Penrose, named after the triangle, is our seasonal espresso blend. 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 will vary throughout the year, it is always (nearly) perfect for your hopper.
Penrose seasonal espresso blend aims to:
be a reliable and consistent offering
be delicious with milk and without milk
maintain seasonality and farm-to-cup traceability
maintain a stable price point so it can be the main espresso on our bar and the bars of many of our wholesale partners
be easy to dial-in on an espresso grinder
Penrose also does well in the brewer – look for notes of lasting sweetness and heavy body, with a subdued acidity.
We could probably dub version 21 “origin legends,” as the coffees both come from famous and long-established coffee producers. The majority of the blend is from Coopedota in Tarrazu, Costa Rica. Supplying some intense, fruity sweetness is a natural process coffee from the Koke station near Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. This blend follows the successful blending ratio of washed to natural coffees that many successful version of Penrose have contained. Therefore, expect balanced sweetness, some subtle fruit, and big body.