Red Blend 03: Merlot 2017


Bean name Red Blend 03: Merlot 2017
Other info Blend - see description for bean content


After launching our four new blends a couple of months ago, it's time to make the second major change. Bye bye Sunset and hello Merlot!

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, but obviously all good things eventually have to come to an end.

While the name and components may change, the flavour profile lives on. Our red blend focuses on balance, sweetness and clarity, while also being easy to work with and super forgiving.

Red Giant replaced Jailbreak, then Sunset replaced Red Giant and now we're onto Merlot. May sound like a lot of changes but that's going back a long way, each blend lasts around about 4 months. It's the same delicious profile, just with a different name and different component coffees.

50% Honduras Finca Cerro Azul Washed Red Catuai
30% Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Washed Caturra
20% El Salvador Finca La Ilusion Washed Bourbon

"Quick Look" Guide:
Well balanced and easy to work with as espresso. Sweetness driven and easy drinking as espresso / milk based / filter.

Roasting Information
Medium dark – just into the first pops of second crack, then drop.

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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