank off the coast of Deer Isle, Maine. On October, 25, 1836, mid-journey between New Brunswick, Canada, and Portland, Maine the dread cry of fire was heard below the decks. With smoke billowing from the boilers and flames shooting skyward, the ship’s frenzied passengers began plunging into the icy waters of Deer Isle. Aboard the 160 ft. Royal Tar were more than 90 people and a menagerie of circus animals including 2 big lions, a Bengal tiger, camels, snakes, and a beloved elephant named Mogul. Many perished, but as legend goes, some of the wild beasts swam to nearby islands where their descendants thrive today. Be on the lookout for them!
A 44 North unique blend of Peru, Honduras and Ethiopia Sidamo with notes of rich Swiss chocolate, fruit and nut, and a strong smoky finish. Dark Medium Blend
Size: 12 oz
44 North Coffee was born in 2010 on a small island off the coast of Maine. Founded on the principle that fresh and ethically sourced coffee sips best, we custom roast organic Arabica coffee beans in Deer Isle. We honor the hard work of the farmers who grow our coffee by fairly purchasing seasonal organic beans and roasting to levels that highlight the best tasting notes in each cup. Enjoy at your own line of latitude!