SHADY LANE

$22
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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". 

ORIGIN:
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 three 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. This means for the last two years, we are in a complete crop to cup loop with Santos (and his beautiful coffee)!

FLAVOUR:
Cusco coffees are extraordinary, which is clear in Santos’s cup. It opens with a delightful array of fruit am notes: raspberry, apricot, and blackberry. It is creamy and thick, like buttercream icing, but also brimming with lighter sugary notes - think shortbread and pound cake. Its finish moves from milk chocolate to sweet coconut flakes and a nice rounded note of almond butter. 

PARAMETERS: 
For espresso, use a 1:2 to 1:2.1 ratio in 29-33 seconds.
TASTE:
Classic with Coconut Cake & Milk Chocolate.
REGION:
Suyo, Lares, Calca, Cusco.
FARM:
Bellocpampa.
VARIETAL:
Typica.
ELEVATION:
2000m.
PROCESS:
Fully Washed.
IMPORTER:
Red Fox Merchants.
CERTIFICATIONS:
Organic.