ACE - Monte Albán, Mexico
A sweet, sustainably sourced single-origin coffee, designed to be brewed any way you want to!
This is the sportscar of coffee you can drive like a Volkswagen. It’s made with everyone in mind, but with a level of quality and passion that few can match.
Uncomplicated but still complex in flavor, difficult to mess up and easy to enjoy- no matter if you’re a Ritual Superfan or highly skeptical of this whole “fancy” coffee thing. Take it for a test drive!
Ace is Ritual's first true single-origin "Omni-roast."
What’s that, you ask?
Well, historically we have developed roast profiles (let’s call them recipes) for each of our individual single-origin coffees based on the brew method associated with them, with most of the coffees geared toward filter roasts in our unique, lightly roasted, “let’s not get in the way of a good green coffee” style.
This means most of our coffees are roasted specifically for drip or pour-over brewing methods- with the notable exception of our seasonal espresso blend and our “Sweet Tooth” line of single-origin espresso. These coffees are expressly earmarked and developed for espresso preparation (pressurized hot water forced through the grounds.)
Being vastly different methods to prepare coffee, we haven’t been able to offer a single farm coffee that would perform amazingly as both a filter roast and an exceptional espresso - until now.
The lighter roasting style we’re known for often requires more care and precision during the brewing process, but we also realize that not everyone always has the time for that. This offering can be trusted to perform admirably no matter the method or level of precision - whether a scale or a scoop, you really can’t lose.The current Ace offering is:
About Monte Albán:
In the state of Oaxaca, coffee grows high on the southern facing slopes of the central mountain range than snakes through Mexico. While the coffees here, with their characteristic delicate body and snappy acidity, are renowned in European coffeehouses, very little of this amazing coffee is sold here in the US. Monte Albán - referring to the ancient Zapotec ruins just outside the city of Oaxaca - is a blend of lots from small farms that produce coffee in the vicinity of this historic center. After an overnight fermentation, the coffees are washed in the traditional method and dried on a combination of patios and raised beds. The best of the best lots are collected together to form the coffee presented here.
Harvested: Winter 2019
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Tastes like: peach, starfruit, dark chocolate
Grown by: Oaxaca City Producers