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The Flower Fields, Estate BlendCarlsbad, CA

Coffee Varietal: Estate Blend
Tasting Notes: Cinnamon, Lemon & Sugar Cane

The Flower Fields ® is a product of horticultural craftsmanship and is primarily known for its beautiful orchards of colorful ranunculus. This year’s blend is made up of Cuicateco and Typica. The cup is complex and lingers with spice and stone fruit. It won’t be long before you can brew a cup of this exciting coffee and walk the many rows of ranunculus. Touring season opens in March and is an experience not to miss in the San Diego region.

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PLEASE NOTE: COFFEE IS SHIPPED WITHIN ONE WEEK OF ORDERING AND WITHIN 2-3 DAYS AFTER ROASTING

Farmers

The Flower Fields:
Mike Mellano

The Flower Fields is a product of horticultural craftsmanship, a legacy to three longstanding flower families, a cultural emblem of Carlsbad, and an artistic display of nature. The location, rising nearly 300 feet from the southern California coastline, has been a unique growing area for more than 100 years. Coffee is the latest crop to benefit from the mild coastal climate and sandy loam soils.

Starting in the 1920s with the hard work of Luther Gage, along with his neighbor Frank Frazee and Frank’s son, Edwin, and continuing with the Ecke Family and Mellano & Company, The Flower Fields has grown into a beautiful display of floral excellence that attracts visitors from around the world.

In 2014 coffee entered the stage. The Ecke family and Mellano & Company partnered with Frinj Coffee to grow this intriguing crop for Southern California. Young trees of Coffea arabica were planted in the sandy loam soil above the Pacific Ocean. Each spring, the visitors to The Flower Fields can now delight in the hypnotic aroma of jasmine emitting from the delicate coffee flowers.

“I definitely will recommend Frinj coffee to my friends and anyone I know because of its flavor, because it’s organic, grown in Cali, and because of its background of how it got started.”

— Fredo, Julia, Juan & Lily

“I was blown away overall by the experience. From the demonstrations to the knowledge and kind- heartedness of each staff member… I was really impressed. One thing that stood out was the generosity of the group. Everyone was wanting to […]

— Daniel

“Great tour. Everyone was very friendly knowledgeable with all the questions asked.”

— John

“The experience I had went beyond my expectations, I expected a really good experience, but it was really really really really really really good! it was awesome!!! The pace was just perfect, we were not rushed, we had plenty of […]

— Fredo, Julia, Juan & Lily

“The first American coffee grown. I can not wait to have it every morning.”

— Debbie Jo Cousins Pope