The varietals in Northwest Blend are developed fully in the roaster, but not to the point of charring delicate sugars and flavor solids, creating intensity without smoke. Generous chocolate waves wrap around the taste buds, and are softened by seductive creamy sweetness and gentle notes of jasmine and pineapple.
This blend also serves as Martin Henry’s choice for espresso. Pulled properly, espresso shots swirl with excessive, glossy crema production. You may be pleasantly satisfied to press your Northwest, or enjoy a stately cup from the drip machine. Coffees arriving from several equatorial growing regions—literally around the world—are individually roasted according to ideal profile before blending.
Today many roasters are blending green coffee first and roasting the batch to one profile; Martin Henry still takes the long route to individuality by bringing each coffee to roast nirvana separately, and blending after.
Dark roast blend.