It seems like yesterday when we rolled out the current-going-old version of Four Chairs. Similar to the current version, the new blend comprises of coffees from El Salvador and Nicaragua. The new makeup is based on a two bean blend -
- 50% Finca San Jose (Pulped Natural Bourbon), El Salvador
- 50% Finca El Limoncillo (Washed Caturra), Nicaragua
The names of these farms might sound familiar as we had bought coffees from these farms last year. In 2013, we had the washed coffee from Finca San Jose and a pulp natural Javanica varietal from Finca El Limoncillo. During our trip to Central America earlier this year, we selected a pulp-natural (also known as semi-washed) processed lot from Finca San Jose and a washed Caturra varietal from Finca El Limoncillo. Despite facing more challenges in our sourcing this year due to the coffee rust, these are coffees which stood out on the cupping table this year and something different from these farms that we are really keen to showcase at Nylon.
For those who enjoy the current version of the Four Chairs seasonal espresso blend, expect similar characteristics - clean, balanced and sweet! There is plenty of fruits in the espresso - grapes, plums and blackcurrants. Lush viscous mouthfeel and the sweetness comes through with hints of cocoa in the finish. This is a well-structured espresso that we feel would work for an everyday cup.
The new Four Chairs is already available in store as well as on our web shop (SGD19/300g). For those who still want to catch the last few batches of the current version of Four Chairs, hurry down to Everton Park & grab a cuppa before it is all gone!