Eye of the Tiger Espresso
Eye of the Tiger Espresso

Eye of the Tiger Espresso

Grape, Bergamot, Peach

$17.50
(12oz)
Eye of the Tiger Espresso

Eye of the Tiger Espresso $17.50

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12oz
  • 12oz
  • 2lb
Whole Bean
  • Whole Bean
  • Coarse (French Press)
  • Regular (Drip/Pour Over)
  • Fine
  • Espresso

Origin

Ethiopia, Colombia, Guatemala

Roast Level

Light Med Lt Med Med Drk Dark
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Tastes Like

Vibrant and sweet with flavors of grape, bergamot and peach.

Chocolatey, Berries, Citrusy

Altitude

Various

Variety

Various

Processing

Washed, Natural

The Story

Presenting the latest edition of our seasonally evolving espresso blend, Eye of the Tiger. For those unfamiliar with the Eye of the Tiger concept, we do not attempt to maintain a fixed flavor profile for this blend, as we do with our year-round espresso blends. Instead we work with in-season coffees to develop a blend that shows off the flavors of the component coffees in unique ways.

This iteration is inspired by a beautifully floral-toned coffee from Ethiopia that adds complexity and brightness to the blend. This washed process lot was produced by the cooperative Biftu Gudina, which is located within the Agaro district in Western Ethiopia. Established only seven years ago and consisting of less than 150 members, Biftu Gudina is young and tiny by Ethiopia standards. Aspiring to produce high quality coffee, but surrounded by larger, better funded cooperatives, Biftu Gudina struggled to create an identity early on. With aid from international NGO Technoserve however, Biftu Gudina’s quality has increased considerably with the construction of a centrally located washing station and drying beds, along with gravel roads for ease of access. Coffee cherry is now processed shortly after harvesting resulting in better tasting and more consistent coffee.

A natural processed coffee from our long-time producing partners at Café Granja La Esperanza imparts sweet and fruity flavors into the espresso. The group owns and operates a small collection of award-winning farms throughout Colombia, including Finca Potosí, where this natural processed coffee comes from. For a long time, in an effort to maintain quality and consistency, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) would refuse natural coffees for export upon inspection because the process causes a discoloration of the green beans. Understanding this discoloration is not a defect and the unique and fruity flavor profiles the processing method can yield, producers such as Café Granja La Esperanza pressured the Federation, who now approve select natural processed lots.

We finished the blend with a smooth, chocolaty coffee from Guatemala’s Cobán growing region that helps bring the flavors of all the components into balance. This fully-washed coffee was produced by Joerg Sterkel, owner of Finca Rosario de Fátima. Joerg’s family immigrated to the Alta Verapaz region from Germany in the late 19th century and established some of Guatemala’s first coffee plantations, as well as one of the country’s oldest exporting companies. The coffee compliments the blend’s other floral and fruity components perfectly.
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