How It's Made | Medium Roast Blend | Split Rock Coffee

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Our Medium Roast Blend is a traditional Breakfast Blend. The blend highlights the body of the Strictly High...
Our Medium Roast Blend is a traditional Breakfast Blend. The blend highlights the body of the Strictly High Grown (SHG) Central American, the mild acidity of East African, and the smooth finish of the South American coffees. Medium Roast has notes of sweet chocolate with a dark cherry finish. Coffee beans grown at higher elevations (SHG especially) are typically sought after because the higher elevations mean slower bean development, resulting in more nutrients being delivered to the coffee and therefore a more nutrient-dense bean. More nutrient density means more flavor and healthy organic compounds in the coffee. The higher the elevation, the more labor is typically involved in moving equipment up to the elevations and transporting harvested coffees down to ports for shipping. This results in a slightly higher cost to the farmers but isn’t necessarily reflected in the market price – the higher prices for SHG coffee is instead usually due to the better quality from growing at a higher elevation. This is the same case with the slowing growing process, having fewer crops per year results in less overall volume of coffee being produced, which should in theory drive up prices, but the higher prices are really a reflecting of the higher quality.
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