Tektōn v.8$15.50 – $31.00
We are craftspeople dedicated to exhibiting the qualities of one of the most flavorful beverages in the world. What we attempt to create and construct are flavor experiences that are balanced, intoxicating, and special. While our single origin offerings exhibit qualities that are delicious and complete by themselves, blending can create something unique that none of our coffees offer by themselves. We are inspired by French wine and cocktails like the Sazerac. By adding a small amount of five quality ingredients (sugar, bitters, lemon, absinthe, ice), a serving of perfectly good whiskey becomes a different, yet delicious, taste experience than that offered by any neat whiskey.
We are excited to offer Tektōn as a compliment to our single origin offerings. It matches the integrity of those offerings by remaining a seasonal coffee with a transparent supply chain. We embrace the future insight and taste experiences Tektōn will provide.
Another great blend of coffees will be occupying our Tektōn v8 bags. We have now tasted a number of great coffees from Honduras this harvest. A large lot from the RAOS cooperative in La Paz, Marcala will make up 73% of version 8, while the remainder of the blend will be coffee from small-holders in Kaffa, Ethiopia.
Team taste notes: pear, nougat, nectarine, caramel, berry
- Country 73%:
- Producer 73%:
- RAOS cooperative
- Region 73%:
- La Paz, Marcala
- Process 73%:
- Importer 73%:
- Café Imports
- Country 27%:
- Producer 27%:
- Small-holder farmers
- Region 27%:
- Process 27%:
- Importer 27%:
- the Collaborative Coffee Source
- Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Heirloom Ethiopian
- November 2016 – March 2017
Las Nubes$16.00 – $32.00
Las Nubes is a sweet and malty coffee from Nicaragua. This farm is in the Matagalpa region. The producer, Bayard Reyes, is a third generation coffee farmer. This specific lot comes from a section of his farm he named in honor of his father, Don Mauricio.
The farm is quite large, employees over thirty year-round workers, utilizes wind and solar power, and runs a small school for local children. The manager of the farm, Hilda, is one of very few female farm managers that is not doing her job out of a family connection/obligation.
Team taste notes: malt, cream, nutty, green tea
- 1250 MASL
- Red & Yellow Catuai
- December 2016 – March 2017
- Ally Coffee
Wonago$18.50 – $37.00
Wonago is a small region and town within the larger Yirgacheffe growing zone of Ethiopia. Coffees in this lot are produced by small-holder farmers and brought to centralized markets of the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX). The coffees are cupped and graded by ECX officials before being offered at auction. From there, the coffees were purchased by Heleanna Georgalis of the Moplaco Trading Company. Heleanna and her team sort the coffee meticulously and blend them into lots available for export. The Collaborative Coffee Source brought this coffee into the US and to our attention. We have started working with them because of the incredible quality we’re finding in their Ethiopian sourcing.
Coffees from Yirgacheffe are known for their expressive fruitiness and floral qualities. This cup gathers everything wonderful about this unique origin and presents it with clarity and complexity that make washed Ethiopian coffees one of our perennial favorites.
Team taste notes: lemon, orange, lime, Runts candy, candied grapefruit
- 1700 – 1800 MASL
- November 2016 – January 2017
- The Collaborative Coffee Source
Las Moritas$19.50 – $39.00
Ever since Blueprint’s first visit to Las Moritas in 2015 we have worked in collaboration with Josue Morales of TG Lab to support the evolution of this farm. Higinio Gomez’s farm is a stunning farm high in the Sierra Las Minas mountain range. His farm ranges in altitude from 1700 to 1900 meters with a panoramic view of Guatemala where, on a clear day, Volcan de Agua can easily be seen, which is over 50 miles away.
Early this year, Josue arranged for Higinio, his wife Doña Aura and our green buyer, Andrew Timko, to have dinner at their home. Before dinner Josue showed Andrew a section of Pacamara he and Higinio had been working on for the past few years. This section of Pacamara is their “baby” and Josue and Higinio offered the first production lot of this lot to Blueprint, which we accepted .
