Les Cascades - Summer house blend
Smooth as a summer breeze
Region: Agaro and Mundayo
Farm: Various smallholder farmers
Cultivar: Ethiopia Landraces
Altitude: 1 700 - 2 100 m
Taste notes: Berry sorbet, butter candy, orange blossom
We welcome again (and with joy!) our summer blend! It’s the second year we offer a blend specially conceived to accompany the much anticipated and soon fleeting summer weather. This year, we chose to go slightly funkier, leaning toward a fruitier taste profile than last year’s blend. We aren’t weather experts, but this is our way of predicting, or rather hoping that this summer will be particularly bright and colorful. And at the very least, it will be in your cup of coffee thanks to this blend!
Expect a beautifully balanced and delicate cup of coffee, with a tonne of texture and sweetness that reminds us of butter candy, or perhaps milk-chocolate mousse. Lots of different fruit tastes can be detected: some berries, a ripe peach, and cranberries most prevalently. Very reminiscent of fruit sorbet! All this is finalized with subtle floral aromas, like an orange blossom or a chamomile flower.
When we close our eyes and drink a sip, we are reminded of a dense but soft summer breeze, one that carries the smell of fragranced flowers blooming. Enough to get you off your seat and in the direction of the closest park to enjoy the warm sun, coffee in hand evidently.
We’ve mixed two Ethiopian coffees to create this blend, one natural-processed harvest, and one washed harvest. Those of you who are familiar with our Ethiopian offering will recognize the berry taste of our much-loved Mundayo. These beans have been mixed with our new washed Ethiopian, the Geta Bore, to create such a delicate, best-of-both-world experience.
Of course, we will recommend this coffee for any iced infusion - it is summer after all! But this coffee will shine in any type of infusion really. Especially great in espresso, maybe perfect for an afternoon espresso tonic!
Brewing parameters :
Dry coffee : 18.5 grams
Wet weight : 38 grammes
Time : 28 secondes
Water temperature : 200° F (93° C)