Penrose (Espresso Blend)
$18.25 – $36.50
PENROSE TEAM TASTE NOTES (v25)
graham, dark chocolate, raspberry marmalade
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 (v25)
We’ve traveled to Colombia many times in the last decade and sourced many great coffees. Unfortunately, we were without a centralized partner until this last year. Fortunately, our importer Collaborative Coffee Sourced introduced us to Fairfield Trading. Their centralized office and dry mill in Huila is an awesome convergence point for new and old partners in Colombia.
This version of Penrose marries two new Colombian offerings for us. First, a large community lot from growers in Nariño that Fairfield calls ‘Frontera de Nariño.’ This coffee serves as the sweet and balanced base of the blend. To that, we add a small amount of coffee from the Guarnizo brothers. Andrew visited their farms in 2019 and came back inspired by their intentional and creative composting methods, which turns the flavor notes of their washed offerings into something unexpected. The tangy and fruity flavors in their coffee serve perfectly in this espresso blend, offering complexity and a small bit of fruitiness to the espresso. Typically, we rely on a naturally-processed coffee to achieve this complexity, but we think you’ll be quite happy with this 100% washed version.
- Producer :
- Ayutepeque farm (part of Cuatro M)
- Country :
- El Salvador
- Region :
- Santa Ana
- Process 75%:
- Process 25%:
- October 2018 – February 2019
- Partnership Length:
- 2nd Harvest
- Sourcing Partners:
- Ayutepeque (farm), Cuatro M (farm group), Odyssey (importer)