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Hidden Fortress American Blonde Coffee
American Blonde–closeup of the light colored grounds

American Blonde


Ultralight blend. Low roast flavor, creamy and nutty with highlights of vanilla and apricot.

American  roast (extra light).

$8 for 6 ounces
$13 for 12 ounces
$17 for 1 pound
$32 for 2 pounds


This is a blend for those who like to be blasted by a powerful caffeine punch and don’t like the deep roasted (or burnt) flavors of dark roasted coffee. A light roast allows varietal characteristics and delicate compounds to come through that are usually cooked out of darker roasted coffee.

We developed this blend in response to a growing demand for very light roasted coffee.  By blending several South and Central American coffees we have been able to create a smooth very light roast. A roast this light means the coffee is very high in caffeine and has a complex acidity. The appearance of the beans is mottled and uneven, but this irregular appearance disappears when the coffee is ground. Some of the more delicate flavors and compounds of the coffee varieties are preserved, but there is very little roast flavor. This makes the coffee taste very interesting, but very different, from what you might be used to! Our blend has a smooth, almost buttery flavor with hints of white chocolate and citrus blossom.

If you like French Roast, you probobly won’t like American Blonde. But if you like strong tea, its worth a try. If you want to increase the caffeine punch of your favorite daily grind, try blending this with a darker roast for the coffee version of a black and tan! Note: Only available in American roast (light). 

Additional information
Weight lbs
Package Size

1 pound, 12 ounces, 2 pounds, 6 ounces (sample)

Grind Preference

Coarse: French Press, Fine: Espresso, Medium: drip/auto, Whole Bean: do not grind