August Coffee Guide
Click the link to see the Dialled In August subscription coffee in more detail.
Once again we are bringing you two new roasters:
- Anne, Chris and the team at Monsoon Estates Coffee in Straford-upon-Avon
- Jose and the team at Ineffable Coffee all the way from Seville in the Andalusia region of southern Spain
The returning favourites that are gracing the subs this month are:
- Carola, Tash and the team at Pharmacie Coffee down in Hove
- Nino and the team over at Casa Espresso in Bradford
Remember, if there's a coffee that you aren't getting in your subscription but like the look of, you can simply add them onto your subscription as an extra bag in the members area... that also goes for the offer of getting hold of a bag of coffee all the way from Cat and Cloud in sunny Santa Cruz, California (order deadline is the 12th July... possibly sooner, as the offer has got quite popular).
Monsoon Estates Coffee
Hit the link above to find out more about Monsoon Estates and to read our Ask the Roaster feature with Anne.
Anne and Chris are providing a Nicaragua Maragogype (pronounced Mara-Go-Jeep-Y) for the subs this month - these beans are so large (usually at least twice the size of other beans) that they are commonly referred to as Elephant Beans.
This coffee has the typical Maragogype flavour notes of chocolate and nut, but also brings a really good citrus acidity to the cup which makes it stand out.
This coffee is omni-roasted so can be enjoyed by Espresso and Filter brewers alike - all our members will be receiving this coffee.
Hit the link above to find out more about Ineffable Coffee.
We've been waiting 'till Brexit sorted itself out before we looked to bring European roasters back into the subs, but the unexpected delay has presented us with an opportunity that we've grabbed with both hands. Jose and the team at Ineffable Coffee are doing great work building the speciality coffee scene in Seville and we're very happy to be able to showcase two of their outstanding coffees.
First up we have a floral Kenyan filter-roast coffee with notes of Orange and Brown Sugar. All our filter and assorted members will be receiving this coffee.
Secondly we have a creamy washed Peru espresso-roast with notes of Nectarine and Honey. All our espresso members will be receiving this coffee.
Hit the link above to find out more about Pharmacie Coffee and to read our Ask the Roaster feature with Tash.
Those that have been with us for a while know that we love a good Burundi here at Dog & Hat. These have been a bit hard to find so far this year, but all that has changed with this natural coffee from Pharmacie bursting with Cherry Cola notes - this is quite possibly the best Burundi that we've tasted.
Our 3 & 4 bag filter members will be receiving the filter roast profile for this coffee and our 3 & 4 assorted and espresso members will be receiving the espresso roast profile.
Hit the link above to find out more about Casa Espresso and to read our Ask the Roaster feature with Jonnie.
This month Nino and the team are helping us to continue our mini-quest of showcasing top quality Brazilian coffee, that doesn't necessarily taste that typical coffee from the region.
This coffee has an SCA score of 89 (which is pretty darn high) and tastes like fruit cake in a cup (or mug).
This omni-roast, natural processed coffee, will be going to all our 4 bag members.
Dialled In Dark(er)
This month we are bringing in our first true 'Dark' coffee for you to enjoy - Firedancer, courtesy of Monsoon Estates Coffee. This washed Papua New Guinea single origin coffee has notes of Dark Chocolate and Raisin with a sweet smokiness.
Next up we have a 50/50 espresso blend (Brazil and Peru) from Casa Espresso - Charlestown. This syrupy smooth coffee is packed full of Dark Chocolate, Caramel and Biscuit notes.
Dialled In Decaf
For our decaf subscribers we have a Monsoon Estates Peru Swiss Water Decaffeinated coffee with notes of Caramel, Chocolate and Citrus.
Completing the line-up is Casa Espresso with their Colombia 'La Plata' E.A. Decaffeinated coffee with notes of Brandy Snaps and Orange Creams.
Dog & Hat Coffee Settings
Here are the coffee settings we used this month to help you work out where to start dialling in the coffee.
Monsoon Estates Nicaragua
We found this coffee worked best at a grind setting of 3.8 and ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins.
We found this coffee worked best with a grind setting of 1.6 with a ratio of 18g in to 37g out in 24 secs.
Kenya - Filter
To balance the orange zestiness and brown sugar we used a grind setting of 4.1 and ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins.
Peru - Espresso
This coffee was creamy and sweet with a grind setting of 1.6 with a ratio of 18g in to 37g out in 23 secs.
This cherry cola bomb suited our standard starting setting of 4.0 and a ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins
This coffee worked well using a grind setting of 1.7 with a ratio of 18g in to 36g out in 24 seconds.
Casa Espresso Brazil
We found this coffee suited a slightly finder grind size of 3.9 and a ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins
This coffee extracted well at our default grind setting of 1.7, ratio of 17g in to 36g out in 22 seconds.
Monsoon Estates - 'Firedancer'
For this darker roasted single origin espresso we used a grind setting of 2.5, ratio of 17g in to 33g out in 20 seconds.
Casa Espresso 'Charlestown'
For this coffee we used a grind setting of 1.9, ratio of 18g in to 37g out in 23 seconds.