- Written by : The Roasting Team
Wavelengths, radio signals, Hertz, phase velocity, light and sound: frequency is the measure of repetition, the rate of return to normalcy. In your morning ritual, there is a frequency to the whir of the spinning grinder’s teeth as they meet the beans, and in the slow drip from the filter that causes ripples in the pool of brewing coffee below. In our pursuit of excellent coffees, too, there is a frequency of the cycle of harvests, in the machines that mill the beans, and in the revolutions of the cast iron roasting drums.
Frequency Blend is our attempt to capture these ideas in an easy-to-enjoy cup. It’s a harmonious composition of pulped-natural Brazilian coffee and fully washed Zambian coffee that changes seasonally depending on what is fresh and tasting great. Brazil is known for being the world’s leading exporter of coffee, and we’ve spent years developing relationships with growers who are able to consistently produce the high caliber quality we expect. Hand-picked coffee cherries from family owned and operated farms are de-pulped (the flesh of the fruit is stripped away from the seed) and dried on patios in the sun and finished in temperature-regulated gentle mechanical driers before processing for export. Zambian coffees, cradeled by a supple mouth feel and juicy sweetness, are fermented and washed after de-pulping. Our three year relationship with Zambia has led us to farmers we hope to work with year after year.
Frequency Blend’s flavor profile is simple, yet refined: the Brazil component contributes a smooth body and predominate note of milk chocolate, with the washed Zambia adding an accent of lemongrass, pineapple, and breakfast tea. It’s what we refer to as a “chuggable” coffee: a well-balanced blend that’s enjoyable on its own, or with a little added milk if that’s your preference. Either way, we hope it becomes a staple in your morning routine.