Streetlevel Espresso is quintessentially sweet combining balanced notes of ripe stone fruits and zesty citrus with a syrupy sweetness. Look for a hint of citrus as espresso and a touch more roast development as brewed coffee.
Cauca, Santa Barbara
1600 - 2100 Meters
February - June
Stonefruit, Marmalade, Maple Syrup
This year’s first-semester Streetlevel Espresso is a dynamic blend of coffees from two impressive growing regions; Colombia’s Cauca department, and the inimitable Santa Barbara region of Honduras.
From deep in the Southern reaches of Colombia’s Cauca department - 8 hours south of its capital Popayan, to be exact - sits the Argcafe growers association. Here, in the Andean foothills, 102 member farmers deliver coffee harvested as high as 2100 MASL. Not only do we love the citric acidities and bright stone fruit flavors typical of these coffees, but we’re immensely proud to support a growers association dedicated to providing technical support and access to markets to a region formerly known for the production of illicit drugs.
Tasked with balancing-out the Colombian top-notes and giving this year’s first-semester Streetlevel depth, are a selection of lots from Peña Blanca’s Beneficio San Vicente. This selection features coffees produced by small-holder farmers scattered about the fog-shrouded slopes of the Santa Barbara mountain and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our Honduran project-work to our flagship espresso blend.
Streetlevel Espresso works perfectly as your everyday espresso or as a brewed coffee. This version we have been liking pulled fast and medium in output.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.