Penrose (Espresso Blend)

$19.00-$76.00

TASTE NOTES

chocolate, malt, cherry, berry, tootsie roll

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PENROSE TEAM TASTE NOTES (v34)

chocolate, malt, cherry, berry, tootsie roll

 

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 (v34)

Our 34th iteration is a blend of two coffees. The bulk of this blend (75%) is a washed process coffee sourced from 15 smallholder farms in La Cordillera of Dipilto, a nature reserve near the border of Honduras. The region’s biodiversity, high elevations, fertile soil, and varying microclimates produce distinct and delicious coffee, making it known as “the capital of specialty coffee in Nicaragua.” The second component (25%) is a natural process from the farm Finca Pacayal in Honduras. Edgar and Karen Carrillo founded Finca Pacayal in 2014 in response to rising unemployment in Maracal. They work under the mantra “quality does not suffer crisis.” Adding this splash of natural coffee gives the Penrose blend a syrupy, full body and rounds out its profile with lively fruit flavors.

 

 

Producer 75%:
15 small-holder producers
Country 75%:
Nicaragua
Region 75%:
Dipilto, Jalapa, Mozonte
Process 75%:
Washed
Sourcing Partners 75%:
Caravela (importer)
Producer 25%:
Finca Pacayal
Country 25%:
Honduras
Region 25%:
Marcala
Process 25%:
Natural
Sourcing Partners 25%:
Royal Coffee NY (importer)
Harvest:
December 2021 – March 2022
Altitude:
1250 – 1700 MASL
Varieties:
Pacas, Catuai, Caturra, Maracaturra, Icatu
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