ECHELON 2023 Coffee and Kit Subscription – Onyx Coffee Lab

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ECHELON SEASON 2

Season 2 is here with new options in 2023! OPTION 1: FULL MEMBERSHIP As a full member, you will be provided with not only a year of the world's best coffee, but also all the equipment and ways control every aspect of brewing, even down to the water chemistry. OPTION 2: COFFEE ONLY MEMBERSHIP This year we are expanding the Echelon program to offer a coffee only option. This is a very exclusive and limited project due to the fact that sourcing these rare coffees is an arduous and extremely delicate process.

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TRENDING COFFEES

Krampus Framily Panama Elida Estate Cold Brew Costa Rica Las Lajas Advent Calendar Ethiopia Wush Wush Ethiopia Nano Genji Colombia Inza Nilson Panama Creativa Typica

THE ROASTERY

All our Advent Calendars have been roasted and shipped! Whew... we are celebrating in the roastery. In coffee news - we purchased a banger coffee in the Colombia COE auction and we have a new container from Equation coffee on the water.

HOLIDAY

Advent is done, but our 12 Days of Chocolate is now out and moving quickly. Krampus and Framily are still active and Echelon releases soon...

ECHELON SEASON 2

Season 2 is here with new options in 2023! OPTION 1: FULL MEMBERSHIP As a full member, you will be provided with not only a year of the world's best coffee, but also all the equipment and ways control every aspect of brewing, even down to the water chemistry. OPTION 2: COFFEE ONLY MEMBERSHIP This year we are expanding the Echelon program to offer a coffee only option. This is a very exclusive and limited project due to the fact that sourcing these rare coffees is an arduous and extremely delicate process.

BEAR'S WISDOM:

I'm not a businessman i'm a business, man...

12 Months of the
finest coffee in the world

“Project Echelon” by Onyx Coffee Lab invites you to enter a world where you can fully experience the best and most award winning coffees. Curated with unique, rare cultivars, world famous agronomy experiments and competition winning coffees, this program partners with Cup of Excellence winners, leading coffee auctions, famed coffee farmers, and experimental university agronomy projects all in the pursuit of finding the best, most interesting coffees in the world.

As a full member you will be provided with every piece of equipment and aspect of brewing even down to the water chemistry. We’ve taken the guess work out of the brewing by offering individual extraction guides for each coffee by the US Brewer’s Cup Champion using the exact equipment you’ll be supplied with. No longer will you spend 100s on the latest Gesha only to use half of the coffee dialing in your grinder or guessing at the water temperature.

The full Echelon Membership is limited to the first twenty-five to sign up within the United States at this time. We are expanding the 2023 program to offer an Echelon coffee only option, and this is limited to the first one-hundred to sign up within the United States. This is a very exclusive and limited project due to the fact that sourcing these rare coffees is an arduous and extremely delicate process. Once discovered, the volume of these high scoring nano-lots are extremely small and must go through rigorous testing and profiling before making it into the program.

This project has been the brain child of the Onyx team, barista competitors, brewing equipment manufacturers and coffee producers from around the globe. To say we are excited is an understatement, but we are very proud of the project and invite you to participate. For those that enjoyed the membership, a special legacy price will be available next year to continue the shipment of coffees, and obviously the equipment is yours to keep once you apply. Thank you and read below for details.

Coffee Membership Includes

(12) 10oz boxes ONYX coffee (delivered on a monthly basis in 2023)
(12) ONYX Brew Guides (tailored to the Echelon kit and coffee)

Full Membership Includes

(1) Baratza x Echelon Vario+ Grinder
(1) Fellow x Echelon Stagg EKG Pro Studio Electric Kettle
(1) MK x Onyx Ceramic Dripper, Sibarist white filters, Hario Insulated server
(1) SlowPour TimeMore Black Mirror Scale
(12) Third Wave Water
(1) Ember x Echelon Temperature Control Cup

12 months of our best coffee

Through countless relationships and many years of sourcing, we have curated and continue to find the rarest and most unique coffees in the world. During this process there are rare gems that emerge as one-of-a-kind coffee experiences. These nano-lots are usually grown in a tiny section of a farm that has been kept separate for experimental processing, fermenting or cultivation techniques. Normally we keep these to ourselves to use at coffee competitions, or we list them online and they sell out quickly. Internally, we have been contemplating a project that would give access and showcase these coffees to not only the industry itself, but to those who truly care about and appreciate unique and incredible coffee flavor profiles. The Echelon Project is our attempt at unifying these goals. You will receive one coffee per month with step by step extraction instructions so that you can get the best out of every unique bean shipped to you. This is the best of what we have to offer, showcasing the most talented coffee farmers, agronomists, and processors in the world. You will be tasting from cultivars of arabica-once thought extinct to university-lead fermentation techniques that are changing the landscape of our industry. Join us in celebrating producers who have taken real risk to advance and reimagine the coffee industry and what it can be. Be a part of this concept and let’s move coffee forward, taking a step into a new era.

