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October Coffee Report

October 15, 2018 - Guatemala "Hoja Blanca"

Origin: Guatemala - Huehuetenango - Vista al Bosque
Roast Date: October 14, 2018
Vibes: Raspberry, Chocolate, Jack Skellington
Altitude: 1900 M
Processing Method: Washed
Vatietal: Bourbon, Caturra
Reco. Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

Last week we desperately needed a break. A local camping trip was in order - nevermind that it was a Tuesday. Barely an hour north of Santa Monica, we a perfect refuge at Leo Carrillo State Park. The surf was excellent, campsites were wide open, and an evening in front of a campfire helped put all things back into perspective.

We brought this tasty new Guat as a "test batch" on the french press the following morning. It's a full-bodied, chocolately batch perfect for these colder mornings as of late. Our micro-adventure concluded with a fun (steep!) trail run up a local canyon before heading back to reality.

October 1, 2018 - "Morning Phase"

- Our First Blend -

Blend Profile: 70% Nariño (Colombia), 30% Guji (Ethiopia)
Roast Date: September 30, 2018
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Cherry, Chocolate
Altitude: 1750 - 2100 M
Processing Method: Washed
Reco. Brew Device: Aeropress
Reco. Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

Y'all. This is kind of a big deal. In our nearly two years of existence, we've thought long and hard about "what" an ideal blend would look like - and "how" we'd go about featuring it. We understand that most of you are on board to experience a brand-new s/o coffee every two weeks.

But then again, some of you might be looking for a bit more consistency. Pulling shots on some type of home espresso machine... or slingin' Latigo to the masses at your place of work. Either way - we wanted to bring to life something totally new and consistent.

"Morning Phase" brings together two of our absolute favorite coffee regions (Nariño & Guji) - producing this sweet little batch of caramel-y radness that we can't really get enough of. In order to best re-create what we first experienced on the cupping table, "full immersion" brew methods are recommended here (Aeropress, French Press).

Photo Credits: Image at Top (Nicole Campbell), Image Directly Above (Whitney Bonrud)

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