A decade ago, De La Paz was a small underdog coffee roaster in San Francisco's Mission District. They didn't get as much buzz as Ritual or Blue Bottle, but the coffee was pretty good, a variety of coffees from single origins to blends, light roast to medium plus. When Four Barrel Coffee bought De La Paz, they decided to focus De La Paz on sweetness and body of blends while Four Barrel is focused on single-origin coffees.
This big, blue, bold, and bodacious blend is the deepest, darkest, and most developed De La Paz offering. It's a heavy, syrupy, and slightly smoky blend that asserts itself like any big city citizen. Sourced from Guatemala el Trifinio and Honduras Santa Barbara, it's got layers upon layers with dark chocolate, molasses and pecan pie.
Susan Davidson Kim
This is a great coffee for a pour over
If you like smoky, dark coffee, this is one of the best of its kind. You can’t go wrong with de la Paz. If you want something lighter, go for peel sessions. Something nuttier, go for Graceland.