July 03, 2018
UNITEA Stories: Aldea Coffee
"Sharing the experience"
"Our baristas engage in conversation with customers about tea during tea preparation. We share what is happening, and watch the tea leaves unfurl slowly as the water reaches them. Sharing tea with someone is an intimate experience. Serving someone their very first cup of tea, or introducing them to the world of loose leaf, the overall experience can bond people in a way they may have never experienced before."
/ Pairing suggestion
Nepali Golden Black tea with a vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. The depth and earthiness of the tea accompany the peanut butter perfectly.
Based in Michigan, USA, Aldea Coffee serves fair trade specialty coffees directly purchased from farmers in La Union, Honduras. Their organic loose leaf teas are ethically sourced by Young Mountain Teas in Oregon, who builds partnerships with tea farmers in areas such as Nepal and India.