DESCRIPTION | On June 1, 1980 - A young apprentice chose a path that would lead him to discover his life’s work. John Weaver has since dedicated the last three decades to refining his artisan skills. Combining the wealth of knowledge entrusted to him by his legendary mentors, and his own unique style, John hand-crafts a rich, full-bodied blend on his vintage coffee roasters. Legacy Blend is juicy, yet velvet-smooth, with hints of berry and a sweet pipe tobacco finish
“Years ago I purchased Mr. Peet’s original Royal No.5 coffee roaster”, says John. “He was one of my mentors, and I’ve gained a unique insight as to how he roasted coffee when he first moved to America. The drum of the Royal No.5 roaster is small and perforated, limiting capacity and allowing the flames to directly touch the beans. By roasting fifteen pounds at a time, and using a combination of the Royal and my vintage Probat roaster, I am able to marry the best of both worlds to hand-craft something most coffee drinkers have never experienced”.
Legacy Blend is the glimpse into John’s amazing thirty-year journey. Appropriately named, it stands as a proud tribute to his teachers, Alfred Peet and Sal Bonavita, as well as John’s own continued, artisan legacy.