October Coffee Guide
Click the link to see the Dialled In October Subscription coffee in more detail.
This month we have a Scotland vs Yorkshire theme including two new roasters joining the Dog and Hat family.
Your new roasters for this month are:
- Chris, Neil and the team at Unorthodox Roasters in Kinross
- Zach at Chipp Coffee Co in Leeds (and a little bit in Edinburgh too)
Your returning favourites this month are:
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.
The coffee world has been a bit awash (pardon the pun) with some fine washed coffee recently but we've been on the lookout for something a little different for this month... and boy did we find it when we contacted Chris at Unorthodox and he sent us over a sample of his Cycle Pyscho natural-processed Uganda coffee.
This omni-roast coffee is boozy with fruity notes and works great as both filter and espresso. It definitely ticks the boxes we wanted to showcase something a bit different to you all.
All our members will be receiving the this coffee.
We've been eatching Rounton source some very interesting coffee recently and with our quest to showcase some different processing methods this month we jumped at the chance to get hold of this small micro-lot.
This coffee is a first for us, a honey-processed Colombian from a small farm in the Narino region. This one is coming at you with notes of Strawberry and Lime.
It is an omni-roasted coffee that works nicely across both filter and espresso. All our members will be receiving this coffee.
There are a handful of roasters that always crop up when we do a poll about our member's favourites... and Matt and his Edinburgh roastery is definitely one of those.
After the success of the last coffee with included from Papua New Guinea, we're very happy to be able to showcase this sweet washed coffee from the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
This omni-roast coffee comes with notes of Red Apple, Milk Chocolate and Caramel.
All our 3 and 4 bag members will be receiving this coffee.
Zach has been in the coffee industry for quite some time, most recently with the coffee consultancy and training firm Coffee Nexus in Edinburgh. He has also been helping out Matt at Fortitude, so has been on our radar for quite some time.
We're delighted to finally be able to include his washed El Slavador coffee with notes of Candied Lemon, Toffee and Cocoa.
This filter-roast coffee will be going to all our 4 bag Filter and Assorted members.
Dialled In Dark(er)
First up for the Dark(er) sub this month is Rounton's signature blend - The Granary Blend. This is a blend of Brazil, El Salvador and Sumatran coffee with notes of Chocolate, Hazlenut and Caramel
Next up we have Chipp Coffee's house blend - Highwire. This is a blend of Brazil, Colombia and Ethiopia coffee with notes of Caramel, Spice and Roast Almond.
Dialled In Decaf
For our decaf subscribers we have a Colombia CO2 decaf from Fortitude and a Nicaragua / El Salvador CO2 decaf from Rounton.
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.
We found this coffee worked best at a grind setting of 4.2 and ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins.
We found this coffee worked best with a grind setting of 2.1 with a ratio of 17g in to 34g out in 21 secs.
We found this coffee worked nicely using a grind setting of 4.3 and ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins.
We found this coffee worked well at a grind setting of 1.9 with a ratio of 18g in to 38g out in 23 secs.
We found this coffee worked best at a grind setting of 4.3 with a ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins
We found this coffee worked well using a grind setting of 1.9 with a ratio of 18g in to 36g out in 21 seconds.
Chipp Coffee El Salvador
We found this coffee suited a grind size of 3.8 and a ratio of 13.5g to 200ml water in 2:30 mins
Chipp Coffee Highwire Blend
For this espresso-roast coffee we used a grind setting of 1.8, ratio of 18g in to 36g out in 24 seconds.
Rounton Granary Blend
For this espresso blend coffee we used a grind setting of 2.1 with a ratio of 18g in to 39g out in 23 seconds.