ROCKET - Espresso Blend

$12.00

ARGEMIRO NUÑEZ - Colombia & EL SENDERO - Guatemala

{67% Argemiro Nuñez - Colombia} Caturra & V. Colombia

Finca La Falda is a 13 hectare farm in Timaná, Colombia. 67 year old The farmer Argemiro Vargas Nuñez was born & raised in the area where the farm is located. Argemiro is passionate about coffee. He studied agricultural business administration, then worked for the Colombian Coffee-growers Federation {FNC} for almost 30 years, during this time he purchased La Falda.

Argemiro grows two coffee cultivars on the farm, Caturra & V. Colombia. During the harvest Argemiro selectively hand-picks the coffee, each tree being picked from numerous times as the cherries ripen. The cherries are pulped & fermented, then dried in parabolic driers {much like a green house, covered but open at each end to allow the air to flow through} for up to three weeks.

Caturra is a mutation of Bourbon, discovered in Brasil in 1937. It is a compact plant & very productive but susceptible to disease. V. Colombia was bred from Catimor in 1985 it is highly resistant to disease & has good productivity.

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Huila
  • Farm: La Falda
  • Farmer: Argemiro Nuñez
  • Altitude: 1490-1850 meters
  • Crop: 2019
  • Cultivar{s}: Caturra, V. Colombia
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried 

{33% El Sendero - Guatemala} Bourbon & Pache

This lot was produced by the 196 members of Cooperative El Sendero. The co-op was formed in 2016 with the help of ANACAFE {the Guatemalan national coffee association} & INACOP {the Guatemalan institute of cooperatives}. There were 33 founders 10 women & 23 men. The co-op now has 196 members 62 women & 134 men. The co-op was formed to support young members & gender equality.
    • OriginGuatemala
    • Region: Huehuetenengo
    • Farm: Various
    • FarmerCo-op El Sendero members
    • Altitude1500-1900 Meters
    • CultivarBourbon & Pache
    • Crop: 2018-19
    • Processing: Washed

    Bourbon is a natural mutation of Typica originating from what was called Île Bourbon. The colour of the cherries can be either yellow, pink, orange or in this case red when ripe. Pache is a natural mutation of Typica discovered in Guatemala in 1949.

    For a brew recipe to start with try this....

    Black

    • Dose: 18g
    • Brew weight: 40g
    • Brew time: 25-35 seconds

    White

    • Dose: 18.5g
    • Brew weight: 22-27g
    • Brew time: 25-35 seconds

      This is what we serve at the bar in the roastery, it is always being critiqued & always under development.

      To develop our blend we start with fresh coffee samples, we roast them in our 20's Probat sample roaster then line them up on the cupping table, we look for coffee that has a good deal of natural sweetness, we may find tropical fruit note in a Colombian, citrus in a Burundi or dark fruity chocolate & creamy body in a Brasil. 

      When the coffee lands we work out a suitable roasting profile, then roast fresh every day, Monday to Friday. 

      We find our espresso best from the 5th day to 2 weeks after roasting so buy little & buy often.

      ⚡️For any help on coffee brewing of all methods i.e. espresso, plunger etc fire an email through to espresso@rocketcoffee.co.nz⚡️