2023 Holiday Blend
2023 Holiday Blend
Introducing Beezus' Holiday Blend: a festive medium-dark Viennese roast with luxurious dark cocoa, vibrant orange, and warm spice notes.
This coffee is our 2023 limited reserve and is only available through December 31.
First Lieutenant Timothy E. Fallon, USMC (Retired) and his Seeing Eye dog Beezus.
Lieutenant Tim Fallon's life story is a powerful example of resilience and unwavering spirit. His journey, which starts in Long Valley, New Jersey, shows us how the values of hard work and dedication, instilled by his father and grandfather, shaped him into a courageous Marine Corps officer.
After graduating college in 2008, Tim began his military career at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, followed by The Basic School and the Infantry Officer's Course. By the end of 2009, he was leading the 1st Platoon of Fox Company in the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines.
In 2010, Tim and his battalion were stationed at a remote base in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Here, he faced one of his life's most challenging moments. On November 18, while on patrol, Tim was struck by an IED explosion. The blast took his sight and claimed the life of his friend and Afghan platoon leader, Imad.
The aftermath of this incident tested Tim's strength beyond the battlefield. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he underwent a grueling recovery, battling not just physical wounds but the psychological impact of losing his sight. His resilience shone through as he adapted to his new circumstances, learning essential life skills at the Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital.
A significant turning point in Tim's life was when he was matched and trained with his first Seeing Eye dog, Orson. This bond brought new hope and independence, allowing Tim to regain confidence in navigating his new world without sight.
Today, Tim is accompanied by his third service dog, Beezus, who is also the face of our 2023 Holiday Blend. Beezus continues the legacy of providing support and companionship while empowering this young Marine to live a full and adventurous life.
HIGH ELEVATION & SHADE-GROWN
Coffee plants grown under a sun-filtering canopy allows the coffee cherries to develop slower. This delayed maturation intensifies flavors and nutrients with the coffee fruit, and the bean inside. Shade-grown coffee will naturally have more complex flavors — much like a fine wine — that our skilled roaster can enhance in the roasting process.
There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-roasted coffee. Savor that sweet, fragrant aroma every time you open our bag because all of our coffees are roasted AFTER we get your order. That means your bag of coffee goes from our roaster to your cup in less than five days.
WE'RE IN THE TOP 3%
We only sell specialty grade coffee. To earn the coveted "specialty grade" label, coffee beans must undergo a rigorous classification process that ensures they meet the highest quality standards. Only coffee graded 80 points or above on a 100-point scale by a certified coffee taster (SCAA) or by a licensed Q Grader(CQI) qualifies. Less than 3% of the world's coffee supply meets these demanding standards.
IS THIS COFFEE FRESH?
Unlike many other artisan coffee roasters, we don’t roast small batches and keep them on the shelf waiting for an order to come in.
We get why they do it. It’s all about inventory management and efficiency in roasting.
But, we at Adventure Dog Coffee are all about taste…as much as the efficiency gurus would like us to be otherwise.
All of our coffees are roasted AFTER we get your order.
We currently roast all new orders every Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Since the beans have to degas for several hours after roasting, they are not packed in bags and shipped until the next business day. K-cups de-gas an extra day before sealing and shipping.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROASTS?
This is going to be a mild oversimplification...so coffee snobs should not get their undies in a bunch with what we’re going to say next.
Most American coffees are roasted to a medium. Just like most Europeans think American beer is weak and flavorless, they think the same about our medium roast coffees. That’s why they generally like to go with a dark roast.
The thing to remember is that roasting coffee is just like any other type of cooking. The less you cook it, the more inherent flavors are present. The more you cook it, the more you taste the cooking process instead of the food.
Kind of like sushi vs. deep-fried fish.
Light-roasted coffee will have more pronounced floral and citrus flavors.
Dark-roasted coffee (French and Italian roast) will tend to produce more nutty and chocolaty overtones.
And medium roast is kind of a blend between the two…and a great way to start if you’re not sure what your taste buds like yet.
If you're still not sure, reach out and we'll see if we can make some recommendations based on your taste preferences and favorite brewing method.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY COFFEE?
Our coffees are typically shipped the day following roasting. Beans have to de-gas before we seal them up in the bags or pods. This is why our 12-oz bags have a one-way valve near the top. This allows the beans to continue to vent gasses.
Most customers get their coffee in 3-5 days, depending on how motivated your USPS carrier is feeling that day.
Naturally, all bets are off around the holidays.
While most of our orders are roasted and shipped within 48 hours, we have zero control over what happens to your coffee once we hand it over to the USPS.
DOES THE LABEL MODEL DOG COME WITH EVERY BAG OF COFFEE?
Ummmm…no. You need to step away from the computer and get outside to clear your head a bit my friend. I'm sure Tim and Beezus aren't going to part ways.
DO YOU REALLY DONATE MONEY TO THE SEEING EYE?
Proceeds from every bag of coffee we sell goes directly to The Seeing Eye, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
We donate 100% of profits from every 12-oz bag of our holiday blend and 20% of other coffees sold.
We’d love to do more but we’re not a publicly traded coffee empire and content creation machine. We’re a young small business and have to stick with a per bag profit-sharing with The Seeing Eye for now.
Even if you don’t drink coffee, consider buying a bag or 10 for your friends and help The Seeing Eye get more highly skilled service dogs placed to help more people gain their independence and enjoy the great outdoors.