Dark Horse Espresso

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We source our green coffee through importers who work directly with the farmers, to develop lasting relationships with the people growing the beans, and create positive development at origin. This allows us to deliver coffee that is both ethically sourced, and of the highest quality.

We deliver coffee that is ethically sourced and of the highest quality. We prioritise lasting relationships with farmers and positive development at origin. We source and buy directly from farmers when possible.

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Dark Horse Espresso Profile

Components
50% Costa Rica Don Claudio
50% Brazil Fazenda do Retiro

Processes
Washed

Notes
Brown Sugar, Orange & Dried Fruit

About the Components

Our house espresso blend changes components seasonally. Our goal is to make an espresso that is firstly a building block for a wonderful milk based espresso beverage, as well as interesting and complex on its own.

Don Claudio is produced in the surrounding hills of the Chirripó Mountain, the highest in Costa Rica, where the soil is rich, and the rainfall abundant. The ripe coffee cherries are picked and dried without removing the fruit skin or pulp, before being milled. This takes time, but the rewards are vibrant, stone-fruit rich and floral tasting coffees.

Fazenda de Retiro is a Yellow Topazio varietal which underwent Pulped Natural processing. The variety offers high productivity and even cherry maturation, and is especially well-suited for the climate of Minas Gerais state. Coffee producer Marta de Paula Borges owns and operates two coffee farms in the Cerrado Mineiro region of Brazil, Fazenda do Retiro and Esmeril Chapadão de Ferro.

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