Highwire - Our best 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 Pimentel
Producers: Virgínia Frota de Rezende & Guilherme Frota (Traditional 4th generation coffee farmers)
Cultivar: Yellow Bourbon
Lot: Minasul Quality Competition Finalist (First-time finalists)
Process: Natural - 24hr anaerobic fermentation in airlock tanks
Virgínia Frota de Rezende is from a traditional coffee-growing family. She inherited the property from her father, Mr. Ronan Danilo de Rezende. She and her husband, Guilherme Frota, were strong in this harvest, producing some amazing speciality coffees. Their full dedication paid off: in this year's Minasul quality competition they entered only one sample of yellow Bourbon, grown at 1,250 meters above sea level, in each of the categories (natural and pulped natural) and are - for the first time - finalists in a coffee quality competition.
Colombia Mustafa Estate:
This is quite a special coffee to me, it's been nearly 5 years in the making and well worth the wait.
These coffees are both produced by a very talented producer called Ana Mustafa.
Ana runs the LaREB cooperative with the support of Herbert and other great producers with the aim to support smaller or less experienced members with production advice and professional quality control. They also export coffee directly from the farmers which secures the supply chain and transfers more value back to producers.
Anas’ coffees with LaREB contribute to 40% of the money and 35% of the coffees produced by LaREB!
I first started chatting with Herbert about 5 years ago, about coffee roasting I think as LaREB were setting up their new roaster in their lab in Colombia and since then we've kept in touch about all things coffee (and whisky!). At the end of February 2020 just before the pandemic hit Herbert was doing a tour of Europe for LaREB and we finally got to sit down together in person for a night in Edinburgh where Herbert spoke to us about the amazing work LaREB is doing for the coffee growing community in Colombia.
This coffee has had a double fermentation along with an extra 24hr fermentation after washing and depulping, making this a super clean, sweet and creamy coffee, perfect for espresso!
The amazing attention to detail and passion behind this coffee and the people who have produced is why this coffee really holds a special place for me.
Variety | Castillo
Process | Washed
Altitude | 1550 - 1650 MASL
*Our coffee is freshly roasted each Tuesday and orders are dispatched on Wednesday and Friday. Due to COVID-19 Royal Mail are still experiencing delays which means your coffee may arrive a few days later than normal. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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!