Friday, 15 June 2012

Ciclista Espresso Blend, Terrone & Co.

The second review of Terrone & Co. offers an espresso blend made entirely of quality single origin Arabica beans. The Ciclista blend I believe translates as the cyclists blend and has been doing a good job of propping me up before a run. 

On opening I was rewarded with the sight of healthy looking medium roasted beans which carried a fruity acidity on the nose. In the grind those aromas were further propagated releasing a lovely zesty, flowery scent. My grinder smelled remarkably like sweet lemons by the end.

When stirring the brew a good thick crema arose, a  little even got through the aero press filter. I was left with an oily, fruity espresso which continued to exude sweet sticky notes. 

The first sip provided a real burst of flavour. Waxy citrus fruits with a tart after taste dominated proceedings. 

As the drink began to mellow one could appreciate a little more complexity in the flavour, citrus fruit remained but supported with some richer, deeper tones. The natural sweet fruit flavours stuck cleanly on till the finish.

  • Region:             Blend - See below
  • Farm, CoOp:    Blend - See below
  • Process:            Blend - See below
  • Elevation:         Blend - See below
  • Certification:   Blend - See below
  • Roast:                Medium
  • Roaster:            "Vittoria" 1950's Italian roaster


45% Santo Domingo Carmen AA fFq & C. lot 82
  • Variety: Arabica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Elevation: Low, island coffee

20% Brazil Peregamino sul del Minas
  • Variety: Arabica
  • Minas state
  • Process: Ripe cherries, hand picked, depulped, sun dried for days
  • Elevation: 800-900

20% Mexico Altura Marago La Concordia
  • Variety: Arabica
  • Vera CruzMexico
  • Elevation: 800-1000
  • Altura -  high altitude, Marago - large bean cultivation, La Concordia -  harmony

15% Sumatra Lingtong Raja Batak
  • Variety: Arabica
  • North Sumatra, west of lake Toba
  • Process: Semi washed, hand pulped
  • Elevation: 1000-1600
  • Raja Batak means ‘King of Batak’ - Batak are the ethnic groups in the area

A sweet citrus fruit espresso blend with a developing complexity. Ideal for someone looking for something a little fresher in their shot.

How do we taste it? Go here. 

Supplier: Terrone & Co.

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