We are adding a new blend to the already famous Blend Lucero. Fourquet is the street of the first coffee shop we opened in Lavapiés, and it is a very special place for us. It was there that we began our journey into the world of speciality coffee, and it is a constant reminder of our passion for coffee. It was only fitting that our second blend should bear the name Blend Fourquet.
This blend is composed of two coffees of South American origin: a Guatemala from the Fraijanes region and a Brazil from Cerrado Mineiro.
This coffee is perfect to enjoy with milk as it provides a smooth texture, and its citrus notes are balanced with notes of molasses, cinnamon, and peanut butter.
We worked with two coffees of different origins, a Brazil Santa Tereza estate from the Cerrado Mineiro region and a Guatemala from the Fraijanes region.
Taste notes: peanut butter, cinnamon, pear
Origin: Brazil, Minas Gerais, Pratinha
Altitude: 1.235 masl
Varietal: Catuaí Yellow
Producer: Pedro de Melo Ribeiro
Origin: Guatemala, Fraijanes
Altitude: 1550-1800 meters above sea level
Varietal: Red Catuai
Producer: Antonio Gonzales & Edy Aracely Samayoa
You can prepare it in your Italian coffee machine or if you have an espresso machine:
Use 16 grams of dry coffee to extract 33 grams of total brew in a cup in a time of 25 to 29 seconds.
Variables to take into account:
- TEMPERATURE: 92,5 C
- PRESSURE: 8.5 Bars
- MACHINE: La Marzocco Linea PB
- GRINDER: Mythos 1
- WATER: 70 ppm
Fazenda Santa Tereza
Pedro has always sought the production of special coffees with an increasing quality, working to certify the farm in his own area in such a rich region. The producer always washes the coffees and separates the dry ones from the ripe ones to make the quality truer.
He acquired his farm in 2015, chosen because it was a good area for coffee and bought as a result of hard work. The challenges, it is worth remembering, were great because Pedro, until then, had worked only with white crops for 29 years and now witnesses the difficulties that high altitude areas create. Still, coffee is something to pay for.
The Cerrado Mineiro Region is a world-renowned producer of high quality coffee, the first "Denomination of Origin" in Brazil, located in the northwest of the state of Minas Gerais.
Having well-defined seasons, a hot and humid summer and a pleasantly dry winter, is a strong characteristic of the region. Coffee plantations are cultivated in areas with altitudes varying between 800 and 1,400 metres, resulting in high quality coffees with a unique identity.
This lot was created from 10-15 producers who are improving their quality, but who this year were not strong enough to stand on their own. Antonio and Edy decided to buy the coffee to give them the opportunity to use the extra income they receive from selling at a higher price to re-invest in their farm and wet mills.
Antonio and Edy work constantly with their producers to help them improve the quality and therefore the price of their coffees. For this lot, they bought 84 and 85 point coffees to create a high quality and affordable blend. This regional lot is unlike anything you will see on the market as it has full transparency and traceability to each producer.