Rochester’s New Bonfire Blend
Rochester’s new Bonfire Blend is meant to be enjoyed around a campfire with friends. This unique blend consists of coffee from Vietnam, Honduras and Mexico. It’s then roasted carefully to extract flavors of chocolate, nougat and a slight hint of smoke. Our head coffee roaster, Philip Enloe, created the Bonfire Blend as a loving tribute to his late father and cowboy poet Glen Enloe.
A Fitting Tribute
Early on in his in-home coffee roasting journey, Philip would occasionally roast the beans a little too long. Rather than waste the beans, Philip would give them to his dad to brew. Glen would always say, “It’s a little lighter than I like, but it’s good.” The Bonfire Blend nods gently to these smoky origins.
Glen Enloe published numerous poems and poetry collections throughout his years. The Last Sip reminisces about the past while recognizing the fate that awaits us all.
The Last Sip
The old cowpoke drank his coffee
And thought of days long past –
The land that stretched far as you see
And things that do not last.
The foolish pride that once brought fire
To a young cowboy’s heart –
Are forgotten now in the mire
Like friends that now depart.
Upon a ride that you’ll soon take
Into that setting sun –
As you look back for your own sake
To know that you are done.
~ Glen Enloe
We hope you enjoy this coffee and take Glen’s advice to make every sip count.
Rochester Brewing and Roasting is Kansas City’s first craft beer and coffee roastery under one roof. We’ve created welcoming spaces to gather – day and night. Come early for the coffee, stay late for the beer!