Black Sheep Blend, by Little Rebel Roasters for August 2014 - A little different from the others.
A little different from the others.
Inhale deeply - the waft of pinecones and morning dew.
Exhale satisfied and feel the sun on your face.
Enter Red Hill, country Victoria, one of the most picturesque places on the planet. Little Rebel hails from this hinterland on the Mornington Peninsula. Known for it’s epicurean offering ranging from wine, cheese and seafood, Little Rebel adds coffee to this star studded list.
This month’s blend features stand out flavours and is aptly named The Black Sheep Blend, roasted by Peter and Patricia Roberts from Little Rebel Roasters.
Rumour has it that in 18th Century England, a black sheep was perceived as the mark of the devil. Au contraire! This black sheep delivers nothing but heavenly characteristics. Little Rebel’s Black Sheep blend consists of a split of Fazenda Trappia beans from Brazil and Pacamara bens from the Los Luchadoes micro farm in El Salvador. Have it black and enjoy nuances of buttery caramel and lingering cacao. Add milk and the flavours evoke memories of a gourmet Snickers Bar - an added nuttiness that tantalise your senses. Their focus on flavour is in their nature.
“We are a bit quirky and we don’t take ourselves too seriously but we also don’t take any shortcuts when roasting. And neither of us have a beard.”
Mocking the rise of the ‘hipster roasters’ who sometimes tend to focus more on their logo than on quality. Staying true to the rebel ideal, not conforming to the trend.
A coffee like this has earned its stripes to represent one of the gourmet capitals of the state. Little Rebel Roasters are currently looking to expanding their empire with a purpose built roasting hub in Dromana.
Little Rebel Roasters came to life because they believe there’s a little rebel in all of us. Today, they’ve never been more right.
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Photos by Bobby & Tide