Assembly Blend - A Guide
The very first iteration of the Assembly Espresso Blend was sourced in collaboration with 12 Assembly wholesale partners. This initial project gave us the formula for achieving the full body, muted acidity, and rich, sweet flavour profile a blend should deliver.
The Blend has evolved from being the result of a collective journey to identify its optimal component parts, to a harmonisation of the coffees from the producer network that supplies the Assembly House Espresso.
Assembly Espresso Blend - Multiple Origins
The components of the Blend are are always a Brazilian coffee for body, a Central American coffee for acidity and a third coffee - often South American and occasionally Ethiopian - for fruit notes.
In the cup, the Blend is balanced, velvety and rich. It’s a consistent espresso constantly refined via our tight-knit producer partnerships and the product development they enable.
Brazil — 70%
Panama — 15%
El Salvador — 15%
Suggested espresso recipe - 17.5g - 29s - 38g
Banoffee + Nutty + Rich
The Blend is designed to be versatile, equally suited to black and milk-based drinks and fine-tuned for the evolving palate of the UK coffee drinker. Sweet, clean with a rich body and a viscous mouthfeel, it suits the tastes of both the independent coffee industry and the coffee drinking public. We recommend this coffee for anyone who enjoys a classic espresso.
Sourcing the Assembly Blend
Multi-origin blends can facilitate complexity and texture in espresso beverages that can be hard to achieve with single origin coffees. We select the components of the Assembly Blend to create a harmonious flavour profile that offers a classic espresso experience.
To do this, we utilise our major established supply chains (many of which we celebrate via our other house coffee – the Assembly House Espresso) to dial in on the optimum mix of coffees. Often, it will be weighted towards South and Central American coffees, with the occasional addition of an Ethiopian lot.
By sourcing both our house coffees through the same producer relationships, we increase the impact of our purchasing and expedite greater stability and security for all stakeholders involved.