July 2019 Coffee Guide
Click the link to see the Dialled In July subscription coffee in more detail.
We have two new roasters joining the Dog & Hat family this month - Climpson and Sons and Sendero Coffee, both from London. Returning to join the newbies this month are Heart & Graft from Manchester and Dusty Ape from Wiltshire.
Don't forget, if there's any coffee that you aren't getting in your subscription but like the look of, you can add them onto your subscription this month as an extra bag in the members area.
Climpson and Sons
Climpson and Sons are a staple of the London speciality coffee scene having been around since 2002. Interesting fact about Climpson and Sons is that they took their name from the butcher's that owned the shop they moved into.
First up we have a real Chocolate Orange of a coffee in the shape of this Ethiopia washed coffee from the Sasaba washing station in the Guji Oromia region. It's coming at you with notes of Milk Chocolate, Toffee and Marmalade. Climpson and Sons has been working with this washing station for many years now, and they have found this coffee go from strength to strength each year.
This coffee is omni-roasted so can be enjoyed by Espresso and Filter brewers alike - all our members will be receiving this coffee.
Sendero Coffee are experts in coffee sourcing and they travel the world looking for more obscure origins and coffees - they have partnered with our good friends Pharmacie Coffee down in Hove to bring their coffee vision to life.
When we select the coffee each month, we tend to struggle with one thing - getting hold of good honey-processed coffees. So imagine our delight when Sendero said they had a honey-processed coffee from the Finca la Senda farm they work with in the Acatenango region of Guatemala. This coffee is full of stone fruit (we mostly found mango) and papaya flavour notes.
All our filter and assorted members will be receiving the filter roast profile for this coffee and all our espresso members will be receiving the espresso roast profile.
Heart and Graft
Honduras season is upon us and there is one place we love to go to get the best the country has to offer... Heart & Graft. They have such strong ties with the COMSA organisation (https://coopcoffees.coop/comsa/) that are doing so much good for the industry in Honduras.
The chance to get hold of another great COMSA-based micro-lot was too good to turn down. So here it is - a sweet, medium bodied coffee with a big hit of honey sweetness and apple flavour notes.
Again, this coffee is omni-roasted so can be enjoyed by Espresso and Filter brewers alike - all our three (and four) bag members will be receiving this coffee.
It's always good to bring Phil from Dusty Ape back in - he is so passionate about coffee, that we could spend all day chatting to him... but we have work to do, so - this omni-roast coffee has all the fruity blackcurrant notes you'd expect from Kenya and is great as filter and makes a cracking, lively espresso.
This coffee will be going to all our 4 bag members. Kenyas espresso isn't for everyone so if you're 4 bag espresso or assorted member and you'd prefer a more toned-down espresso, do let us know and we can always swap you onto the Dusty Ape Capuchin blend from the Dark(er) sub if you'd prefer.
Dialled In Dark(er)
After solely showcasing blends in the first two months of Dialled In Dark(er) we now bring you a brilliant single-origin Brazil espresso from Climpson and Sons - The Baron. This coffee has all the dark chocolate and hazelnut notes you'd expect from Brazil and we're sure it will hit the spot nicely.
Next up we have a Honduras-based espresso blend from Dusty Ape - The Capuchin. This one is coming in full of chocolate and sweet caramel notes.
A first for us this month is the option to add a 3rd bag to our Dark(er) subscribers. If two bags just isn't enough for you each month, you can head over to the members area and add on a bag of the Heart & Graft 60/40 Blend (60% Brazil and 40% India) with notes of Cocoa, Bonfire Toffee & Brown Sugar.
Dialled In Decaf
For our decaf subscribers we have a Dusty Ape Colombia Swiss Water decaffeinated coffee with rich acidity, medium-bodied, citrusy flavour, with a clean and sweet aftertaste.
Completing the line-up is Heart & Graft with their Central American blend decaffeinated coffee.
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.
Climpson and Sons Ethiopia
We found this full bodied chocolate orange of a washed coffee worked best at a grind setting of 5.1 and ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins.
To get a nice balance of sweetness, chocolate and orange we used a grind setting of 1.9 with a ratio of 17g in to 36g out in 25 secs.
Sendero Guatemala (Honey)
To get the mango and papaya notes from this sweet coffee we used our standard starting grind setting of 4.0 and ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins.
This coffee was beautifully sweet with a grind setting of 1.9 with a ratio of 18g in to 38g out in 24 secs.
Heart & Graft Honduras
This medium bodied washed coffee was full of sweet honey notes with a slightly finer grind setting of 3.8 and a ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins
This coffee produced a really sweet cup when using a finer grind setting of 1.6 with a ratio of 18g in to 38g out in 23 seconds.
Dusty Ape Kenya
We found this Ribena bomb of a coffee suited a coarser grind size of 4.8 and a ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins
This bright coffee easily extracted and we settled on a grind setting of 2.1, ratio of 17g in to 35g out in 22 seconds.
Climpson and Sons 'The Baron'
For this single origin espresso we used a grind setting of 2.0, ratio of 17.5g in to 35g out in 26 seconds.
Dusty Ape 'Capuchin'
For this chocolatey espresso we used a grind setting of 1.9, ratio of 17g in to 34g out in 23 seconds.
Heart and Graft '60/40'
For this nutty blend we used a grind setting of 1.9, ratio of 17g in to 34g out in 23 seconds.