Our signature seasonal espresso. With changing seasons, so will our coffees change. This time round, we focused on combinations that highlight the best of sweetness and character complemented with very subtlte acidity and well pronounced rounded body. We see the return of our beloved Fazenda Cruzeiro for the 4thyear, bringing the sweetness of red juicy grapes. We have combined it with the sweet and chocolatey Finca Aurora form Mexico and the caramelly Adelina Lot form El Cipres in Costa Rica. Each bean is delicios as a single origin, but when combined they bring out the best in each other.
55% FAZENDA CRUZEIRO (BRAZIL)
25% FINCA AURORA (MEXICO)
20% FINCA EL CIPRES - ADELINA LOT (COSTA RICA)
RED GRAPE / CACAO NIBS / FUDGE
8oz / 227g
Altitude: 1000 masl
Owner: Cláudio Ottoni
Location: Arexá, Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil
Fazenda Cruzeiro is located in the Cerrado Mineiro region and benefits from up to 1800 to 2000mm/year of rainfall, which makes irrigation unnecessary. The rainy season always falls before May, which also guarantees perfect conditions for natural drying process. The Ottoni family always seeks to use the most sustainable growing practices and stewardship of the land. Over 140 hectares of the farm is devoted to wildlife preservation.
The Cruzeiro Farm now works with no water waste and has implemented agroecological means of reducing and (in many cases) completely eliminating the use of herbicides. Some of these methods include planting plant species nearby the coffee trees that will attract and trap bugs and insects before they are able to infect the cherries. Furthermore, the discarded coffee pulp produced during the de-pulping of coffee cherries is recycled as compost and applied to the coffee plants. This serves to re-invigorate soil fertility and to help the coffee plant absorb more water and nutrients.
Altitude: 1200 - 1600 masl
Location: Huatulco, Oaxaca, Brazil
Huatulco means in “Place where wood is worshiped.” The farm is located in the Basin of the Copalita River, and it sits at an altidute between 1200 and 1600 masl. The incredible scenery and great soil conditions combined with the natural tree shade canopy under which the coffee is grown, make perfect conditions for growing superb quality coffee. Furthermore the farm’s minimum use of agrochemicals, selective hand-picking and careful washing process, ensure this coffee will have a fantastically clean cup.
The location is near the ocean and the breeze of the coast contributes to the taste characteristics of this special coffee. The cherry picking in the farm is a tradition that has been passed by generations. Each producer has their own manual wet mill to process the coffee at their plantations.
FINCA EL CIPRES - ADELINA LOT
Altitude: 1600 - 1800 masl
Owner: Jesus and Adelina Portuques
Location: Llano Bonito de León Cortes, Tarrazú, Costa Rica
El Cipres is located in the region of Tarrazú and belongs to Jesus Mora Camacho and Adelina Camacho Portugues. The farm has belonged to the Camacho Portugues family since 1939.
When the family moved into the region, they were one of the first to establish themselves in LlanoBonito de Leon Cortes, and the family dedicated their lives to the agricultural practices of coffee and livestock. The legacy of their family has continued to be carried through the generations and their goal now is to perpetuate the practices of high-end specialty coffee.
El Cipres has a diverse range of plant and crop life, with shade provided by Orange, Avocado, Banana, Plantain, Poro, Cedar and Indian Cane, as well as fruit trees that provide food and shelter to native birds of the region. El Cipres is constantly implementing better practices such as regulated shade and controlling weeds and applications of fertilizers in a sustainable manner.
The family Camacho process their coffee at Beneficio AFAORCA (The Association of Organic Families of the Caraigres Hills), an organisation based in the Tarrazú Valley. AFAORCA was founded in 1996 with the aim of improving the production, processing, marketing and legislation of organic coffee. Their overarching goalis to improve the livelihoods of the families involved. They offer employment to producers in the off-season at their local café in Tarbaca, and provide organic education for the general public.
Dose weight: 18 grams
Brew temperature: 94ºC
Brew time: 24-26 sec
Yield: 36-38 grams
Total volume (incl. crema): Approx 50ml
This recipe was developed on a Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II T3 using 18g VST Precision baskets and should be used as guidance only, as all machines extract differently.
All our coffees are roasted and packed in foil-lined bags at our roastery in Penryn, Cornwall.
We roast, hand-pack and ship all orders on Thursday, including Smält Hot Chocolates, merchandise and hardware items.
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