Quality and Flavor:
This coffee is a blend of two single origins: Chiapas Mexico, and Yirgacheffe Ethiopia. Each is roasted to flavorful perfection, meant to highlight each's regional qualities and avoid the common flavors of darker roasts.
Our coffee is carefully handcrafted in small batches, with attention to the smallest details. That means every cup of Space Monkey will have the great taste you expect. Enjoy!
Story: Inspired by Miss Able of Independence
First Surviving U.S. Monkey in Space.
Miss Able was born in Independence, KS at Ralph Mitchell Zoo inside of Monkey Island.
The zoo's Monkey Island was built as part of the U.S. Government's WPA work program to help create jobs during the Great Depression. Miss Able was selected for the flight because of her disposition and health, based on a series of tests.
As the Soviet Union had already successfully sent and returned mammals alive from space, the pressure was on for the U.S. to meet and exceed this feat by sending primates and returning them alive.
Miss Able left Earth on board the Jupiter AM-18, went into space, and returned into the Atlantic Ocean, near Puerto Rico. The total flight was 16 minutes, and included 9 minutes of weightlessness.
For Able's bravery and adventurousness, we celebrate her with our coffee Space Monkey.