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Two Wheel Espresso

Regular price$16.00 Sale price

Two Wheel Espresso

Regular price$16.00 Sale price
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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:


50% Imperio Rojo 50% Asotbilbao
Varietal Caturra + Catuai
Caturra + Catuai + Castillo
Process White Honey
Farm Imperio Rojo Asotbilbao
Producer Jose & Annie Alvarado
Small Producers
Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica
Planadas, Tolima, Colombia
Rosso Direct  

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.

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.

Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

If you live in Calgary, Rosso will personally deliver your order to your door (excluding apartments and condo deliveries, which are shipped via UPS). All other orders are shipped with UPS.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery within Alberta for orders over $35.
Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50.

We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).

These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.

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Composting Biotrē Bags

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

After 3 weeks in a healthy compost.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.