New Coffee Alert: Annuals Spring 2018


New Coffee Alert: Annuals Spring 2018

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:30pm By Michael Harwood

Annuals are colorful, seasonal blends that highlight extraordinary coffees. Spring 2018 speaks to the brighter, livelier side of our Annuals line-up, making this the ideal blend for increasingly long days, brewing away the chill of winter. Our Bing cherry and Meyer lemon-forward Ethiopia Sidama Nansebo takes the lead as seventy percent of Spring 2018. Clean, sweet, and bright, this Sidama is roasted with the intention of showcasing this coffee's bright sweetness. Constituting the remaining thirty percent, our balanced Peru Cenfrocafe creates an ideal sugar browning counterpoint. Providing a smooth, coating body, Cenfrocafe adds chocolate and orange, truly a classic Peruvian profile.

Ethiopia Nansebo. Photo courtesy of Keffa Coffee Importers.

70% Ethiopia Sidama Nansebo | Sidama Region | washed Heirloom
30% Peru Cenfrocafe Chirinos | Cajamarca Region | washed Caturra + Pache

Peru Cenfrocafe. Photo courtesy of Trabocca Coffee Importers.

Expertly roasted and blended for exceptional extractions from Auto-Dripper to Espresso, Spring 2018 is the perfect coffee for your brew method of choice. Here are a few starting-point brew recommendations, though we encourage you to explore and find your own favorite methodology!

Auto-Dripper aka Mr. Coffee - 1:16 brew ratio. Medium-coarse grind. 5-6 min. brew time. 208℉ brew water temperature.

French Press aka Press Pot - 1:15 brew ratio. Coarse grind. 6-7 min. brew time. 208℉ brew water temperature.

Espresso aka a Shot - 1:1.75 brew ratio. Fine grind. ~30 sec. brew time. 201℉ brew water temperature.

Being dialed-into Spring 2018 tastes something like black cherries and pink lemonade in a juicy cup. To enjoy a fruit-forward, super-juicy cup, try incrementally raising your dose, coarsening your grind, and raising your brew temperature. To get a more balanced, chocolatey cup, we suggest lowering your dose, fining up your grind, and slightly dropping your brew temperature. Juicy or balanced, we think you'll love getting dialed-in with this blend!

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, beautifully-designed 12oz. bag this Spring only.