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Big Truck - Olympia Coffee Roasting Company

Blend

Big Truck

Flavor of chocolate, caramel, and berries

Olympia Coffee's original flagship blend.

We devote constant attention to Big Truck and think it might be the best espresso blend you can find. Coffee is a fresh, seasonal product, and different producing countries have varied seasons and harvest periods. So we strive to buy smaller lots in their prime to keep the blend as fresh as possible. The ingredients of the blend change based upon seasonality, but you can bet the flavor profile for Big Truck remains the same year-round!

Brew it like we do: 


Big Truck Blend is a blend of Fair For All Certified coffees from Colombia San Sebastián and Burundi Gitwe Natural

Medium Roast Profile: Agtron Gourmet Scale Wholebean 63.7 

The Agtron Scale: The Agtron scale ranges from 0 to 100, with 0 being the darkest and 100 being the lightest. In the coffee industry, the most common range for roasted coffee is typically between 25 (very dark) and 75 (very light). 

 0-30: Very dark roast -

30-45: Dark roast - 

45-55: Medium-dark roast

55-65: Medium roast 

65-75: Light roast

75-100: Very light roast

Recipes

For espresso we recommend

18g dose, 33-38g yield, 24-30 seconds

For filter coffee we recommend 

1g of coffee to 16g of water by weight or 

1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume 

Grind Guide 

Every grinder is different, this guide will not necessarily give you the best results for you specific grinder. This is a comparative scale intended to help you discover the difference in grind settings for different methods and ultimately the best grind on your grinder. It works on a 1 to 10 scale, if you grinder has 10 grind settings and grinds from turkish (1) to french press (10) then you can simply use the guide recommendation and adjust to taste. If your grinder has 30 grind settings then you should multiply the recommended grind setting by three. For example if you are brewing flat bottom filter coffee (7) you should start with a grind setting of 21 on your grinder with 30 settings. 

1 finest to 10 coarsest 

1 Turkish

2 Espresso 

3 Moka Pot

4 Aero Press 

5 Hario 

6 Kalita, Cone Electric Drip

 7 Flat Bottom Electric Drip 

8 Chemex

9 Cold Brew, Toddy 

10 French Press

Adjusting Grind to Taste

After brewing, taste your coffee, if it is delicious, great news, enjoy! If it is lacking in some way, then adjusting your grind can be a great way to improve your brew. 

If you find your coffee to be flat, lifeless and have ashy or dry aftertaste you are probably grinding too fine and should adjust your grind coarser.  

If you find your coffee to be sour, papery or watery you are probably grinding too coarse and should adjust your grind finer.

For more tips, visit our Brewing page under the Learn tab.

At Olympia Coffee, we take pride in our commitment to Fair For All, our rigorous sourcing standard. Our approach is designed to ensure that all parties involved in our coffee production, including farmers, staff, and customers, benefit from our ethical practices. You can learn more about our Fair For All initiative by visiting www.fairforall.coffee. As a testament to our dedication, we are third-party certified for both our sourcing practices and our employee compensation, which meets Living Wage standards. 

Big Truck is currently a blend of two different coffees roasted separately and post-roast blended. We purchased roughly 200,000 LBS of Colombia San Sebastian at an average of $4.19 per LB FOB. We also blend in Brazil Serro do Cigaros Natural. We purchased 39,600 LBS of this coffee at $3.80 per LB.

 We are proud to pay our packaging team a Living Wage of $20.25-23.00 per hour and our roasting team a Living Wage of $21-26 per hour at our roastery

 

  • Big Truck Organic - Olympia Coffee Roasting Company
  • Big Truck Organic - Olympia Coffee Roasting Company