Highwire - Coffee Blend
Roast Profile: Medium
We have carefully crafted our Highwire coffee blend to be able to perform great as espresso and also smooth and delicious as a filter.
The blend is made up of Brazilian, and Colombian coffees, all roasted to bring forward their best flavours.
About the coffees in this blend:
Brazil Fazenda Do Salto;
The Araujo Reis Group, led by Fabio Araujo Reis at Fazenda Do Salto, has coffee as its main focus, a culture that the Family practices and has been passionate about for over a century, as a result of which the family has won several awards in quality contests.
The farm has an excellent structure for the production of specials, being able to make several processes, selective harvests, fermentations etc., all to meet the most demanding tastes in the world.
The Farm's practices go far beyond just worrying about the quality of coffee, we care about the quality of life of our employees and the environment around us. In addition to always following labor and environmental rules and standards, we are concerned with the study of the employees' children, with the residence of our employees, with preservation areas, with residues from coffee processes, with the springs and sheets around us and much more. An interesting fact about social sustainability, today 85% of our employees were born on the farm. We are pioneers in Brazil of the most stringent Certifications such as UTZ E Rain Forest Alliance.
All of this turns a very high quality drink into something really SPECIAL.
The Colombia Dulima comes from a collection of 80 smallholder farmers in the multiple farms across North/Central Huila & Tolima.
After each harvest, the farmers come together at the Dulima washing station to compile their crops together before the coffees go for sorting and grading. Doing this collectively each farmer can make more money from their harvest along with helping the washing station reinvest money back into their local community.
A beautiful example of classic washed Colombian coffee with smooth and clean mouthfeel going to flavour notes of milk chocolate, red currant acidity and a lasting hobnob biscuity finish.
The spread of coffee planting throughout Colombia in the early 19th century is attributed to a priest who made coffee planting a penance for his parishioners. It worked!
Colombia is among the largest producer of coffee in the world and was number two behind Brazil for decades. The Tolima growing regions are named after the Tolima district, which was home to the Pijaos people before the Spanish arrived. The Pijaos were known among the Spaniards as fierce defenders of their homeland, which they called Dulima.
Dose: 18 grams
Brew time: 25-30 sec
Brew weight: 30-36 grams
This should be used a recommended start, not an absolute.
See how you get on and change your recipe to what suits you best and let us know what you find!