TWO WHEEL ESPRESSO

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Regular price $16.00

CITRUS • BALANCED • SWEET • SMOOTH

This is our 'house' espresso. It's smooth, easy to control, sweet and balanced. It holds up to milk with ease and showcases nicely when consumed black.

Currently a 50/50 blend of a white honey Caturra + Catuai from the Imperio Rojo micro-mill in Costa Rica and a washed mixed variety produced by ASOTBILBAO cooperative in Colombia. Find out more information about both below:

Imperio Rojo 50% Asotbilbao 50%

Region:

Cerro Chirripo Planadas, Tolima
Origin: Costa Rica Colombia
Farm(ers): Jose & Annie Alvarado Small Producers
Varietal: Caturra + Catuai Caturra + Catuai + Castillo
Process: White Honey Washed
Rosso Direct:
Brew Guide
Recommended Recipe as Espresso: 
18 grams, 28-32 seconds, 42 gram extraction
Tasting Notes: Smooth, Balanced, Citrus, Honey

At the Farm, Imperio Rojo
Imperio Rojo is a mill we've been working with for the last four years. It's owned and operated by a husband and wife combo named Jose and Annie Alvarado. They're located in a beautiful area of Costa Rica called Chirripo and have land on their farm that spans up to 2100 metres. They are growing Catuai and Caturra, making up this particular offering.

Chirripo is a relatively new player when it comes to Costa Rican coffee producing areas. With production stretching back over the past few years, we are thrilled to be offering a fantastic coffee in such an up and coming region. The views are amazing from the 2000m hills, covered in coffee!

Jose owns and operates his Imperio Rojo. It's here that he does all of his processing with a meticulous degree of detail. He and his wife live at the mill, in an absolutely beautiful landscape. 

We toured the farm and the mill and were very impressed by the overall operation. We started at the mill and viewed all of Jose's processing - he's experimenting with Naturals this season, which could make for an intriguing offering in years to come. The mill was very clean and organized and the excitement to tour us around was very apparent. We then drove up to the farm's peak and overlooked the Chirripo mountains. Incredible. We walked through the rows of Caturra and Catuai and finally wrapped up our day long tour with a picnic at 2050m. A pretty special afternoon to compliment a pretty special coffee.

The versatility of this White Honey has us excited for our visit this coming season to see further improvements in quality of processing, picking and overall cup quality. There are some new young trees to look forward to tasting this coming season. Thanks Jose for such an incredible coffee. 

Country: Costa Rica
Region: Cerro Chirripo
Producer: Jose Alvarado
Mill: Imperio Rojo
Varietal: Caturra and Catuai
Process: White Honey
Elevation: 1800-2000 metres

This is the fourth year working directly with Jose Alvarado.

At the Farm, ASOTBILBAO

 

ASOTBILBAO is a cooperative association of 44 members. Annually they receive workshops and training to help them improve the management of resources, and how important it is to keep track of data so they can better plan for the future.

The members farms are medium sized, with 4.5 hectares being the average. All of them within the municipality Planadas. With high elevations of 1600 meters and above, these areas are ideal for coffee production, especially high-quality Colombia and Castillo. 

On its own, this washed processed coffee is sweet, like a warmed honey or a brown sugar simple syrup. It's nicely balanced, with a medium acidity backing up that sweetness and giving structure. There's some soft citrus tones that compliment the flavours of Two Wheel and make for a nice blend.


Producer: ASOTBILBAO
Country: Colombia
First Year Rosso Purchased: 2020
Region: Planadas, Tolima
Varietal: Colombia + Caturra + Castillo
Processing Techniques Purchased: Washed
Elevation: 1600 - 2000  
 

This is the first year purchasing from ASOTBILBAO

 

More About Biotre Bags

These bags are from Biotrē, they are 60% compostable and 100% renewable, including the valve!

What’s the difference between the red bag and the black bag?
The red bag contains the coffees with an acidity rating from 3-5. The black bag contains coffees with an acidity rating of 2 or lower.
In summary: coffees that are a little more adventurous—red; comfortable and more classic coffees—black.

How does the Sweetness, Acidity, and Body Scale work?
This is an internal scale from 0-5 comparing our own coffees. Each coffee is cupped and the sweetness, acidity, and body are rated. Keep in mind that different brewing methods may affect results.

Read more about our bags

Disposing of Biotre Bags

Can I put this in the city compost?
Our Biotre bags are made of from plant materials and 60% can breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Putting these bags in the city compost is not recommended. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost which will break down within 12 weeks. Dispose of the sugar cane layer in the garbage afterward.

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Shipping Expectations

Once your order is received it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days, please keep in mind that we roast our coffees daily. 

If you live in Calgary, Rosso will personally deliver your coffee to your door! If you are outside of Calgary our default shipping method is UPS, however we can use different shipping companies to ensure that you will get your package as soon as possible. 

Free Delivery IN Calgary for Orders Over $20

For Rosso deliveries the cutoff time for delivery processing is 12pm. 

For example, an order placed on Monday at 9:43am will be on the delivery route for Tuesday. An order placed on Monday at 12:35pm will be on the delivery route for Wednesday. 

**Deliveries to Apartments & Condos will be mailed out via UPS

Delivery Outside of Calgary

Free delivery within Alberta for orders over $35

Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50

International Shipping

We offer competitive shipping rates to our International customers. There are a variety of shipping options for you to choose from upon checkout. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be, as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country.

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