The Roasting Shed
The Roasting Shed is a small batch, speciality coffee roastery based in Hackney Wick, East London. They have been a regular inclusion at our coffee shop in Exmouth Market ever since one of our baristas introduced us. Their espresso blends are always exactly the flavour profile we are after and the filter in this month's Explorer box is a wonderous blend of blackberry and dark chocolate from Colombia. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The Roasting Shed's Tasting Notes:
Espresso #090 Dark Chocolate / Almond / Kiwi
Balancing the best qualities of a natural processed Brazil with a washed Colombian coffee, roasted to a profile designed for espresso. A new Rainforest Alliance Yellow Catuai single origin from Fazenda Congonhas, Brazil and a 3rd year return of an old friend from the Tacueyó Reserve, Colombia.
This complex, rich coffee cuts through milk with a dark chocolate bitterness and a nutty almond finish. As a black coffee, sweet tropical notes of dried mango and kiwi are present. Low in acidity and remarkably well rounded.
Origin: Fazenda Congonhas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Altitude: 1,100 masl
Varietal: Yellow Catuai
Origin: Tacueyó Reserve, Toribio, Cauca, Colombia
Altitude: 1,600 - 2,000 masl
Varietal: Colombia, Caturra, Típica, Castillo y Tabí
Tatama (filter) Blackberry / Dark Chocolate / Molasses
Grown by Ricardo Castilla a Mechanical Engineer and Farmer. Another believer in the idea that “great coffee isn’t just grown, it’s made”. He uses his background to experiment with different protocols across all processes on the farm in order to differentiate his coffee.
This microlot is honey processed (leaving the residue on the seeds after pulping). The beans were fermented for 24 hours aerobically and then dried half way in a parabolic drier and then the remaining moisture removed in a mechanical silo to a moisture content of 11%.
The result, a creamy dark chocolate coffee with a mild fruity acidity reminiscent of blackberries; and an overarching, refined sweetness like molasses. A beautiful beautiful filter and french press coffee.
Origin: Montes del Tatama, Santuario, Risaralda, Colombia
Altitude: 1800 - 2000 masl
Varietal: Caturra and Castilla
Processing: Honey Processed, Aerobic Fermentation, Mechanically Dried.
Brew: French Press / Filter
"Since the day we started, back in our garden shed, our philosophy has remained the same: uncompromising quality of product and service.
Our speciality coffee beans are roasted in small batches to ensure their unique flavours are highlighted and enhanced. The beans are fully traceable and sourced through a responsibly-minded transparent supply chain. Our mission is to cultivate meaningful relationships with growers and co-operatives, who are committed to respecting the environment and people.
As artisan roasters we strive to bring out the perfect balance of flavours within a single origin coffee, so that each note can be found in your cup. We hope you enjoy the results. "