CHX


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CHX

BLEND COMPONENTS

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    50% Brazil Fazenda Pico Mirante
    PROCESS: Natural
    VARIETAL: Bourbon
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    50% Colombia Villa Maria
    PROCESS: Washed
    VARIETAL: Castillo

Taste Notes

Chocolate, plum and hazelnut. Sweet and creamy with a medium acidity.

£6.25

CHX is our 'Espresso Blend' and is the 10th in the series of these blends since Crankhouse started operations. Rather than keep working through the numbers incrementally we've made a decision to stick at CHX. The content will change as new seasonal elements are selected for the blend but the name will stay the same.  It may be based on one, two or a likely maximum of 3 coffees with the aim for something that is easy to brew with 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.

Like it's predecessors CHX  has a slightly longer development and slightly higher drop (end) temperature taken 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.

CH X components:

 

50% Fazenda Pico Mirante
Minas Gerais ,  Brazil
1100 - 1200m
Natural
Bourbon

50% Colombia Villa Maria Red
Caldas, Colombia
1800 - 1900m
Washed
Castillo

 

Taste Notes:

Chocolate, plum, hazelnut

Creamy and sweet with medium acidity

 

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

 

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