An Estate Blend?
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 6:11 AM
By Randy Pedersen
On the way to an appointment with my family doctor today I had a great idea. Since it's Easter, I decided to bring him a gift of a dark roasted Estate coffee he really likes. It occurred to me that we never blend Estate coffees. We don’t because the Estate coffees we source are by nature incredible on their own. Estate coffees naturally come from one particular farm and vary in quality from crop to crop, year to year. Some harvests are outstanding while others we pass on if the farmer didn’t have a crop that meets our standards. They also tend to be pricey. These are three very good reasons for not blending Estate coffees. Blending is generally undertaken by roasters to provide consistency as crops vary over time or to enhance the profile of a particular coffee that is lacking in some aspect.
I thought, “If my doctor loves certain uber premium Estate coffees, why wouldn’t he love a blend of the very best Estates we offer?” Well he likely would if the blend was so unique and so well crafted that the various beans combined to make a coffee unlike any other in the world.
Since Estate coffees change with every crop the resulting blend will have to be a “Limited Edition.” I have some ideas on what this coffee will taste like and I have already been talking to our Roast Master about my idea. I am really excited about this. The blend I have in mind has never before been created in the history of coffee roasting (that I know of) so it will be exclusive to JavaMoose. It is really cool being a trailblazer and an innovator when it comes to creating a new and unique flavour profile. Maybe this is a coffee geek kind of thing.
I really hope you take a moment to comment with your thoughts on this project. I want to see if there is interest out there for a coffee that is truly unique and available only once in a lifetime. I’ll keep you posted when this blend becomes available for purchase.
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