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Skookum means “strong/great” in the old Chinook parlance. A blend as big, bold and natural as the Great Northwest. This is Kaupy Kahkwa Koosah (Coffee Like Heaven)!™
The Story Behind the Skookum® Blend
Whether it’s a war party or a barbecue, it calls for a fresh pot of Skookum® Blend, or why bother? This blend is as big, bold and natural as the Great Northwest. “Skookum,” from the Chinook trade jargon of the great first nations, means “Strong.” We named this unique blend in tribute to those great cultures and their heritage that has so enriched and instructed the lives of all of us.
As a company with deep roots in Ketchikan we wish to honor and pay respect the original Peoples of this beautiful land: the Lingít (Tlingit), Xaadaas (Haida), and Ts’msyen (Tsimshian).
One way we are doing that is by providing direct financial support to the Sealaska Heritage Baby Raven Reads program. This program reflects our values which include early literacy as the foundation for personal growth, lifelong learning, and a means to pass essential knowledge and traditions from one generation to the next.
We are committing 100% of the profits from our Skookum® branded products to this effort to be given as an annual donation to support Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Baby Raven Reads program. Learn more about the award-winning Baby Raven Reads program here.
Full City Roast
Perched just before a Dark Roast is the Full City Roast. The coffee appears dark, the oils are just starting to emerge from the beans, sugars are more developed, and the flavors from the roasting process are more fully present. These blends bring together the flavors of the bean and the browning tastes from roasting.