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.
The 20th version of Penrose presents a 100% washed blend of Huila, Colombia and Allona, Ethiopia. Washed coffees from Huila have frequently filled our offering sheet over the last few years. Allona, Ethiopia has been a recent highlight as a single origin, and we’re excited to be able to offer it as a blend component in this espresso.
Team taste notes: brown sugar, cocoa, orange, stone fruit
In 2016, our green coffee buyer, Andrew Timko, traveled to Colombia to do some hands-on training and application of his studies in Actively Aerated Compost Tea. He did this at Finca Tamana, owned by Elias Roa. There, he was able to learn more about making great compost with Elias and his pal Tim Wendelboe, who has done an extensive amount of work with Elias and now owns the neighboring farm, Finca El Suelo.
Elias is an extremely dedicated and smart producer. He’s aware of threats to the environmental and financial stability of his farm. We definitely look up to him and hope to share what we learned at Tamana with many of our origin partners. We are happy to once again offer coffee from Finca Tamana.
Team taste notes: toffee, nougat, grape, apple, pear, brown spice