Holkham Bay Espresso Blend
Our Holkham Bay espresso blend currently consist of 1/3 Inza Cauca (Colombia), 1/3 ‘Don Alfonso’ Red Obata (Costa Rica) & 1/3 Finca Montes Urales (El Salvador). Holkham Bay is our house espresso blend at our coffee house, The Black Apollo, in Holt, north Norfolk.
The flavour notes we get in the cup are milk chocolate, vanilla and strawberry to give a sweet and smooth coffee.
The Costa Rican beans are the first we have bought from the famous Aquiares Estate in Costa Rica. This special microlot is named ‘Don Alfonso’ after Don Alfonso Robelo, patriarch of one of the owning families of the estate who took over farm management in 1992.
The Finca Montes Urales beans in the blend are 100% Pacamara and have a distinct chocolate and strawberry flavour. Pacamara beans are desirable for their size and flavour.
The Inza Cauca beans are produced by 52 dedicated smallholder farmers from the towns of Pedregal and San Antonio, in the municipality of Inza. Every single microlot scored 85 points or over in the cupping lab.
Holkham Bay is delicious as an espresso, long black or flat white and equally as good with a more milky drink such as a cappuccino or latte.
IN THE CUP: MILK CHOCOLATE / STRAWBERRY / CHERRY
- 19g in
- 40g out
- in 28 – 30 seconds
- 60g per litre
- Steep for 4 minutes
- Stir and scoop off the crust
- Wait a further minute for grounds to settle
- Either pour slowly without plunging using the lid as a filter or
- Gently push the plunger the bottom and pour slowly.
- ENJOY YOUR COFFEE