Portrait Coffee

October 2020

PORTRAIT represents a desire to change the picture that comes to mind when you think of specialty coffee. Coffee was first discovered by African’s over 1,000 years ago. Today, it’s one of the most widely consumed beverages globally—coming second only to water. These trailblazers couldn’t have foreseen the global impact of their discovery. On the other hand, they likely never imagined that their faces would be forgotten, even though coffee’s pigment reflected their own. At Portrait, coffee is more than a product; it’s a platform to do good. We hope to paint a more accurate history, that includes those who have been photoshopped out. Thanks for your continued support in helping us pour a new narrative.

Ethiopia Guji

A coffee that truly accentuates the very best that a bean can offer. If you have ever found yourself asking how people can drink coffee without cream or sugar, this is what we call a “converter”. This coffee is light & floral with notes of blueberry, lemon, and honey. 

Notes: Blueberry, lemon. honey

Producer: Kayon Mountain Farm

Process: Natural 

Region: Shakiso, Guji Zone

Varietals: Ethiopian Heirlooms

Altitude: 1,900 – 2,200 meters ASL


In: 19g

Out: 38g

Time: 28s

Temperature: 202F

Pressure: 9 bar

Pre-infusion: none


Curated by the team at Portrait Coffee, the Founder’s Blend aims to highlight all the best parts of a cup of coffee – a smooth, sweet, and juicy mix to start off your day. Current tasting notes are cocoa, nutty, & grapes. Right now, our Founder’s Blend is a blend of beans from Colombia and Guatemala. 

Coffee Name: Founders Blend

Origin: Colombia Carnaval Blend + Guatamala La Ceiba

Producer: Colombia – Buesaco Community; Smallholder Producers

Elevation: Colombia – 2000 m; Guatemala – 1,500m 

Process: Colombia – washed; Guatamala – washed

Tasting Notes: cocoa + grape


In: 18g

Out: 38g

Time: 28 s

Temperature: 202F

Pressure: 9 bar

Learn more about past espresso subscription coffees and roasters by visiting our Past Roasters Page. You can also subscribe to the La Marzocco Home Espresso Subscription to be included in the next shipment.