A LIGHT DARK ROAST:
People have been drinking dark roasts for over two-centuries and it seems both short-sighted and careless to ignore history. And yet if you roast too dark, all of the unique flavours of origin are lost and you simply taste the bitter burn and one-dimensional char of the roast process itself. Shady Lane is a new way of roasting that uses a gentle approach and precise technique to strike a compromise: it engages in our coffee past with an approachable low-acidity but also showcases the deeply sweet and delicious chocolaty notes possible with particular origins. It is new and old because as the Pavement song concludes, "the worlds collide, but all that we want is a shady lane".
With over 20 years growing coffee, Santos Marcos Ccana and his Bellocpampa farm illustrates the meeting point of expertise and passion. Nestled in the Yanatile Valley, his 17-year-old Typica trees grow alongside a variety of fruit trees and produce around 40 quintals of parchment. It is processed through Prudencio Vargas Saenz and the Valle Inca cooperative. This is year two working with Santos and I am very happy to say that Quietly purchased his entire harvest with the help of Aleco at Red Fox Merchants..
It is little surprise that everyone is loving this year’s harvest from Bellocpampa. Thanks to Santo‘s extraordinary expertise and his typica trees, the cup is deeply sweet and seriously comforting with a gooey chocolate base. I have received several requests for an espresso profile and considering we purchased Santos’ entire crop this year, it makes sense to offer it as both filter & as the star of Shady Lane!
For espresso, use a 1:2 to 1:2.1 ratio in 29-33 seconds.
Classic with Mars Bar & Almond Butter.
Red Fox Merchants.