... located in the heart of historic downtown High River; you will find a small batch artisan coffee roaster plying his trade from well chosen exotic world- wide coffee beans. Coffee, hand- picked, boldly roasted on our turn of the century antique coffee roaster.
In his day, not only was he curious, he was also a coffee lover having tasted it on his many travels to Yemen. It was customary at the time in Yemen for the local noblemen and the European elite to indulge in coffee as an everyday pleasure. This ritual fascinated Louis with a feverish obsession and he wished to make this ritual part of everyday French culture.
So how does one procure a coffee tree from the Arabs, who jealously guarded their new discovery, from every leaving their country? A challenge, Louis took on gladly, but had to do so in secrecy.
A group of Dutch spies, owing Louis a favour, were summoned to steal, with much difficulty, a coffee tree. The tree was stolen from the Arabian port of Mocha and carried onto Java. It went by sea, to Holland and overland to Paris, into the hands of King Louis XIV.
Louis had the first greenhouse in Europe constructed to house the coffee tree, as the climate in France is unsuitable for growing coffee. In that greenhouse, under strict secrecy, the coffee tree flowered, bore fruit and became the single most important tree in the history of plantdom. Through botanical self-reliance, in that the coffee tree pollinates itself, many coffee trees were produced from this single tree in the greenhouse.
Now what to do with all these trees that could not be planted in the harsh climate of France. Louis realized that if he shipped these trees to lands under his control in Central and South America he could successfully grow the supply of coffee he so desperately wanted.
From that single coffee tree, billions of Arabica coffee trees growing in Central and South America, kick-started the coffee culture in France, ultimately spreading throughout Europe.
Throughout this entire process, King Louis XIV was adamant his strategy be a complete secret; as he was dealing with his friends, the Arabs, who would look no doubt unfavorably upon their relationship should they become aware of his actions. To navigate through this relationship, King Louis XIV swore all those involved to use a code name whenever referring to the work at hand.
That code name was: NOBLE TREE.
In honour of King Louis Nobel Tree efforts, we pursue European values and traditions that enhance coffee culture.
Our story is still being written, here in High River, Alberta.
Light Organic Espresso
For those individuals who crave a citrusy, single origin, light roasted espresso, light in body, lots of crema and a fruity finish.
A classic combination of South and Central American beans, blended with African and Indonesian coffees, contributes character to this full-bodied, slightly smokey, earthy, tart rush of dark coffee flavours.
Noble Tree Espresso
This four-bean espresso blend has a tartness that weighs heavy at the back of the tongue, but finishes with a clean, smooth, slightly nutty after-taste.
Swiss Water Colombian coffee has the caffeine removed naturally with water. Our Slow Roast technique produces a full taste espresso with plenty crema.
The Brazil Cerrado has a heavy body and is very sweet, usually with low acidity. It is grown on rolling hills, with dry weather, stable temperatures, and a well-defined rainy season. These factors help with consistent maturation of the fruit.
A mild flavour, medium rich mouth feel with a fruity overtone makes this coffee a favorite morning coffee, regardless of your medium or dark roast preference. This easy drinking coffee does well as a fruity, mild, soft espresso with no bitterness. Colombian coffee behaves well in a blend if you are toning down more aggressive coffees.
Costa Rican Tarrazu
The Tarrazu region produces much of the best consistent Costa Rian coffee. Noted for their bright acidity, clean crisp taste and complimented by their heavy bodied aftertaste. Located in the country’s interior mountains, all Tarrazu coffees are SHG(Strictly High Grown); considered to be among the best coffees available.
With a bright citrus acidity, the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe offers a lemony flavor with excellent sweetness, and a silk mouth feel. This coffee is grown in high altitudes that get lots of sun, even during the rainy season.
The Mexican Chiapas has a typical “coffee” aroma, with deep flavours, and pronounced sharpness. High Altitude mountain ranges are the ideal climate for cultivating this coffee.
Nicaragua coffee profiles as a mild coffee with a fruity snap, subtle floral hints and mild acidity. Uniquely different from neighbouring Central American coffee producers, this coffee aligns itself similar to subtle African flavour profiles. This characteristic is sought after by those individuals who enjoy Americano or a long Espresso. Cold Brew coffee made with Nicaragua makes a perfect summer beverage. Be creative and add ice cream or chocolate milk or caramel syrup.
Peru Chanchamayo Organic
This organic coffee has a medium body, soft citrus acidity, with a smooth clean finish, while also remaining nutty and balanced.
It is shade grown at high altitudes, which produces a denser bean and more complex flavours as a result of its slow maturation process.
The Sumatra Mandheling has a smooth, full mouth feel, and is slightly earthy.
Grown in cloudy climates, this coffee does not have direct sunlight for the whole day, which contributes to flavours that people know Sumatra for.
Colombian Swiss Water Decaf
Our single origin organic Colombian is decaffeinated using the Swiss Water method, which only uses water to remove the caffeine. This medium profile decaf has all of the flavour and body of our regular coffees.
This light coffee blend is designed for those who only enjoy drinking coffee in the morning. It has a smooth, light flavor, with a full body taste.
A blend of Indonesian, South and Central American medium roast coffees roasted separately then blended to profile a smooth, low acidity, slightly dusty, bright full flavour. This coffee, with low acidity is suitable for those individuals suffering from sensitive digestive issues such as acid reflux.
With hints of a slightly nutty and clean finish, this full-flavoured medium roast blend can be enjoyed all morning and well into the afternoon.
This coffee features our three-roast style (light, medium, and dark) blended together. Despite a slightly citrus aftertaste, the Diner Blend is considered to have a medium profile with a full body and is well appreciated on it’s own, or paired with any meal.
This single origin coffee grown in the Chiapas region of Mexico, is blended to characterize a medium dark flavour, with a bright and smooth taste.
A traditional blend of dark roast coffee with medium acidity and a smooth finish with no bitterness. Named after the Tibetan High Priest, Noldi; This blend is meant to stimulate reflection and thought.
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133 5 Avenue SW, Foothills No. 31, Alberta T1V 1A1, Canada
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