Onyx Coffee Lab Geometry Espresso Blend
$16.00 – $75.00
If you ask Ben Piff at Clive, our resident expert on virtually everything including run-on sentences and non-sequiturs, the best espressos are ones that have a little Columbia, a little Africa and a lot of blueberry. Enter the Geometry Espresso blend from Onyx Coffee. Good enough for him to talk non-linearly for hours.
Our approach to our blends is a bit different at Onyx. Instead of choosing coffees from specific countries or regions that will, in theory, intertwine well to create complex & cohesive flavors like most. We actually start from the end and work our way back. This perspective means we choose to create a specific flavor profile first, deciding which acidities, sugars and fats we want to accentuate for the coffee. Once a flavor profile has been set, in this case german chocolate cake, blueberry, and spices for Geometry. We then start cupping blind through a large amount of coffees to find these specific attributes. With this blend, the Colombian gives us a syrupy, clean, fermented fruit flavor. It shows itself upfront and in the finish. Clean fermentation is the key to finding alternative processed coffees such as honeys and naturals. Next, we add a washed Ethiopian to add more fruit and complexity.
The purpose is that once a flavor profile is created we update the coffees that make up Geometry every 2-3 months. This allows us to have a year round blend with a flavor profile of high quality, while retaining our commitment to seasonal coffees. This vigorous amount of cupping and blending takes a considerable amount of time. But we really think it makes the difference and is a system we use for all our blends.
Feel excited that the coffee you are tasting is always in season, and therefore, it is cupping and tasting to its full potential. We will never compromise our commitment to high quality coffees and blends, whether it’s a single origin release or a blend component. You will not find Onyx buying “blender” coffees to save cost or prolong a good coffee. We also always keep blends to three coffees or less and maintain ratios in the build. This way what you extract is the flavor profile we designed.
- Roast: Medium
- Producer: Various
- Region: Aponte Village, Colombia and Hambela Buku, Ethiopia
- Altitude: 1700-2200 meters
- Process: Washed