North Star - The Docks Blend
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40% Brazil Fazenda Rainha da Paz
40% El Salvador Chelazos
20% Sumatra Bener Meriah
Notes of Milk Chocolate, Toasted Nuts and Tangerine
We have put a lot of work into creating our house blend over the last few years, tinkering with components and percentages until we think it is just right. Our aim has been to create a blend that embraces many of the characteristics of a traditional espresso blend but that embodies principles of specialty coffee working with amazing producers from across the tropics, profiling and roasting their beans to a medium level before carefully blending them to create a characterful cup.
The result is our take on a more traditional style blend with plenty of chocolate and nut notes that are in the cup not because of the roast level (which is still medium) but because they are the inherent characteristics of the coffees we have blended. It is a real crowd pleaser and a great one to have in your cupboard, with milk it is super smooth and creamy with notes of milk chocolate, hazelnut and a hint of butter. Black, it is smooth and naturally sweet with minimal bitterness and a twist of orange peel on the finish.
This blend supports many of our all time hero producing partners here at North Star – you can read more here about Marcello Montanari (owner of Rainha da Paz in Brazil) and Maria Zoila Pineda (one fo the El Salvador Chelazos producers).