Duchess - Espresso
Our take on a classic espresso blend. Elegant, rich and luscious. The dark chocolate paired with sweet toffee, macadamia nuts and red fruit make this your perfect all-day, all-round espresso fix.
||Sao Jose, Red Catuaí, Natural (60%)|
|Guatemala||La Colina, Caturra, Washed (30%)|
Beshasha Station, Heirloom, Natural (10%)
|Taste Notes||Dark Chocolate, Macadamia Nut, Toffee, Red Fruit|
|Download||Taste Note Card (PDF)|
Our Duchess blend contains three perfectly paired origins to work in harmony together and create a rich, chocolaty depth with a nutty character some red fruit sweetness and a low acidity.
The Brazil component is from producer Marcos Antonio de Freitas of Fazenda São Jose in Sul de Minas. Marcos has a pretty sizeable operation and hence ensures us year-long of constant and reliable high quality coffee. He grows the Mundo Novo varietal and dries the coffee naturally. These beans add a consistent character of rich chocolate body and red plum sweetness to our Duchess. It’s a total of 60% of the blend ensuring plenty of depth and rich taste.
The Guatemalan origin is a washed lot sourced from producers in the Huehuetenango region making up 30% of the blend adding nutty macadamia notes and dark chocolate.
The Ethiopian is a washed process sourced from producer Khalid Kemal which we’re working with yearlong for our Duchess blend. This component makes up 10% of the blend adding sweet caramel and plum notes without overpowering on acidity. Like a cherry on top!
For a blend the Duchess is pretty darn special! All the components are constant throughout the year harvest to harvest, to ensure consistency and longstanding commitment.
How We Brew It
||Use a scale to measure your dose and yield (= brewed liquid). Use soft water (100-150ppm).|
Grind 18g of coffee at a fine espresso setting (EK43 : 1.4)
||Distribute the coffee evenly in your portafilter and tamp level.|
||Lock in the portafilter, gentle but firm. Don't crack the coffee bed.|
||Start the machine. Measure 40g of brewed liquid in your cup in 30 seconds.
||If the coffee runs too fast, grind finer. If the coffee runs too slow, grind coarser.|
We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday with DPD Parcel Service. We’re pretty fast in completing and shipping your orders. But just to be on the safe side it’s best to take in account a total delivery time of 2-5 days.
Roasting & Freshness
We aim to deliver fresh but rested coffee you can dig into right away. That means most coffee we ship is 2-10 days old. If you prefer the hyperfresh stuff, let us know in the order notes box on your cart page. Our coffees taste best 1-6 weeks after roasting but can be enjoyed for up to 3 months or more if vacuum packed and/or freezed.
We currently only ship within the EU. Shipping costs and the thresholds for free shipping are determined per country.
- Shipping Cost : €7.5
- Free shipping as of €35
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- Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg
- Shipping Cost : €8.5
- Free shipping as of €50
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- France, Austria, Poland, Czechia, Croatia, Ireland
- Shipping Cost : €10
- Free shipping as of €100
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- Shipping Cost : €12.5
- Free shipping as of €125
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- Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
- Shipping Cost : €20
- Free shipping as of €150
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