Dr Strangelove Espresso
Extract's 2021 Dr Strangelove brew is a daring and delicious natural-process Brazilian coffee. With hints of tropical dried fruits, garibaldi biscuits and those decadently sticky, candied German almonds! They recommend a brew ratio of 1:2 for espresso, but this brew would definitely start any day off on the right footing as a no-fuss brew in a cafetiere.
The beans come from the Fazenda Barreiro coffee estate in Brazil which has been in Francisco Otávio Lotufo’s family since 1820.
Over the past 30 years, Francisco and his family combined their coffee-growing roots with a commitment to environmentally & socially responsible farming. The family is dedicated to preserving the farm’s woods, water sources, native birds and animals, and supports 30 families of employees who live on the farm.
Ripe coffee cherries are picked and transported the same day to a wet mill where they are washed and sorted. The skins are removed leaving the sticky flesh of the cherries intact, the pulped cherries spend three days on a concrete drying patio and are turned more than 15 times a day.
After three days the coffee is slowly dried for a further three days on suspended covered terraces. On the seventh day, it is placed in rotary driers until the moisture content reaches 11%. Finally, the bins are milled to remove the dried flesh of the cherry then graded and sent to us for roasting! It’s this intense process that gives the coffee the sticky-sweet fruit flavours of dried mango and currants that we love.