Our very first blend and still our sweetheart. Delicately balanced with notes of date, caramel and lemon, it combines our favourite single-origin coffees to create a truly complex flavour profile. It’s no surprise it’s our most popular coffee. For more info download the complete factsheet of The Blend here or read below.
- Country Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia
- Region Vale de Grama, Nariño, Sidamo
- Farm Recreio, Inga Aponte, Guracho
- Certificate Conventional
Fazenda Recreio is situated in the Grama valley, near the city of Pocos de Calda. The Teixeira de Macedo family – who own the farm – is an example for others. They work hard to improve the coffee chain in general and feel genuinely responsible for their workers: they’ve built houses, a school and a church for them. They also do their absolute best to keep innovating and improving quality. By buying this coffee, you’ll support them in their endeavours. The Recreio farm often competes in the prestigious annual Cup of Excellence and has ended up in Top 5 several times. Their coffee is famed for its sweet flavour profile, creamy mouthfeel and full body: a perfect contribution to this blend.
Inga Aponte, Colombia
The Inga Aponte farm is in the Nariño region in the South of Colombia where it sits at an altitude of 2,150 metres above sea level. Here, the fertile volcanic soil enriches the taste of the cherries, resulting in a full-bodied coffee with sweet notes of milk chocolate, hazelnuts and melon.
The workers at Inga Aponte are known as the Ingas – a community of nomads that once lived in the Peruvian mountains and are descended from the Incas. They form part of a huge project run by the local and central government to replace illegal crops – such as opium – with others. Coffee is one of the main ones.
The Guracho Washing Station is near the village of Kakie in Sidamo, a famous coffee region in Ethiopia. Thousands of farmers from several villages deliver their cherries to Guracho for processing. The owners of Guracho – the Kedir family – have supplied the central coffee market for 30 years. They have three washing stations and two coffee hullers. Green coffee supplier Trabocca – a company Menno has also founded- works closely with this family, checking their processes and offering technical support. This ongoing collaboration helps to improve the quality of the coffee – the results of which can clearly be tasted in the cup.
Brew advice espresso
- Dose double espresso 19,5 grams
- Extraction time 27 seconds
- Shot weight 40-42 grams
Brew advice filter
- Dose 15 grams
- Water 250 grams at 96 degrees
- Procedure 30 seconds bloom with 50 grams of water, fill up with water to 250 grams
- Total extraction time 2.30 minutes
Every day we strive to craft coffee like no other. It’s fresh, it’s brewed perfectly and it elevates an experience. Get in touch and we’ll invite you to sample our range of coffee. We love to tell you more about the origins of each, the farmers we support, how roasting brings out different characteristics – and get to know you too!