Roasters of Fine Coffees in beautiful Santa Cruz, California

EightThreeOne, Winter/Spring 2019


EightThreeOne, Winter/Spring 2019

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A Word About our Espresso Series:

Blending coffee to make a great espresso, year in and year out, is one of the great challenges facing professional coffee roasters. There are two primary reasons to blend coffee. One is to harmonize coffees from various origins to perpetuate a desirable taste profile. The other is to save money by blending high grade beans with less expensive "filler" coffees. We don't engage in the sort of tomfoolery that the latter represents. It's profitable to do so, but we like to make good coffee first and foremost, and that's pretty much not going to happen with that approach. In contrast to the vast majority of specialty roasters, we don't purchase filler coffees to make blends. If a coffee is going to go in one of our blends, it's going to be good enough for us to offer as a stand alone single-origin. So, you'll see every component of our blends on our single-origin offer sheet as well.

About EightThreeOne:

We spend countless hours sourcing, cupping, trial roasting and tinkering with proportions to create our blends every season. EightThreeOne is in it's fifth year, inspired by some excellent Colombias that arrived at the table a few summers back. This Winter/Spring edition is primarily comprised of some a pretty Peru Norte, a sweet Antigua and a really nice Kenya Othaya that we've had this season. A bit of a natural Ethiopia to brighten up the finish, and that's it. Pretty coffee. Excellent straight or with a small amount of 140F milk. Nice in a macchiato or a cappuccino.

Brewing Parameters:

Temperature: 199-200F

Dose: 19-21 grams

Brew Time, Flat Profile, 8.5 Bars: 28-32 seconds

Brew Time, Pressure Ramp Profile, 7 Bar Peak: 38-40 seconds

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