Penrose (Espresso Blend)

$19.00-$76.00

TASTE NOTES

chocolate, nutty, nougat, graham, roasted marshmallow, red grape undertone

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PENROSE TEAM TASTE NOTES (v33)

chocolate, nutty, nougat, graham, roasted marshmallow, red grape undertone

 

PENROSE SOURCING & INTENTION

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.

 

SOURCING NOTES (v33)

Our 33rd iteration is a blend of two coffees. The bulk of this blend (70%) is a pulped natural process coffee from farm partner, Fazenda Rio Brihlante in Brazil. This is one of the largest farms (fazendas) in the country, with more than 1600 hectares dedicated to coffee. Coffee cherries from Rio Brihlante are processed by the Los Volcanes quality control lab and mill.

The second component (30%) of Version 33 is sourced from eight smallholder farmers delivering to the Manos Juntas Micromill, located in the Cauca region of Colombia. Upon arrival, the cherries are placed in large airtight tanks to begin fermentation. Adding this splash of natural coffee turns up the complexity of the Penrose blend and rounds out its profile with lush fruit flavors.

 

 

Producer 70%:
Fazenda Rio Brilhante
Country 70%:
Brazil
Region 70%:
Cerrado Mineira
Process 70%:
Pulped Natural
Sourcing Partners 70%:
Los Volcanes (mill & exporter), Falcon (importer)
Producer 30%:
Manos Juntas Micromill
Country 30%:
Colombia
Region 30%:
Cauca
Process 30%:
Natural
Sourcing Partners 30%:
Café Imports (importer)
Harvest:
May – August 2021
Altitude:
900 – 2100 MASL
Varieties:
Arara, Bourbon, Castillo, Catuai, Colombia, F6, Icatu, Topazio
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