Bristol Twenty Formula 318
Medium Roast Espresso Coffee
Bristol Twenty Formula 318 is a medium roast espresso coffee blend of Brazilian, Ethiopian and Costa Rican arabicas. Brazilian for sweetness, Costa Rican for acidity and Ethiopian for winey fruit flavours, gives a light but full flavoured coffee.
Coffee was introduced in Brazil by Francisco de Mello Palheta in 1727 from Cayenne, French Guiana. Today, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and is becoming a significant player in the specialty coffee industry. Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo coffee varietals are grown in the states of Paraná, Espirito Santos, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia.
Coffee production in Ethiopia is a longstanding tradition. Ethiopia is where Coffea arabica, the coffee plant, originates.The plant is now grown in various parts of the world; Ethiopia itself accounts for around 3% of the global coffee market.
Coffee production has played a key role in Costa Rica’s history and continues to be important to the country’s economy. In 2006, coffee was Costa Rica’s number three export, after being the number one cash crop export for several decades. In 1997, the agriculture sector employed 28 percent of the labor force and comprised 20 percent of Costa Rica’s total GNP.
Rory’s tasting notes:
Light, bright tasting with full bodied fruit flavours, reminiscent of young wines, with cherry and berry undertones. Finish has a hint of liquorice.