PENROSE (named after the triangle) is Blueprint's house espresso. We feel the perfect espresso is an impossible goal, but we still strive to create it. PENROSE is our ever-updated offering in the quest for the perfect espresso. While the seasonal components at times may be single-origin, and at others a blend, it is always perfect for your hopper.
PENROSE also does well in the brewer – look for notes of lasting sweetness and heavy body, with a subdued acidity.
Version 18 is also from the Cuatro M group of farms, like Finca Manzano. The blend for Penrose v18 comes from the Ayutepeque farm and is a blend of their washed and natural process coffees. This is the first time we’ve had a blend of coffees from the same farm and the first time a lot was processed and assembled specifically for use as Penrose. Working jointly with Cuatro M to develop Penrose at the farm level maximized our ability to determine exactly what we wanted going into the espresso hopper. We were thrilled to see our name on the bags of green coffee as they came in the door – a nice little bonus for such an awesome collaboration.