A seasonal Colombian and Guatemalan blend from Unity, ideal for espresso.
Serious Black is Unity’s flagship blend, designed for use in espresso, filter, and cold brew. They combined two coffees from Colombia and Guatemala to draw out deep flavors, noting dark chocolate, a creamy texture, and a plum finish. We tasted almond, milk chocolate, and plum, with a punchy body and a juicy red apple acidity.
Bag Size: 8.8 oz (250 g)
Roast Origin: Colombia and Guatemala
Roaster Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Creamy Texture, Plum Finish
We Tasted: Almond, Milk Chocolate, Plum
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Unity is a wholesale roaster and coffee subscription service based in Los Angeles. They roast at the Pulley Collective in Downtown LA, using both a 35 kilo Loring and a Probat UG22, and focus on cultivating long, meaningful relationships with a select few producers.
Using Stagg [X] Dripper
Coffee: 18.5 g ground at 2.66 on Ode Gen 2
Water: 300 g at 205°F
Bloom: 60 g for 45 seconds
Pulse Pours: After blooming, pour to 200 g, finishing at 1:20 mins. Wait 15 secs, then pour to 300 g
Total Brew Time: 2:25
Coffee: 19.5 g ground at 2 on Ode Gen 2
Water: 280 g at 195°F
Total Brew Time: 2:15
Steps: Pour 45 g of water, swirl or agitate with the plastic stirrer, and let bloom for 30 seconds. Next, pour to 280 g in a circular motion, then lightly swirl/agitate before putting the plunger in at an angle to seal. At 1:45, push down slowly for 30 seconds.
French Press Recipe
Coffee: 30 g ground at 3.66 on Ode Gen 2
Water: 420 g at 204°F
Total Brew Time: 4 minutes
Steps: Pour 90 g of water over 15 seconds to bloom, gently stir, and let sit until 45 seconds. At 45 seconds, pour to 420 g of water and swirl gently for 10 seconds. At 4 minutes, plunge and serve.
Dose: 18 g
Yield: 35 g
Brew Time: 30-35 seconds