Full-Bodied and Familiar

Approach: Inspired by our love of hiking, Trailside is pleasantly earthy and easy to enjoy. A darker roast, for those who seek a traditional flavor profile.

Cup Profile: Bold dark chocolate notes are met with the warming quality of nutmeg. As the cup cools delicate notes of pecan and vanilla become more prominent.

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Brewing Trailside

Being that Trailside is a dark roast, it tends to be more soluble in water, meaning the ideal length of extraction will be less than the majority of medium roasted coffees.

The goal is to produce a full-bodied coffee with a pleasing array of chocolate, nut, and spice qualities.

Under extraction will lead to a “woody” tasting cup that lacks body, while over extraction will produce a coffee with little to no acidity and underwhelming sweetness, providing only unpleasant earth notes.

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Let's Brew El Progreso

This “Double Fermentation” lot from our friends at El Progreso is wonderfully complex and delightfully sweet, presenting highly unique tropical and pastry-like flavors.

Pour Over preparation will lead to fruitful coffee that is tempered by rich sweetness. Expect the flavor, and mildly tart acidity, of passionfruit paired with the refreshing qualities of fresh lychee. As the cup cools the rich, cream-like, sweetness of vanilla custard begins to present itself.

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The AeroPress will produce a slightly more full-bodied cup, further highlighting this coffee’s cream-like custard qualities. Once again, expect the sweetness of fresh lychee and mild tartness of passionfruit.

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