Black Blend 06: ‘Black Blend’ 2018


Bean name Black Blend 06: ‘Black Blend’ 2018
Other info Blend - see description for bean content


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, recently Black Beauty replaced Eclipse and last time this blend changed we said hello to Thundercloud! But changes are coming, exciting changes - so this is the final version of this blend and we've simply called it Black Blend.

It's the same delicious profile as it's always been, 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.

50% Guatemala El Limon Natural Caturra
25% Guatemala El Limon Black Honey x Natural
25% El Salvador La Ilusion Natural Bourbon

In the cup there's a big, heavy body. Sultanas are front and centre, but there's flavours of prune and fig too before it finishes with a hit of molasses.

Roasting Information
Medium dark - slow it down once you reach crack and drop this with the very first pops of second crack.

Brew Recipe Recommendation
Dose: 18.8g
Yield: 32g
Time: 31-34 seconds

Tasting Notes
Sultana, prune, fig, molasses.

Blend Evolution
Black Hole
Black Tower
Black Beauty
Black Blend

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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