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Geometry Blend


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.




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 up front and in the finish. Next, we add a washed Ethiopian to add more fruit and complexity. Currently, for this blend, we are using Colombia Aponte Village and Ethiopia Reko G1.


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.




Wanna know more about how we brew it? Then visit our brew methods page cause "this is how we brew it" (think Montell Jordan when reading that last part).


FILTER - Kalita Wave
12oz - 22.5g Coffee : 360g Water 205°F 
~3:00 Drain Time 


FILTER - Kalita Wave
16oz - 28g Coffee : 450g Water 205°F 
~4:00 Drain Time 


FILTER - Batch Brew (1:16 ratio) 
250g Coffee : 1G brew 


As a house blend coffee Geometry is more fruit-forward and bright than Monarch and Southern Weather. We are seeing this be the house blend of choice for a lot of cafés that want to provide something approachable to a wide customer base and adventurous enough to engage them in conversation. Look for honey-like sweetness, with blueberries, refreshing lemon, and a black tea note like an Ethiopian coffee. We love to sip on this coffee.



Brew Temp: 198°F, Line Pressure: ~3.5 bars, Max Pressure: 9 bars
Pressure Profile: 0 sec to 4 sec - line pressure, from 4 sec till done - 9 bars
20g in : ~ 50g out @ ~25 seconds


We brew this blend as our house espresso. Any black espresso by default is this, as well as the base in any milk drinks up to 8oz. This is our modern blend or more fruit-forward. We like to showcase this espresso by itself. Fruity, sweet, complex, and long-lasting. These characteristics can get hidden in larger milk drinks, so we keep it to 8oz and under. But, the sweetness and acidity will still be present in the big drinks!




Ethiopia Worka

This coffee came to us from a fellow roaster turned importer Eton, from Atlantic Specialty Coffee. We've known and respected Eton as the former roaster and green buyer from Temple Coffee for a long time. He's an incredibly genuine guy who's had a real talent for cupping and buying coffee for quite some time. Last year we visited their lab in Oakland and cupped this sample among fifty others and contracted it on the spot. After a stellar year of Worka in 2019, we asked Eton for samples and the beginning of harvest. We purchased two hundred and fifty 60-kilo bags at $3.54 per pound per the PSS sample. We cupped this coffee as an 88 with plans to both release it and to use it as the main component in Geometry for a couple of months.


- The Coffee Commodity purchase price was $1.16/lb when we purchased this coffee.

- The Fair Trade Coffee minimum price was $1.60/lb when we purchased this coffee.


Colombia San Antonio #2

This coffee came to us through Red Fox Coffee Merchants. Aleco is an extremely talented cupper and works through a great network in Colombia. We purchased 15, 70-Kilo bags of this coffee for $3.65/lb, and cupped this at an 86.5 on an SCAA sheet. We purchased this on a spot contract. 


- The Coffee Commodity purchase price was $0.99/lb when we purchased this coffee.

- The Fair Trade Coffee minimum price was $1.60/lb when we purchased this coffee. 



We as a company believe transparency is unbelievably important. However, we decided only to list what is shown here because we don’t know where to stop. Do we list the amount of coffee lost in roasting due to moisture loss? Should we list our roaster Mark's salary? The warehouse rent? The utilities? The point of listing things above is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries. If you have concerns feel free to email us and I’ll write you back when I’m available. 

- Jon



Relationship Coffee is an initiative we, at Onyx, have purposely created to describe our sourcing and buying practices and how we document them. Certifications like Direct Trade, Fair Trade, and others have impacted the coffee communities in mostly positive ways but also in some negative ways. We find that blanket terms and applying them to a multitude of business models no longer describes what we do.


In reality, every company is different, and we wanted to step out of the mold and create a new set of standards that exceeds in every department from quality to transparency to pricing. The growers, exporters, importers, associations, cooperatives, and other entities are always a set of relationships. To be honest, many are our friends as much as they are our producers and partners. We share information, family news, meals, housing, many faiths, and argue politics. Oh, and we love it. Relationship Coffee for Onyx is the mark of an honest exchange ethos that permeates our company, and we hope it encourages the growth of specialty coffee for the future.



  • We visited the farm or cupping lab and listened to the producer/agronomist or head cooperative/association to ascertain better knowledge about the culture and practices.
  • We cupped the coffee, and it scored to our industry-high standards.
  • We do not buy futures or multiple harvests to ensure that what we cupped for that year is what we serve.
  • We do not ask for exclusivity from producers, binding their options.
  • We pay what the coffee is worth. This always is at least double Fair Trade minimum due to the quality we buy, and many times is three to ten times the amount.
  • We do not finance any coffee. Cash flow is just as important as final price. Coffee is paid in full upon delivery, and we pay a percentage up front upon contracting. 
  • We are completely transparent from price to logistics to cupping score, to who we work with buying and shipping coffee.
  • We work to set premiums after a contracted price to incentivize quality and community building. This can be .10¢ - .25¢ extra per pound or community projects such as school supplies in the growing village, sports jerseys, vented chimneys for kitchen fires, etc.


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