Onyx Coffee Lab
Geometry Blend

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Rogers, Arkansas

4.50(4)

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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: International Blend
Process: Washed
Espresso

Geometry has been defined as "describing spaces that lie beyond the normal range of human experience." Soon it will also be defined as "that coffee from Onyx that I am in love with and completely redefined my relationship with coffee." It's our answer for everything and has two of our favorite coffees—a washed processed Ethiopian & Colombian. This blend has become one of our favorite coffees. We love it as a filter coffee, and we love it as espresso. And not only does is it taste great as either but it's easy to dial in as espresso or filter. Admit it—when you were a kid, you didn't think you would be thinking of Geometry as an adult. But we have turned the tables on you, like a Lazy Susan. But don't worry, our Geometry will not stress you out like middle school. Great as a filter coffee or an espresso, this blend has become our answer for everything. Don't believe us? Here are some examples: Q: Which coffee do you want for filter coffee? A: Geometry Q: What coffee should we have as an espresso? A: Geometry Q: The Pythagorean theorem is a formula used in which form of mathematics? A: Geometry This coffee is ridiculously good and approachable while also remaining complex. It will convert even the most skeptical towards Specialty. BLEND APPROACH Our approach to creating blends is a bit different at Onyx. Instead of choosing coffees from specific countries or regions that will, in theory, intertwine well to develop complex & cohesive flavors like most, we start from the end and work our way back. This perspective means we choose to create a particular flavor profile first - deciding which acidities, sugars, and fats we want to accentuate for the coffee. Once a flavor profile has been set, in this case, blueberry, lemon, and tea for Geometry. We then start cupping blind through a large number of coffees to find these specific attributes. With this blend, the Colombian gives us a syrupy, clean, fermented fruit flavor. It shows itself upfront and in the finish. Next, we add a washed Ethiopian to add more fruit and complexity. The purpose is that once a flavor profile is created, we update the coffees that make up Geometry every 2-3 months. This allows us to have a year-round blend with a flavor profile of high quality while retaining our commitment to seasonal coffees. This vigorous amount of cupping and blending takes a considerable amount of time. But we really think it makes the difference and is a system we use for all our blends. Feel excited that the coffee you are tasting is always in season, and therefore, it is cupping and tasting to its full potential. We will never compromise our commitment to high-quality coffees and blends, whether it’s a single origin release or a blend component. You will not find Onyx buying “blender” coffees to save cost or prolong a good coffee. We also always keep blends to three coffees or less and maintain ratios in the build. This way what you extract is the flavor profile we designed.

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Reviews(4)

4.50(4)

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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Courtney Huck

    15 roasts rated, avg score of 4.53

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    This is a great blend because you really can't mess it up as you're making it. My mom likes her coffee on the weak side, and it tastes good prepared that way, while I like my coffee strong and it tastes delicious that way too.

    Cupping Method:Filter

    11 months ago · See more from Courtney
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    Liked Ted’s drip more than my latte!
    3 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I must’ve had Geometry at some point, especially since I did the Onyx Advent calendar a few years ago. It’s quite a nice blend, with a lot of natural sweetness, a touch of floral out and a clean/bright lemon acidity.

    Cupping Method:Drip at O’Some in Watertown MA

    3 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Q Reviews

    57 roasts rated, avg score of 4.45

    4.50 - Average

    Dry aroma is very good, peachy with sweet citrus. Flavour is also very good, more stone fruit, bergamot, some red berry notes too. Acidity is malic and citric, it’s balanced and quite full bodied with a pleasing mouthfeel.

    Harmonious. Clean. Sweet. Nice job.

    Cupping Method:Follow @the_qreview on Instagram for photos and the full post.

    2 weeks ago · See more from Q · Social link

More Details

Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: International Blend
International blend coffee refers to a blend of coffee beans sourced from different regions or countries worldwide. International blends combine beans with distinct flavor profiles and characteristics, resulting in a harmonious and complex cup of coffee. The quality of an international blend depends on the expertise of the coffee roaster, who carefully selects and combines beans to achieve a specific flavor and balance. Roasters who excel in crafting international blends have a deep understanding of the different growing regions, varietals, and processing methods.
Espresso
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is characterized by its rich flavor and distinctive crema—the creamy layer that forms on top of the extracted process. When evaluating espresso, coffee experts often focus on key tasting characteristics such as aroma, flavor, body, and aftertaste. Aroma refers to the fragrant smells released during brewing, while flavor encompasses the coffee's overall taste profile, including notes of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and richness. Body refers to the coffee's texture or mouthfeel, with descriptors like full-bodied, medium-bodied, or light-bodied. Aftertaste, or the finish, pertains to the lingering flavors and sensations experienced after swallowing the coffee. A well-prepared espresso is prized for its balance and complexity, combining these sensory attributes into a harmonious whole.

Best Rated Roasts of Onyx Coffee Lab

Onyx Coffee Lab is a coffee roaster from Rogers, AK United States. We have 55 cataloged roasts with 35 total reviews with a score of 4.37.

International Rank: #5 out of 774
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
Name Roast Level Bean Source
- International Blend

5.00(1)

- Colombia
Medium Colombia
- Ethiopia
Dark International Blend
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