2021 Winner Interview

2021 Winner Interview

Chris Culler For The Win!

Strong, heavy body. Chestnut aroma. Tastes of almond and dark chocolate.

This year’s It’s a Wonderful Blend Roasting Competition winner is Chris Culler. Chris is a roaster here at Dillanos with 18 years experience in the coffee industry.  His victory in this year’s roasters competition was his second win since we started developing our annual holiday blend by competition a few years back.

Our Director of Coffee, Phil Beattie, says that this year’s It’s a Wonderful Blend is one of the best we’ve had yet.

The secret to his success?  Chris said he used a blend pre-roast method, then followed up with a little more of the single origin to bring his custom medium-roast coffee profile to completion.

When it comes to his recommended brew method Chris says, “it’s meant for sharing”. So get ready to break out your Chemex, French Press, and drip brewers this season.  The blend is great with or without cream and lends itself well to holiday coffee cocktails as well.

2021 It's a Wonderful Blend Competition Tasting