Molon Labe…’Come and Take Them’ (Medium-Dark Roast Only)
The simple but powerful phrase spoken by King Leonidas of Sparta directly to Xerxes I of Persia when he demanded the Spartan army lay down their weapons and surrender. Molon Labe was a cutting remark intended to both deflate a pompous ego and challenge a culture intent on ripping away Sparta’s freedom.
In Sparta, actions were more important than words and King Leonidas’ powerful phrase was followed by three days of legendary battle. Although vastly outnumbered, the Spartans inflicted heavy damage upon the Persian Army and set the stage for a later, more important Greek victory.
The battle and phrase have become intertwined and the Spartans’ courage and King Leonidas’ phrase are recognized as a sign of what superior training, motivation and love of freedom can accomplish against overwhelming odds.
The Spartan Blend is a mix of a medium roast African and dark roasted Indonesian beans which provides a strong but smooth, no frills brew to start your day whether protecting your country abroad or building liberties back home.