Over dinner the conversation changed to Higinio’s future goals for the farm and ways that Blueprint could assist. Higinio, like many farmers, is trying to reduce his dependency on fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides at his farm. He has witnessed the increase in expense and dependency on these items as well as the negative affects it has on the soil. Based on his feedback, TG Lab and Blueprint set-up a 2-day Biological Farming training this September, where Higinio and many other farmers from the area were able to improve their composting methods and learn methods to promote beneficial organisms in their soil.
We feel quite privileged to share this exclusive coffee with our customers. It is truly the fruition of Higinio Gomez’s dedication, Josue Morales’ passion, and a great partnership. Enjoy the complex cumin and raisin aroma, savory tomato and dark cherry brightness, and dense chocolate ganache texture.
Las Moritas is a farm located in the county of San Antonio La Paz in the department of El Progreso in Guatemala. Part of the mountain range known as Sierra de Las Minas, Las Moritas goes from 1700 to 1900 meters in altitude. This is the highest non-volcanic chain of mountains in Guatemala outside of the Huehuetenango Region. This farm is owned and operated by Don Higinio Gómez and his wife Doña Aura, who were among the first visionary farmers to transition into coffee over forty years ago. The farm has an extension of 60 hectares where Borbon, Pache San Ramón and an assorted mix of unidentified yellow varietals grow under native forest shade. A micro-climate of humid forest dominated by pine trees gives character to this new profile of coffee that we are recently starting to discover.
- El Progreso
- 1700 – 1900 MASL
- February – March 2017
- Sourcing Partners:
- TG-Lab & InterAmerican
Penrose V.14$14.00 – $28.00
PENROSE (named after the triangle) is our “house” espresso. We feel the perfect espresso is an impossible goal, but we still strive to create it. PENROSE is our ever-updated offering in the quest for the perfect espresso. While the seasonal components at times may be single-origin, and at others a blend, it is always perfect for your hopper.
PENROSE also does well in the brewer – look for notes of lasting sweetness and heavy body, with a subdued acidity.
For v14, we’re happy to bring you a blend based on years of relationships and Penrose blending. 78% of the blend is from a group of farms in Antigua, Guatemala that have been owned by the same family for two generations. The coffee from all three of these farms is processed by our partners, TG-Labs, at their Nueva Esperanza mill. The collection of coffees we’re using are from the early harvest that Andrew Timko, our green buyer, was able to cup when he visited in January. It is sweet and lactic, with notes of soft fruit. In addition, we’re adding 22% of a natural-process lot from the COMSA cooperative in Marcala, Honduras. We’ve used this coffee in some of our very favorite versions of Penrose. It is sweet, syrupy, funky, and fragrant. Together, the coffees present and dynamic and heavy-bodied espresso.
- Producer 78%:
- Fincas de San Carlos
- Country 78%:
- Region 78%:
- Importer 78%:
- InterAmerican Coffee
- Process 78%:
- Producer 22%:
- COMSA Cooperative
- Country 22%:
- Region 22%:
- La Paz, Marcala
- Importer 22%:
- Royal Coffee N.Y.
- Process 22%:
- Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
- December 2016 – April 2017
Decaf Caldas$14.50 – $29.00
Decaf EA Caldas is from a central region in Colombia historically known for coffee growing. The Caldas region is part of the “Triangulo Del Café” or the Coffee Triangle, which is where the majority of Colombian Coffee is grown. The region is called the “coffee belt” because its unique climate allows for harvesting all year round with a few peak seasons.
Café Imports seeks to source great coffees for their Origin Select Decaf program and they have once again succeeded. The Decaf EA Caldas is a phenomenal coffee, not just for among decafs.
We taste: milk chocolate, brown sugar,cherry, orange
- 1600 – 1800 MASL
- Washed, Sugarcane EA Decaf
- Castillo, Catura
- January – February 2017
- Café Imports
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