Colombia and Ethiopia

Hometown Blend

From $16.00

Hometown is great for espresso or drip and is sweet, balanced and user friendly.

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We taste

cocao nibs, praline, blackberry

...in this coffee.

One reason you’ll never find Sweet Bloom offering many blends is because we are hyper focused on keeping our coffees fresh and seasonal. Blends offered year round inevitably lead to individual components growing tired and showing signs of age – which means less tasty coffee.

So how does Hometown, our user friendly espresso blend, stay fresh throughout the year? Part of the answer has to do with the fact that we use coffees from Colombia as the base of our blend (at ~50%). The wonderful thing about Colombia is that there are two harvests per year, which means we can continually rotate fresh harvests into the blend. For years now we’ve been rotating lots from the Los Naranjos and Timanco groups in Huila, Colombia. We are proud of the fact that these two groups can count on us consistently buying their coffee, year after year.

The other components we add to Hometown are from Ethiopia, a washed selection at ~35%, and a natural selection at ~15%. Although there is only one harvest from Ethiopia, we do not know of a country whose coffee stays fresh as green coffee longer. The result is a consistently fresh tasting, chocolatey, full bodied blend with a touch of berries, soft florals and bright but balanced acidity. Hometown is easy to dial in and amazing for espresso, but works great for drip coffee and cold brew as well.

Region
Region
Colombia and Ethiopia
Flavors
Flavors
cocoa nibs, praline, blackberry
Process
Process
washed and natural process
Aromatics
Aromatics
almond, clover honey
Acidity
Acidity
balanced
Sweetness
Sweetness
praline
Producer
Producer
various
Altitude
Altitude
4921-7200 ft
Varieties
Varieties
heirloom

Recommended Preparation

Espresso
In: 18g
Out: 33-36g
Time: 24-28 sec
Kalita
In: 18g
H2O: 305g
Ratio: 1:17
TDS: 1.30%

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
4.00/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.24/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$5.74/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$9.98/ lb.

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