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BARATZA x ECHELON VARIO+

We are thrilled to feature an ONYX Echelon x Baratza collaboration exclusively available through the Echelon project: a custom-built Vario+ in black equipped with Baratza’s new single-dose hopper, signed by Onyx. This limited-edition Vario+ boasts large 54mm steel burrs that will bring the A game in performance, consistency, and overall cup quality that these world-class coffees deserve. Enjoy time-based dosing, a durable metal grind chamber, 220 levels of adjustments, and a backlit LCD display with the ability to preset 3 different dose settings.

MK CERAMICS x ONYX DRIPPER SET

Achieve the ultimate flavor experience with the MK Dripper. This dripper is handmade by the celebrated Magdalena and Michal in Copenhagen. Its form is based on the trapezoidal, or flat bottom, brewer called the Kalita Wave 185. However, it has been modernized with the help of world class brewers like 2x World Brewers Cup Finalist, Elika Liftee. What started out as the Elika Liftee Signature Dripper is now the MK Dripper. This ceramic dripper features a flat and wide brew column to achieve a balance of sweetness, body, and acidity from your coffee. The addition of a raised bubble in the bottom, combined with 5 large drain holes give you the balanced cup of a flat bottom dripper, with the fast flow and clarity of a cone dripper. Elika used this dripper to secure his second US Brewers Cup Championship and a runner-up placement at the World Brewers Cup in 2022. This kit includes the MK dripper with Onyx markings in a custom Black & White Ceramic swirl, Sibarist paper filters, and the Black Hario 02 Insulated server.

FELLOW X ECHELON STAGG EKG PRO STUDIO KETTLE

Stagg EKG Pro Studio is the newest evolution of the long-standing electric kettle of choice for serious home brewers and world champion coffee brewers alike, and for a good reason. Featuring to-the-degree variable temperature control and a gooseneck precision pour spout for enhanced pouring control, it heats quickly to save on brew time and the full color LCD screen makes it easy to use in all lighting settings. The sleek design and small minimalist glass and metal base will make it a beautiful addition to your coffee bar with a gentle chime when your water is ready. We’ve enhanced the sleek matte black colorway with a simple Echelon mark, making this one limited edition kettle to stand apart from the rest.

TIMEMORE SCALE BY SLOWPOUR SUPPLY

Meticulous brew methods require precise measurements. Each recipe given for your month's coffee will have weight instructions for coffee and water down to the gram. The Timemore Black Mirror weighing panel is a sleek single sensor scale with a built-in timer and a one-tenth of a gram precision weight sensor that performs with an ultra-fast response time. The powerful LED display makes it easy to see, even in brighter environments, and it comes with a matching non-skid silicone pad. The single forged top shell is designed to be water resistant, so spillage won’t damage the scale, and it’s made with a matte surface to prevent fingerprint smudges. Lastly, this is also a chargeable scale with up to 7 hours of usage time per charge. It will automatically turn off after 15 minutes of timer inactivity / 3 minutes of total inactivity to preserve your battery life.

THIRD WAVE WATER

The art of making great coffee starts with the science of making great water. These coffees need a particular brewing water chemistry for the best tasting notes to make it into the cup. With Third Wave Water, you will enhance your final cup by just adding one packet to a 1-gallon jug of distilled water. Every variable we can control in extracting the perfect cup are accounted for in the Echelon program.

EMBER X ECHELON SMART MUG

Last, and far from least, the Echelon Brew Kit is finished with a Black Ember 6oz Cup with the signature Echelon skull printed in gold. This smart cup will maintain your preferred drinking temperature at a precise temperature throughout your full experience. It’s sleek and boasts a number of other features including a built-in battery that allows you to sip slowly in any room of the house or on the go, a Smart LED, and an app for convenient control.

BREW GUIDES BY 2022 US BREWERS CUP CHAMPION ELIKA LIFTEE

Proper brewing and perfect extraction is the difference between good and great, especially when you are dealing with coffees of this caliber. The cost is high, both financially and emotionally, when a coffee is executed poorly at this level due to improper education, equipment malfunction or variables in extraction that seem out of your control. These are some of the most expensive coffees in the world, and we will be providing you with step by step instruction on how to get the most out of each offering. Through innovation and research, we’ll be putting together custom videos with Elika for each coffee offering in our training lab that work with you each step of the way to ensure the best cup. We’ll be curating all of the brew guides along with the equipment that comes with an Echelon membership so that all variables and guess work are removed. This will guarantee the best cup each time, and you can join your fellow Echelon members on a worldwide flavor journey.

Some Say Love Conquers All
We Say Coffee Does.

Limited memberships available
Initial Full Membership Fee Of

$2,900

Initial Coffee Membership Fee Of

$1,750

Legacy pricing for members
available 2024

For International Membership inquiries, please contact info@onyxcoffeelab.com


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