Black Blend 01: Black Hole 2017


Bean name Black Blend 01: Black Hole 2017
Other info Blend - see description for bean content


Change can be scary, but it can also be exciting.

Over the last six years we've been super proud to offer a range of signature blends like Jailbreak, Blake and Jabberwocky. Over that time, Jailbreak has had 36 iterations, each one delivering a balanced, sweet and clean cup profile.

Blends allow you consistent quality, with a taste profile you expect – even as coffees change from season to season. The range of blends we offer has expanded over the years as we've had new ideas, goals or coffees to shout about.

Now it’s time to talk about the next big change.

A change that celebrates seasonality and the finite nature of the coffees we buy, whilst keeping that same consistency.

We are relaunching our blends with just three flavour profiles. Red, White and Black.

Alongside these three regular profiles will sit a fourth, unique, blend. This fourth blend will be a chance for us to explore and experiment, celebrating something specific and outside the box for a limited time only. This will sit across many of the previous blends every time it changes, but expect the unexpected.

Every month one blend will be replaced, so each one will only be available for around three months. There will be three consistent profiles and a wildcard. We'll rotate the change so there will always be something new to taste, but each individual blend will only be available as long as its coffees exist. This is how Jailbreak and our other blends were always updated.

But this change will allow us to put the focus on the impermanent nature of each season's coffee crop. It will also allow us to focus on the skill of blending to deliver a desirable style through the course of the year.

We're looking forward to seeing where these changes take us, and we would love you to join the ride.

This is Black Hole.

The ‘Black’ profile celebrates a heavier, natural process-led espresso. Think dried fruit, dark chocolate and a rich mouthfeel. This will sit in the Blake / Breakfast Bomb seat, filling all the needs of these two blends in one balanced super blend.

70% Brazil Fazenda Inglaterra Natural Selection
30% Sulawesi Tana Toraja Kalosi Washed Typica A

Heavy body, dried fruit and dark chocolate, low acidity, strong base.

Cupping notes

Clean cup None/8
Sweetness None/8
Acidity None/8
Mouthfeel None/8
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Aftertaste None/8
Balance None/8
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