The Sermon Espresso
Farms // Fazenda Aurea, Las Cruces, Nigusse Lemma
Region // Minas Gerais, Santa Ana, Limu
Processing // Various
Cultivar // Catuai, Bourbon, Heirloom
Elevation // Various
Tasting Notes // Fresh Blueberries, Dark Chocolate, Balanced
Cup Characteristics: The Sermon is our fruit forward and heavy bodied espresso. A fresh, lighty tart blueberry and coffee cherry up front, with dark chocolate in the finish. These flavor characteristics blend incredibly well in milk drinks making a cappuccino with The Sermon decadent and dessert-like.
Sourcing Information: Sermon has always been a new take on an old classic. A round body, heavy chocolate notes, and berry sweetness are what we consistently strive for. We taste dozens of offerings each season to find the perfect combination to achieve this end. This season, we present a three bean blend hailing from Central and South America and Eastern Africa. Fazenda Aurea a dry-processed Catuai from Brasil, offers a sturdy body and sturdy background, while Nigusse Lemma, from Limu in Western Ethiopia, provides the intense berry notes. Balancing out these extremes is Everest, which is a remarkably clean wet-processed Bourbon from El Salvador that bridges the gap between the Aurea and Nigusse Lemma. Together they yield an espresso that is both exciting and approachable.
Preparation Recommendations: The Sermon excels on a wide variety of espresso machine types (including the old-school, vintage lever machine types). We use a relatively standard approach on our more modern equipment; 20 grams in, 24-27 seconds, yielding 24-27 grams. Some folks also like to use the blend on their coffee brewer or press pot for a deep cup.
IN: 20 GRAMS // OUT: 24-27 GRAMS // @: 24-27 SECONDS