Look for notes of berries, sweet lemon, black tea and honey.
Geometry, not only is it a subject that I always thought I did well in until I got my report card, but it is the name of this delicious blend. Between just you and me, this isn't a new blend for us. Our Framily: holiday blend was so popular and super yummy, that we decided to keep it around for awhile.
Geometry has been defined as \"describing spaces that lie beyond the normal range of human experience.\" Soon it will also be defined as \"that coffee from Onyx that I am in love with and completely redefined my relationship with coffee.\"
Origins: Colombia Aponte Village & Ethiopia Hambela Buku Washed
Geometry has been defined as \"describing spaces that lie beyond the normal range of human experience.\" Soon it will also be defined as \"that coffee from Onyx that I am in love with and completely redefined my relationship with coffee.\" You may be thinking…this sounds a lot like Framily our holiday blend…Sshhhh don’t spoil it for others, and also nice guess. It was so good we thought we would keep it around for a bit.
The real goal here is playing with processing and fermentation. We wanted to see how a black honey processed coffee can showcase the fermented fruit flavors and mix with a caramelized washed coffee. This coffee is ridiculously good and approachable while also remaining complex. It will convert even the most skeptical towards Specialty.
Our approach to our blends is a bit different at Onyx. Instead of choosing coffees from specific countries or regions that will, in theory, intertwine well to create complex & cohesive flavors like most. We actually start from the end and work our way back. This perspective means we choose to create a specific flavor profile first, deciding which acidities, sugars, and fats we want to accentuate for the coffee. Once a flavor profile has been set, in this case, german chocolate cake, blueberry, and spices for Geometry. We then start cupping blind through a large amount of coffees to find these specific attributes. With this blend, the Colombian gives us a syrupy, clean, fermented fruit flavor. It shows itself up front and in the finish. Clean fermentation is the key to finding alternatively processed coffees such as honeys and naturals. Next, we add a washed Ethiopian to add more fruit and complexity.
The purpose is that once a flavor profile is created, we update the coffees that make up Geometry every 2-3 months. This allows us to have a year-round blend with a flavor profile of high quality while retaining our commitment to seasonal coffees. This vigorous amount of cupping and blending takes a considerable amount of time. But we really think it makes the difference and is a system we use for all our blends.
Feel excited that the coffee you are tasting is always in season, and therefore, it is cupping and tasting to its full potential. We will never compromise our commitment to high-quality coffees and blends, whether it’s a single origin release or a blend component. You will not find Onyx buying “blender” coffees to save cost or prolong a good coffee. We also always keep blends to three coffees or less and maintain ratios in the build. This way what you extract is the flavor profile we designed.
FILTER - Kalita Wave
12oz - 22.5g Coffee : 360g Water 205°F
~3:00 Drain Time
FILTER - Kalita Wave
16oz - 28g Coffee : 450g Water 205°F
~4:00 Drain Time
FILTER - Batch Brew (1:16 ratio)
250g Coffee : 1G brew
As a house blend coffee Geometry is more fruit forward and bright than Monarch and Southern Weather. We are seeing this be the house blend of choice for a lot of cafés that want to provide something approachable to a wide customer base and adventurous enough to engage them in conversation. Look for honeylike sweetness, with blueberries, refreshing lemon, and a black tea note like an Ethiopian coffee. We love to sip on this coffee.