The Honduras gives the creamy milk chocolate body and the Costa Rica the juicy red fruit, finally topped off with the washed Yirgacheffe to add some elegant and sweet florals.
CH9.5 is a little adjustment on our very popular CH9 blend created for easy brewing and a smooth rounded flavour profile. We call it an 'Espresso Blend' but this is not a coffee you can only use for Espresso drinks. It's a versatile coffee that is super tasty brewed as a Cafetiere or Aeropress but equally as the Espresso base to your preferred beverage such as a Flat White or Americano.
The main difference in terms of roasting style for the CH blends is the slightly longer development and slightly higher drop (end) temperature that I take it to in the roaster. Not massive differences but those extra few seconds and extra few degrees can enable the sugars and body to develop further.
The difference between CH9.5 and it's predecessor CH9 is a small one. The middle component was a washed Guatemalan from Finca Quijiná which was so good that it found it's way onto some other roasters single origin list and sold out from the importer. I've replaced it with the semi-washed Costa Rica La Trinidad, something very similar so that the overall profile and cup quality remains intact.
CH9.5 is comprised of :
30% Costa Rica,La Trinidad, Tarrazu,
20% Ethiopia Kochere
The Honduran gives the creamy milk chocolate body and the Costa Rican the juicy red fruit, finally topped off with the washed Yirgacheffe to add some elegant and sweet florals.
Brew Guide for Espresso:
Dose 18g/Yield: 36g/Time: 27secs (ie you need scales and a timer).
This is only a starting point. You decide how to get the best from this coffee on your own brewing equipment. If you need some pointers by all means drop us a line and we'll give you some tips and suggestions. If you want to delve into the depths of Espresso geekery you can look at Matt Pergers Espresso Compass on Barista Hustle or read Scott Rao's Professional Barista Handbook.