Red Bank Mexico, Monte Alban washed process
Regular price £10.00
This particular Bourbon and Typica lot comes from 11 smallholder farmers in the Sierra Sur region of Oaxaca. The coffee is named after Monte Alban, a large pre-Colombian Zapotec ruin that can be seen from the coffee farms hidden in the surrounding Sierra Sur mountains. Coffee growers from this region have been producing coffee for more than three generations in a very traditional, and mostly organic way. This particular lot is certified EU organic. The coffee is fully washed in micro-mills at each farm and is then sun dried on patios and raised beds.
In the cup it is clean and sweet, and reminds us of golden syrup, tangerine and vanilla.
We approached Red Bank very early on after first opening Mow’s and have developed a strong relationship with them through shared ideals and a love of good coffee.
Red Bank is guided by three core principles - Quality, Traceability and Sustainability. From their base in the heart of the Lake District Red Bank source only coffees that are able to satisfy these criteria which are then roasted on an eco-friendly Loring S15 Falcon. The roasting philosophy at Red Bank is to roast each coffee such that it is fully developed, but to terminate the roast before "roast" flavours start to develop. The ultimate goal is to unlock each coffee's full potential, and to allow it to sing in the cup, these Coffees are usually slightly more progressed profiles than other coffee we have at Mow's but they are real crowd pleasers and have been very popular with our café guests !
Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28 – 32 seconds
Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 mins