$25.00 – $65.00
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About this coffee
NOTES: SWEET STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, LEMON CITRUS, RICH CARAMEL, MOLASSES, HEAVY CREAMY MILK CHOCOLATE AND A FRAGRANT MAGNOLIA.
Peru – Felipe Melo Mayo – Washed Process
Colombia – Tolima Estate – Washed Process
Ethiopia – Fulasa Gesha – Natural Process
Our Grandmaster blend is a collective of our top lots available out of our roastery and we don’t just mean our favourites. These coffees have been carefully hand sorted after processing at origin to contain less than 3% minor defects per 100g. Our Grandmaster blend was created specifically to provide a beautiful rich creamy caramel, milk chocolate and full bodied experience to shine through the milk using the Peru and Colombia washed processed coffees while bringing in those lovely sweet, fruit, floral complexities of the natural Ethiopian. Its a tasty well balanced blend that we are proud to feature in our flagship store cafes and can not wait for you to experience.
Each particular coffee is methodically roasted. Working hard to roast each bean to allow its very best potential to shine from its terroir (earth and soil) to be confidently identified when brewing. Through years of experience we have perfected this wonderful roast approach which is brought about from years of trialing the S curve, with this we have focused on an aggressive roast into first crack and allow natural bean development with low heat through to second crack. Each coffee is carefully monitored so that natural complex sugars are formed with gentle bean development making the acidity shine and create sweetness in the cup. The grand master blend roasted by our head roaster is available through out the year using the finest traceable coffees we have personally sourced through extensive work in Africa and South America. Please enjoy and brew with care and respect.
GRAND MASTER | PREMIUM BLEND | PERU – COLOMBIA – ETHIOPIA GR1 | 2020
The best !!!!
Quite a developed roast (from Cartel). However, compared to what are, unfortunately, household staples this is still quite modest in it’s development (which is a good thing, if you taste your coffee when you drink it).
Pulling 1:2 espresso with 93oC water, I found it to be big and bold, with classic developed characteristics (dark chocolate and other dark sweetness – think dark brown sugar), blending well with the milk. Flavours of summer fruits didn’t ring through for me but your mileage may vary. The dark nature of the roast can lead to undue bitterness but this isn’t an issue here – it’s well rounded in the mouth and only leaves a slight lasting bitter taste (if you really think hard about it). Overall, as a milk drink, this is a nice blend with a lot of full, bold flavours. Personally, I prefer a bit more complexity than I find in this particular blend, but it’s still a really enjoyable brew.
I’d recommend you drop your brew water temp if you’re finding it to be bitter, or harboring any ‘burned’ flavours.
We love this coffee! Great to wake up every morning knowing I’m going to have a cup of this