ALLIE & LENNIE
Allie & Lennie rotates with fresh harvests from our producer network but will always tell stories of my grandmother’s kitchens. It showcases those crops that taste like the pies, cookies, and treats that I will forever associate with a cup of coffee.
You will not find many blends on the Quietly menu because our interest is in the singular expression of a place. We always want to experience those unique sensory elements tied to a producer's labour and the environmental elements of the farm. However, community lots or specific blends from small holder farms allow producers to reach the market and, simultaneously, they mean we are not bound to large scale operations. This special iteration of Allie & Lennie comes via Mountain Coffee and their 'Women in Coffee' series.
It is a two part blend, with one half originating from Luiza Macedo’s Tapera do Baú farm. Her expertise shines in the cup, given her degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of São Paulo and Master’s in Agriculture from the Agronomic Institute of Campinas. She is currently working on her PhD and pays special attention to mineral nutrition, soil fertility, foliar fertilization and micronutrients in her crops. The second part comes from the Estancia Santa Luzia farm. It is owned and operated by the Mother and Daughter team Gabriela and Maria Silvia’s Estancia. Over the last decade, they have gained several certifications (including Fairtrade, Certifica Minas and 4C) and set up a very popular cafe and roaster.
For espresso, use a 1:2 to 1:2.1 ratio in 28-32 seconds.
Creamy with Pear Tart & Reece's Peanut Butter Cup.
Boa Esperança / Mantiqueira de Minas.
Tapera do Baú / Estancia Santa Luzia.
Mundo Nova / Yellow Catuaí.