• Description
  • Specs
  • This is our 'house' espresso. It's smooth, easy to control, sweet and balanced. It holds up to milk with ease and showcases nicely when consumed black.

    Currently a 50/50 blend of a white honey Caturra + Catuai from the Imperio Rojo micro-mill in Costa Rica and a washed mixed variety produced by ASOTBILBAO cooperative in Colombia. Find out more information about both below;

    Recommended Recipe as Espresso: 
    18 grams, 28-32 seconds, 42 gram extraction
    Tasting Notes: Smooth, Balanced, Citrus, Honey
     
     

    Imperio Rojo is a mill we've been working with for the last four years. It's owned and operated by a husband and wife combo name Jose and Annie Alvarado. They're located in a beautiful area of Costa Rica called Chirripo and have land on their farm that spans up to 2100 metres. They're growing Catuai and Caturra and that's what makes up this particular offering.

    Chirripo is a relatively new player when it comes to Costa Rican coffee producing areas. With production stretching back over the past few years, we are thrilled to be offering such a fantastic coffee in such an up and coming region. The views are amazing from the 2000m hills that are covered in coffee!

    Jose owns and operates his Imperio Rojo. It's here that he does all of his processing with a meticulous degree of detail. He and his wife live at the mill, in an absolutely beautiful landscape. 

    Country: Costa Rica
    Region: Cerro Chirripo
    Producer: Jose Alvarado
    Mill: Imperio Rojo
    Varietal: Caturra and Catuai
    Process: White Honey
    Elevation: 1800-2000 metres

    This is the fourth year working directly with Jose and Annie Alvarado.

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    ASOTBILBAO is a cooperative association of 44 members. Annually they receive workshops and training to help them improve the management of resources, and how important it is to keep track of data so they can better plan for the future.

    The members farms are medium sized, with 4.5 hectares being the average. All of them within the municipality Planadas. With high elevations of 1600 meters and above, these areas are ideal for coffee production, especially high-quality Colombia and Castillo.

    On its own, this washed processed coffee is sweet, like a warmed honey or a brown sugar simple syrup. It's nicely balanced, with a medium acidity backing up that sweetness and giving structure. There's some soft citrus tones that compliment the flavours of Two Wheel and make for a nice blend.

    Producer: ASOTBILBAO
    Country: Colombia
    First Year Rosso Purchased: 2020
    Region: Planadas, Tolima
    Varietal: Colombia + Caturra + Castillo
    Processing Techniques Purchased: Washed
    Elevation: 1600 - 2000

     

    Roast date: Nov 27th

     

  • Quantity: 2 LB

Customer Reviews

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This is the first time I've ever bought beans online. I mostly did it to get free shipping and to try something new.

I didn't enjoy the hint of citrus as much as I thought I would, but the beans did make for a very nice latte.

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Roasters didn't seal the top of the bag

As the title says, they didn't bother to seal the top of the bag. Meaning the beans have been readily oxidising ever since they were roasted. I wouldn't have even noticed this except that when I opened the shipping box there were beans spilled everywhere inside. On closer inspection, the bag showed no signs of previous sealing. So I can't really comment on how good the beans may be or not, because every cup I've made with these beans so far have been bland and tasteless, regardless of any adjustments I make to grind size, pull time, etc.

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This is the first time I've ever bought beans online. I mostly did it to get free shipping and to try something new.

I didn't enjoy the hint of citrus as much as I thought I would, but the beans did make for a very nice latte.

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Roasters didn't seal the top of the bag

As the title says, they didn't bother to seal the top of the bag. Meaning the beans have been readily oxidising ever since they were roasted. I wouldn't have even noticed this except that when I opened the shipping box there were beans spilled everywhere inside. On closer inspection, the bag showed no signs of previous sealing. So I can't really comment on how good the beans may be or not, because every cup I've made with these beans so far have been bland and tasteless, regardless of any adjustments I make to grind size, pull time, etc.

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