Blake Espresso Blend 2016 Mk4

Summary

Bean name Blake Espresso Blend 2016 Mk4
Other info Blend - see description for bean content

Description

Following on from the revamped Jailbreak and Kicker espresso blends, it was time to turn our attention to the Toba espresso blend that we had stocked for so long.

Toba was very much a throwback to a darker style of blend; one that's designed to work well in milk, and to have bolder/earthier flavours in a more traditional way. But its name – Toba – limited the blending options, because Toba is a lake in Indonesia. The blend itself also became stuck in a bit of a rut.

We are aware that there are a huge amount of people who want something a little more traditional than Jailbreak or Kicker, for instance, though it doesn't mean that the blend has to be any less tasty or adventurous.

Shaking off the Toba name has meant we can develop this blend to allow a new twist on a traditional foundation, resulting in something worthy of its place in the new coffee world. For this reason, this blend was actually close to being called 'Anachronism'.

So here is Blake. It merges an old-school approach to producing blends that punches through milk and delivers you a classic-tasting espresso together with a progressive twist of educated sourcing, sensitive roasting, and some funky natural flavours.

33.3% Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon Natural
33.3% Indonesia Tana Toraja Kalosi Peaberry Washed
33.3% Guatemala Cuidad Vieja Jocotales Red Bourbon Natural

I know that I'm going to get asked 'Why Blake?' Well, it's my old school, and this is an old-school blend but with a new twist. It's that simple.

Roasting Information:
This needs to be roasted well into second crack, with good healthy amounts of oil showing, otherwise it lacks the grunt this blend needs.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Overtly big, huge mouthfeel, lairy and full of caffeine. Bold, Rich, Earthy, Big Body, Dried Fruit.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

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