Black Blend 4: Black Beauty 2018

Summary

Bean name Black Blend 4: Black Beauty 2018
Other info Blend - see description for bean content

Description

As time moves on and the seasons change, coffees come and go – so we need to update our blends. We always do our best to create our blends with coffees that we know aren't going to run out super soon, and always aim for at least 4 months of each blend being the same, but obviously all good things eventually have to come to an end.

While the name and components may change, the flavour profile lives on. The ‘Black’ profile celebrates a heavier, natural process-led espresso. Think dried fruit, dark chocolate and a rich mouthfeel.

Black Hole replaced Blake, and then Eclipse replaced Black Hole, and then Black Tower replaced Eclipse. Now we say hello to Black Beauty. It's the same delicious profile, just with a different name to show off the different component coffees. For those of you who remember the slight older days, this coffee also replaces Breakfast Bomb.

This is Black Beauty.

50% Brazil Fazenda Inglaterra Natural Selection
25% Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Pulped Natural Canario
25% Guatemala El Limon Natural Caturra

In the cup this is a Dundee Cake! There's the dried fruit and brown sugar of fruit cake, but also that subtle nutty almond edge. It's got a shoulder of chocolate on the aftertaste too, but first and foremost it's liquid cake!

Roasting Information:
Dark - slow and steady, dropping at about 5 seconds into the start of second crack.

Brew Recipe Recommendation:
Dose: 19g
Yield: 35g
Time: 30 seconds

Tasting Notes:
Dried fruit, brown sugar, fruit cake, almond, chocolate.

Blend Evolution:
Blake
Black Hole
Eclipse
Black Tower
Black Beauty

Cupping notes

Clean cup None/8
Sweetness None/8
Acidity None/8
Mouthfeel None/8
Flavour None/8
Aftertaste None/8
Balance None/8
Overall None/8
Correction +None
Total None

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