Just when I thought I was out, the butter beat spoons me back in. I was content to hang up my top hat and monocle and leave coverage of the nexus of coffee and legume-based spreads to the next generation of hungry nut butterists, but when given the opportunity to take first scoops from the chaste nut butter news of the day, how could I refuse a dip?
It was a little over a year ago when we first reported that Big Spoon Coffee Roasters teamed up with Intelligentsia Coffee for a special release an espresso nut butter made with Black Cat espresso. But now the North Carolina-based artisanal butterist is back to one up their peanut, almond, and espresso spread (espreadso?). In collaboration with the Bay Area’s Equator Coffees & Teas, Big Spoon has just announced the release of an almond hazelnut butter made with Equator’s Tigerwalk Espresso.
Like with all of Big Spoon’s edible spreadables, the new collab is light on ingredients; it’s made up of only “fresh-roasted heirloom California Mission almonds, Oregon Barcelona and Clark variety hazelnuts, [raw organic] coconut crystals, [organic Madagascar] vanilla, [Vietnamese] cinnamon, and sea salt with Equator Coffees & Teas’ flagship Tigerwalk Espresso,” per a press release.
“Equator is excited to collaborate with Big Spoon Roasters on their latest Espresso nut butter,” said Ted Stachura, Director of Coffee at Equator Coffees & Teas. “We tasted different espresso blends in combination with variations of nut butter before landing on this recipe, which features our flagship Tigerwalk Espresso. This well-balanced blend is sweet and creamy, yielding a broad range of delicate fruit flavors that complement this special nut butter recipe perfectly.”
The special release nut butter retails for $12.50 for a 10-ounce jar and can be purchased via Big Spoon’s and Equator’s respective webstores. And starting today, for the next two weeks the Proof, Miller, Larkspur, and Fort Mason Equator locations will be offering $3 off a 12-ounce bag of Tigerwalk Espresso with any purchase of a jar of the nut butter collaboration.
For more information, visit Big Spoon’s official website. Or, you know, just buy a jar. Seems like everything you need to know is under that lid. It’s good to be back on the butter beat.
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and butt nutter enthusiast.