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Hardscrabble

Hardscrabble
ESPRESSO BLEND

Origin: Africa – Indonesia-Central America
In the Cup: Heavy Body – Creamy – Spice

This three bean blend has been developed as our primary espresso blend. Over the years it has evolved into a coffee that is superb as an espresso or drip, with or without milk. As of this writing, it is a blend of Central American- Indonesian and African coffees. Due to the lack of consistency that exist in any agricultural product and my daily quest to make it better, there will be minor variations in the flavor and crema over time.

Recommended recipes:

espresso      –      19 grams for 28-32 seconds to produce 2 ounces

drip               –      13 tablespoons for 24 ounces of 200 degree water

Between 1830 and 1840, where the modern Bridgeport Community exist today, there was a grim place called Hardscrabble. Chicago’s first slum was inhabited by Irish immigrants who spent their lives digging the Illinois-Michigan Canal. Called “Shovel men,” these hard working souls were paid a dollar a day and whiskey…

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