Perfectly ripe, meticulously processed, precisely roasted single origin, low acid, specialty coffee beans meet buttery smooth, mildly sweet pistachios to create a princely treasure.
The depth of the pistachio nut flavor mingles with our low acid, nutrient dense coffee resulting in a creamy, smooth invitation for nothing shy of palate pleasure.
Medium Roast Coffee Beans
(Specialty Arabica Beans)
Single Origin From
Small Farms In A
Nationally Protected Area
Shade And Elevation Grown
(Slow Grown In The Mountains Of Nicaragua For Optimal Flavor And Low Acidity)
Fairly Traded (Our Coffee Farmers Are Paid A Fair Wage)
My grandfather loved to tell stories.
“Did I ever tell you of the time…” “I bet you never knew…” “You know, my dad used to say…” Those were some of his best opening lines.
I’m pretty certain the man was happiest with a mug of freshly brewed coffee cupped in his hands, sitting in his chair near the fireplace, with an audience of grandchildren gathered around his feet.
I can still hear the sound the percolator would make when the coffee was ready. I can still smell the strong, warm aroma of the coffee and see the steam lifting up from the mug in his hands.
His voice was deep. It was strong. It was comforting.
No matter the story, they always had a way of making me feel secure and peaceful.
So, when we’d smell the coffee brewing, then see him take a seat in his chair with his mug, we knew it was story time.
My favorite was the one about the pistachios and the prince.
Now, my grandfather told us this one was not only true, but had a great lesson behind it. And, while I get it now as an adult, I remember as a child solely focusing on the prince and the pistachios (perhaps that’s why they’re still my favorite nut even today).
My grandfather pulled out his faded, worn, leather Bible. And, still sipping on his mug of coffee, he began to tell us of a story of many brothers.
These brothers were overcome by jealousy. They believed their father loved their youngest brother more than them, so they let that root of jealousy grow so deep that they plotted to kill their youngest brother.
Thankfully, the brothers did not kill the young boy, but sadly they did sell him to slave traders.
I can remember fearing for the boy. What would happen to him?
Well, it turns out, the boy grew up and God granted him great favor even in his captivity. In fact, he found such great favor that he became an advisor to Pharoah, the king of Egypt.
My grandfather went on to tell us that this young man might as well have been an Egyptian prince. All the people came to him for his wisdom, which was granted by God Himself.
And, his brothers? Eventually they would come to see him again. And, though the young man could’ve held resentment towards them for treating him so badly, instead he showed them mercy. He forgave his brothers.
But, before revealing just who he really was to them, before he forgave them, he sent them back to their home and told them he wanted them to bring their youngest brother to him as well. He even inquired about their father.
Hmmm, I thought...weren’t his brothers the least bit curious as to how this man knew so much about them?
My grandfather didn’t know the answer to my pondering there, but he said that when the brothers told their father about the prince, he sent them back to him with all kinds of gifts.
Now, these gifts sounded a bit peculiar to me, but grandfather says they were precious, fine gifts nonetheless.
He sent them back to the prince (their brother) with the finest gifts in all the land: “a little balm, and a little honey, gum (I remember my grandfather clarifying that this wasn’t like Bazooka gum either), myrrh, and pistachio nuts…”
Now, I didn’t know what most of those items were except for honey and pistachios, and neither of which sounded like precious gifts to me.
But, he assured me, these items were indeed the finest, most exquisite things.
Pistachios...a gift for a prince?
Well, they truly must’ve been a fine gift, because when the brothers saw the prince again, this is when he told them who he really was.
He wept with them. He forgave them.
The brothers, all together and happy, then had an enormous feast.
I can still hear my grandfather saying: “a feast to celebrate forgiveness, complete with the finest foods: pistachios...and you know, I’d like to believe they served coffee there too!”
To this day, every time I brew a cup of coffee, I think of my grandfather.
And, as the rich, bold aromas waft from my mug, I think of smooth, buttery, slightly sweet pistachios. I think of princes. I think of feasts with family. I think of forgiveness.
A portion of the profits are donated to Rainforest Trust and Project Alianza for conservation of the wild life and to build schools in local areas for the farmers children.
I have a big sweet tooth. When I'm looking for something to satisfy this craving during the day or after a meal, I make a cup of Lifeboost's Specialty Flavored Coffee and add a couple tablespoons of heavy whipping cream.
You have one of the most delicious healthy treats on the planet.
It's quite possibly heaven in a cup"
- DR. Charles Livingston D.C., C.C.W.P