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Missoula Blends that Taste Great on the Road

Here at Planetary Design, we absolutely love to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.  In our pursuit of beautiful landscapes around Missoula, Montana, we have also been searching for the best ways to enjoy our second love — a proper cup of coffee, that sweet bean juice.

Whether you like to savor your cup of joe while camping at Georgetown Lake, backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness or on a climbing trip through Kicking Horse, our products are meant to help you enjoy your greatest adventures around Montana and across the globe.  

While you’re doing whatever it is that you love to do, grab your Double Shot 3.0 and one of these coffee blends from our favorite local coffee roasters.

 

Logo Design for Rwanda Kivu Lake Bourbon coffee roast by Drum Coffee

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Drum Coffee – 600 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801

(pictured also above, photo courtesy of Drum Coffee Roasting)

Staff Pick: Rwanda Kivu Lake Bourbon

Drum Coffee opened its doors to Missoula in 2016 and has been curating popular coffee blends ever since.  Rwanda Kivu Lake Bourbon is an absolute masterpiece that gained its fame with Drum early on. With a delicate bourbon aroma, slight notes of lemon and honey first greet your palate and fade away into a soft finish of plum and cocoa. Take this medium roast wherever you go, and you are sure to start your day with a slow smile.

 

 

 

Logo design for The Hunt roast by Black Coffee Roasting Company

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Black Coffee Roasting Company – 525 East Spruce Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Staff Pick: The Hunt

The Hunt’s warm flavors and aromas coalesce in your mug to produce a hearty, full-bodied blend that naturally tantalizes the taste buds.  With plinking notes of baker’s chocolate and honey and highlighted undertones of strawberry and graham cracker, this blend is sure to please on any occasion.  The Hunt is also organically and ethically produced, boasting certifications from both Fair Trade and the Rainforest Alliance; you know you can enjoy your cup of coffee in the woods, completely guilt-free.  

 

 

 

 

A bag of Buddy Walk Blend Coffee by Hygge Coffee Company sits against a white background

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Hygge Coffee Company – 2811 Latimer Street, Missoula, MT 59808

Staff Pick: Buddy Walk Blend

Hygge (pronounced hyoo-guh) is a word of Danish origin that is meant to describe a feeling of intimate closeness, contentment and comfort — a feeling we get when we are generous and loving toward our fellow humans.  For each bag of Buddy Walk Blend sold, Hygge Coffee company donates a portion of the proceeds to the Montana Down Syndrome Association. With a bright, clean body, a savory aroma of roasted almonds and subtle undertones of vanilla and berries, this medium roast blend is sure to help you live hygge.

Buddy Walk Blend is Fair Trade certified and guaranteed to warm you up on a cool morning.

 

 

 

 A bag of Hunter Bay Coffee’s Ethiopian Sidamo roast sits atop an empty coffee sack

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Hunter Bay Coffee – 101 East Front Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Staff Pick: Organic Ethiopian Sidamo  (SOLO Series)

Hunter Bay’s Single Origin Limited Offering (SOLO) series of roasts proudly touts beans from one specific coffee-growing region of the world.  Sourced from indigenous coffee cultivars native to the Gedeo Zone in southern Ethiopia, the beans are roasted for Ethiopian Sidamo with regional nuance in mind, naturally highlighting a taste of berries and apricots paired with pleasantly underwhelming cacao undertones.  All of Hunter Bay’s roasts are 100% USDA organic and Direct Trade certified.   

 

 

 

On Your Next Adventure…

Wherever it may take you — no matter what you are doing — we sure you’ll enjoy your adventure just a little bit more with one of the amazing local Missoula roasts listed above. We’re pretty lucky to have both great roasting options and beautiful landscapes right outside our door!

Now that you’re keen to some of the best beans under the Big Sky, we’d love to let you in on another secret: our bonafide brewer Planetary Design French Press with Brüstop makes it easy to enjoy these roasts while on the go.

Planetary Design’s French Press with Brüstop sits atop a small log overlooking a vast and beautiful valley with rugged mountains far in the background