Blending Coffee-Capitol Blend
Working with coffee is always fun. Sifting through all of the samples, trudging around the farms, working with the farmers to help produce that little jewel that we can bring in and roast.
But sifting through everything to find those small lots of coffees or finding farms off the beaten path is only part of it. Sometimes you get a task, like creating a blend of coffees that you have a consistent supply of, is a bit of a different matter, but never the less just as fun and rewarding.
First we have to go define what we want out of the blend- good with desserts or after dinner, breakfast, all day drinking..then we start looking at the coffee we already have and start blending different coffees together at different percentages. Inevitably, I just can't get it the way I want it...so then the roasting process starts over again. We will take current green inventory (raw coffee) and start tweaking the roasts on the coffees to get the blend to come out right. Then it's back to the blending table...this may happen 3-4 times before we get what we want.
This time we definatly got what we wanted when we created Captol Blend. We needed a coffee that you could drink with pastries or just by itself all day long. I love working on blends like this.. there is so much creativity you put into it by changinging the coffees, the roasting and the ratios that use.
If you get a chance- stop by one of the retail shops or on the web and pick some up