Phil Ter Filter Blend 2014 Mk5


Bean name Phil Ter Filter Blend 2014 Mk5
Other info Blend - see description for bean content


About 2 years ago I decided that I wanted to re-invent our blends. One of my first ideas was to revamp our filter blend offerings - but I didn't go for it straight away.

Why? Well, I think filter blends can be cool, and they can be fun, but they get a bad rep. This scared me off, and did so until we were at the end of our new blends. Even since then it's caused me some sleepless nights.

So why use a filter blend? The same can be asked of "Why make an espresso blend?" We have espresso blends in order to add a more rounded/complex experience to the espresso, and some people will have you believe that you HAVE to blend for great espresso. This is something I have disagreed with for years; single estate espresso can be amazing, but I've always said that blends also have their place.

These same people who don’t like single origin espresso are the same people who will argue that filter needs to be single estate, and that filter blends have no place.

Well, everything in coffee has its place and this is our attempt to make an amazing blend that will be complex and challenging in a brewed coffee, but retain integrity in the cup. For me a great filter blend should be sweet, fruity, smooth, and balanced.

So we took some of our favourite filter treats and put them together in this challenging blend. I think it really works and I hope you do too.

40% Guatemala Cuidad Vieja Los Jocotales Red Honey Caturra
30% Rwanda Buf Nyarasiza Kigoma Red Bourbon Washed
30% Kenya Kaganda Washed SL28 SL34 AB

Roasting Guide:
Take this one past first crack but nowhere near second, gentle and light are the key words here.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Sweet, smooth, balanced, fruity.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

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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