Kicker Espresso Blend Mk3 2016
33.3% Kenya Kieni AA Washed
33.3% Costa Rica ARBAR El Manatial Villa Sarchi Red Honey
33.4% Colombia Santuario Guayabos Yellow Typica Washed
Following on from the Jailbreak espresso blend, the plan is to build a range of espresso blends along a similar line but which all have very different goals and ideals.
This particular one is a super premium, super delicious, challenging and difficult blend that sings like an angel when it is right.
This blend may need a machine and a certain level of precision to get exactly right, so it's not for the uninitiated, and it's certainly not for the fainthearted. It will take work to nail it just right, but when you do it is an amazing blend.
When you've got it right, expect a bright espresso with sweetness and substance, with sherbet lemons and oranges, and with a vibrant effervescence that works super well in espresso and cuts through the milk in a pleasing way. It's a grown-up coffee blend.
As always, we are proud to share the ingredients with you, no secrets here:
- 33.3% Kenya Kieni AA Washed,
- 33.3% Costa Rica ARBAR El Manatial Villa Sarchi Red Honey, and
- 33.4% Colombia Santuario Guayabos Yellow Typica Washed.
These are premium beans that are amazing single origin coffees on their own, but as a blend they bring sweetness, acidity, body, and all around deliciousness.
In the cup you'll find oranges, sherbet and lemonade. It's a difficult one. Roasted just into the first pops of second crack, it's a shade lighter than our Jailbreak blend, but this is where, for us, the coffees are at their best.