Fire Department Coffee Honors Navy Traditions With New Shellback Espresso


Veteran-owned Fire Department Coffee recently introduced its newest coffee roast, Shellback Espresso, paying tribute to one of the Navy’s most time-honored traditions and shining a light on the deep connections between the Navy and the fire service.

In a centuries-old seafaring tradition, upon crossing the equator for the first time, a sailor sheds their lowly “Pollywog” status and becomes a “Shellback.” The occasion is marked by an elaborate ceremony that incorporates the mythology of King Neptune and Davy Jones.

Shellback Espresso features a blend of Brazilian, Indonesian and Colombian coffee beans, harvested along the equator.

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