Onyx - Geometry Blend [ORDER DEADLINE 6TH DEC - FREE DELIVERY]
Aponte Village in the Narino region of Colombia
Reko washing station in the Kochere area of the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia
1950 - 2100 masl
Blueberry, Sweet Lemon, Honey and Black Tea
Geometry has been defined as "describing spaces that lie beyond the normal range of human experience." Soon it will also be defined as "that coffee from Onyx that I am in love with and completely redefined my relationship with coffee."
It's our answer for everything and has two of our favourite coffees—a washed processed Ethiopian & Colombian. This blend has become one of our favourite coffees. We love it as a filter coffee, and we love it as espresso. And not only does is it taste great as either but it's easy to dial in as espresso or filter.
Our approach to creating blends is a bit different at Onyx. Instead of choosing coffees from specific countries or regions that will, in theory, intertwine well to develop complex & cohesive flavours like most, we start from the end and work our way back. This perspective means we choose to create a particular flavour profile first - deciding which acidities, sugars, and fats we want to accentuate for the coffee. Once a flavour profile has been set, in this case, blueberry, lemon, and tea for Geometry. We then start cupping blind through a large number of coffees to find these specific attributes. With this blend, the Colombian gives us a syrupy, clean, fermented fruit flavour. It shows itself up front and in the finish. Next, we add a washed Ethiopian to add more fruit and complexity. Currently, for this blend, we are using Colombia Aponte Village and Ethiopia Reko G1.
The purpose is that once a flavour profile is created, we update the coffees that make up Geometry every 2-3 months. This allows us to have a year-round blend with a flavour profile of high quality while retaining our commitment to seasonal coffees. This vigorous amount of cupping and blending takes a considerable amount of time. But we really think it makes the difference and is a system we use for all our blends.
Feel excited that the coffee you are tasting is always in season, and therefore, it is cupping and tasting to its full potential. We will never compromise our commitment to high-quality coffees and blends, whether it’s a single origin release or a blend component. You will not find Onyx buying “blender” coffees to save cost or prolong a good coffee. We also always keep blends to three coffees or less and maintain ratios in the build. This way what you extract is the flavour profile we designed.
* 10oz bag (~283g)