Our Surly Activist blend: the John Brown blend is a polished coffee with a bold heart, rich character, spicy notes resembling sweet pipe tobacco and dark chocolate with a bittersweet, soft finish. Two different roasts make up this blend, making it a unique member of our lineup.
During the 1800s, famed abolitionist John Brown took direct, and often dramatic, action to free slaves in the States. Arrested for treason and sentenced to death, Brown's dignified bearing in prison and at his trial moved many spectators. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that Brown's death would make the gallows as glorious as the cross.
This cup features a deep chocolate aroma and velvety body complimented by a juicy acidity. Dark chocolate is prominent in the cup with a syrupy black cherry sweetness and a pleasant finish of sweet tobacco.