For those who haven’t brewed Naturelle before, the ethos behind the blend is all about organic ingredients. We do not certify Naturelle for retail, as organics only happens for a short time every week and is laborious and administratively consuming. In coffee terms, we try and keep THE VERY BEST Ethiopian coffee we can buy as the champion and then there are one or two base elements or carriers to elevate it. At the moment we are using;
Suke Quto from the Guji area of Sidamo in Ethiopia, Brazilian Sitio Santa Clara and new crop Guatemalan Finca Bourbon. This change is adding more almonds and chocolate in milk drinks and the espresso is still all about the Suke and the sweet acidity.
We have always brewed Naturelle lighter, to elevate the citrus and clarity. For the best espresso you can extract from as low as 14g into 50g as there is nearly always more sweetness with less coffee, in the next breath you can still make some great coffee using triple baskets and 21g’s….you just don’t HAVE TO up dose! Also in my list of growlings water is so important.