Built on the same concept as our Red Brick Espresso Blend, The Filter Blend is seasonal, versatile and classic Square Mile. Clean, balanced and medium-bodied; a kind, welcoming coffee to wake up to The Filter Blend offers the perfect all-day everyday brew and embodies all we love about speciality coffee. An absolute delight, you’ll want to keep a bag in the cupboard to always have delicious coffee in the house.
*To optimise our blend, component percentages are subject to change.
Region BAJA VERAPAZ
33% EL PEREZOSO
Country COSTA RICA
Region WEST VALLEY
Here to usher us into the winter months, we designed this iteration of The Filter Blend to be comfort in a cup. Introducing two new components, Chichupak, an indigenous-led cooperative in rural Guatemala and El Perezoso from Costa Rica, it does precisely that!
Oozing velvety chocolate notes with vibrant apple acidity, Chichupak sits at the heart of this blend. Using very traditional production methods, farmers take their harvests to the cooperative's mill, where they have access to depulpers, fermentation tanks, wash channels, raised African beds, drying patios and driers. The Chichupak community are mostly subsistence farmers, and coffee is one of the most important cash crops. Led by the community leader Faustín Chen and the president of the association Mario Sic, their focus is on producing better quality to access better markets and increase earnings.
Coming to us from Coopro Naranjo, located in Costa Rica's West Valley, El Perezoso was the perfect match for Chichupak. The cooperative has over 2,000 members and has been running its Loma micro-lot programme since 2006. Referred to as lomas, the region comprises a range of rolling hills, hence the program name. And this lot came to us specifically from a range called Los Robles.