Elm Coffee Roasters is a Seattle-based roaster with two cafes in Pioneer Square and South Lake Union, focused on providing everyone with excellent coffee in a simple, unpretentious way. Now more than ever, we believe that everyone can have great coffee at home, and these two Colombian coffees are great examples of what we offer. Both of them are clean, vibrant, and well developed, and come from small South American producers, who are the cornerstone of our yearly coffee line-up.
9 Swans Seasonal Espresso
9 Swans is selected and roasted as to be our year round espresso in our cafes, as well as a more developed option for filter drinkers. It typically rotates between Colombian and Guatemalan coffees, depending on the season. Currently, it is the Amigos del Nariño, a blend of Nariño producers. It has been a wonderful coffee to have on the bar, sweet and round with flavors of orange marmalade and milk chocolate. A perfect everyday espresso.
Origin: Nariño, Colombia
Farm/Farmer/Producer: Amigos del Nariño
Elevation: 1900 meters
Varietals: Caturra, Colombia
Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate, orange, raspberry
Time: 26-32 seconds
Pressure: 6 bar.
Colombia Dina Maria Quesada
Dina Maria Quesada’s coffee was purchased by our importer in a local coffee competition, held by her cooperative ASOPEP, who we’ve purchased from fairly often. They are a new organization, founded in 2013 in Planadas, which prioritizes opportunities for growth for members, protecting the environment, innovating in commercial business processes, and remaining a leader in specialty coffee worldwide. The cooperative has done amazing work building up their region and assisting women producers like Dina Maria Quesada.
Origin: Planadas, Tolima, Colombia
Farm/Farmer/Producer: Dina Maria Quesada
Elevation: 1900 Meters
Tasting Notes: Raspberry, milk chocolate, raisin
Time: 28-32 seconds
Pressure: 6 bar
A quick note before you enjoy your espresso….
We typically let our espresso rest 10-12 days before putting it on the bar, so consider doing the same at home. If you’re in a hurry, you can approximate this resting time by pre-grinding your dose and letting it rest for up to an hour before pulling your shot. This resting time increases solubility of the coffee, but we’ve found that an hour after grinding is the maximum threshold.