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Our house blend, Kaleidoscope, is the perfect balance of juicy berry fruit flavours with layers of rich chocolate and a tantalising orange acidity.
In this blend, three coffees combine beautifully into a moreish espresso or long black but also gives no quarter when paired with milk to make a creamy, delicious milkshake of a latte or flat white. While we have labelled this as an espresso blend it will certainly not leave you wanting if brewed in a cafetiére or a filter.
Red Berries, Chocolate, Orange
50% Diego Abarca San Jaan
35% Las Hermosas
15% Eli Espinosa
Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru
Yellow Catuai, Colombia, Bourbon & Caturra
1400 – 1850 masl
Diego Abarca San Juan
Diego Abarca grew up on his family's coffee farm, Finca Alto San Juan, that was established by his parents in 1986. He saw lots of neighbouring small farms set up their own processing mills and achieve greater quality and so greater prices for their coffee and this gave him the idea to set up his own micro processing mill. Today Diego can process around 20% of his farm's coffee giving him much more control of the final quality of that portion. This coffee adds the berries and a little of the chocolate to the blend.
In the southern part of Tolima, lies the vast natural reserve of Las Hermosas. The reserve covers a large area of 125,000 hectares and goes from 1,600 meters above sea level all the way to the dizzying heights of 4,500m. At the edge of this reserve 12 farmers all bring their ripe coffee cherries to the Chaparral purchasing station which make up this coffee. The chocolate in the blend mainly comes from this coffee.
Eli Espinosa started his life in coffee by picking coffee cherries after moving to the Chirinos area of Peru as a teenager. After a while he was able to buy a small piece of land and start his own coffee farm. He now has four coffee farms and processes all his own coffee. Even though this only provides 15% of the blend it adds in the zing of citrus and the final lift to make the blend sing like it does.