There is a diverse selection of coffees here and the chance to try out a selection of brewing techniques. Our recommendations are:
GUATEMALA / EL LIBANO / LIGHT ROAST
El Libano is an ward winning farm in Acatenango, Guatemala - a less well known region in the country, but one that nevertheless produces exemplary quality. We're running two roast profiles of this coffee to showcase it's potential in different ways. This roast profile is fast, with the maillard reaction phase of the roast reduced and caramelisation kept short to retain sweetness, brightness and the unique terroir caracteristics of the coffee. Flavours of toffee, pear and green apple are present through the brew until the finish brings delicate acacia blossom aromatics. The acidity is medium intensity and grape like in quality while the mouthfeel has a creaminess that rolls luxuriously on the palate.
GUATEMALA / EL LIBANO / DARK ROAST
El Libano is an ward winning farm in Acatenango, Guatemala - a less well known region in the country, but one that nevertheless produces exemplary quality. We're running two roast profiles of this coffee to showcase it's potential in different ways. this second coffee is the fuller, richer and cocoa focused roast. To balance the dark chocolate like character we've stretched the caramelisation phase of the roast and ensured there is some underlying forest fruit like flavours on the finish. The mouthfeel is dense and luxurious and the Typica cultivar brings a structured low intensity acidity adding taste balance on the finis
Dumerso mill, about four miles north of Yirga Chefe town, is known for producing some of the best natural process from Ethiopia's famous Yirgacheffe region. Sourced through Ethiopias auction system the roast has been kept on the lighter side to preserve sweet syrupy nature of this coffee. Flavours of blueberry amarena cherry and mango lead onto a complex malic and tartaric acidity .
COBBLESTONE / BLEND
Our second house blend cobblestone is a fresh, juicy, and sweet espresso blend that has gained a firm following with Scottish cafes since it's launch in 2014. It's medium bodied and has a wide range of possible flavour profiles depending on the way it's brewed. At the roastery we love to focus on flavours of caramel, roasted almonds and red berry fruit when brewing as an espresso. As a filter the red berries and subtle high quality grape like acidity is more present.
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