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Introducing: Black Santa Dark Roast Coffee
Leroy Barber, Portland's Black Santa, has teamed up with us to create the Black Santa Dark Roast, a chocolatey, rich, and smooth Honduran coffee!
These coffee beans are ideal for espresso drinks or for the dark coffee enthusiasts among us. We import them directly from Coffeerama Farms in Honduras, operated by our friend Erlin Barillas. The coffee features rich, bold, notes of chocolate with some roast character that make for an excellent black cup of coffee or shine through in milk-based drinks.
We import ethically traded coffee so you can enjoy your cup knowing the farmers and harvesters received fair pay.
We expect initial orders will ship on January 14th.
Press / News
Black Santa is coming to the Black History Museum on Saturday. It will be a unique visit. Because of the pandemic, Santa will be in a giant snow globe. And although kids won't be able to sit on his lap and whisper in his ear like some were able to do on Thursday night.
As One of Portland’s Few Black Santas, Leroy Barber Couldn’t Just Cancel This Year. His Solution? A Giant Snow Globe.
It’s the best way he could think of to preserve a tradition that, in his view, holds more significance than simply marking the season.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted just about everything this year, including holiday traditions like visits with Santa Claus. But even amid this year’s challenges, the professionals who play St. Nick have managed to get creative by adapting their visits online or at a distance.
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