Eye of the Tiger Espresso | Equator Coffees
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Eye of the Tiger Espresso

Eye of the Tiger is our seasonally evolving espresso blend. We work with in-season coffees to develop a blend that shows off the flavors of the component coffees in unique ways.

Our latest addition is juicy and satisfying, featuring washed coffees from Ethiopia and Guatemala.

 

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Flavor Profile

  • Origin

    Guatemala, Ethiopia

  • Tasting Notes

    Juicy and satisfying with flavors of strawberry, wildflower honey, and bergamot.

  • Roast Level

    Light Med Lt Med Med Dark Dark

Origin Story

CODECH Cooperative (Guatemala), Qonqana Washing Station (Ethiopia)

Presenting the latest edition of our seasonally evolving espresso blend, Eye of the Tiger. This iteration is built around a coffee produced by members of the CODECH cooperative. The group was established in 1998 when the Alliance for Youth Community Development teamed up with local organizations to create an entity that would represent the interests of the municipality. Since 2004, the group has supported local smallholder farmers produce and market their coffee. Over the past decade yields on the coffee farms surrounding Concepción Huista have dramatically decreased because of climate change, but training and systematic renovations initiated by CODECH seven years ago are paying off. These programs are the driving force behind the group’s recent growth as non-members witness the impact on production and quality. Comprised of over 500 producers, a third of whom are women, CODECH continues to attract new members each year.

We then added a coffee produced by farmers in Bombe, Sidama, a place known for its rich vegetation and climate. The coffee was processed at the Qonqana washing station, named after a river that passes through the area. The washing station was the first and largest built by Daye Bensa Coffee, a company run by brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo who operate numerous mills in the Sidama region and also export and grow their own coffee. Being one of the first in the area, the washing station is often referred to as "The Mother Station" by locals.

Altitude
Altitude

5,000 - 6,600 feet

Variety
Variety

Various

Processing
Processing

Washed

Why We Love This Coffee

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. Eye of the Tiger is the espresso served at our Oakland and Proof Lab café locations.

This version’s component coffees culminate in an espresso that can be enjoyed on its own as well as in milk-based drinks. We will roast this version of Eye of the Tiger only as long as the blend components last.

While there are many variables that contribute to dialing in espresso, here are the parameters that have been yielding the best results in our lab:
1:2 coffee to water ratio in 26 seconds.

  • Sustainably Sourced
    Sustainably Sourced

Good Coffee, Better Planet

We treasure our relationships in the global coffee community and invest in projects at origin to
support our partners in their commitment to environmental sustainability and social welfare. We also invest in reducing our day-to-day impact, through initiatives like energy-efficient Loring Smart Roasters to reduce carbon emissions per batch by 80%.

As a certified B Corporation, we are a leader in sustainable practices that impact people and the planet. This third-party certification requires us to demonstrate transparency and accountability throughout our supply chain and quantify the impact our business creates for our employees, the community, and the environment. We are proud to be part of this community working together toward one unifying goal: using business as a force for good.

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