Espresso Single Origin: Dusangirijambo

$19.00

Country Of Origin: Burundi
Region: Kayanza, Kayanza Province
Process: Washed
Varietal: Bourbon
Altitude: 1800-1900
Flavour Note:  Cola, Grapefruit, Golden raisin

Dusangirijambo means “bringing ideas together”. Starting from the Association of coffee growers, Dusangirijambo cooperative hopes to promote farmers and develop the local coffee community. Currently with 3000 members of which over 35% are women, coffees are brought to the cooperative to be sorted and then processed. The lots are kept separated in “day lots” to then be assessed and graded. Quality is a focus for this washing station, so much so that they were able to produce a winning coffee in the Cup Of Excellence in 2017. Not only dedicated to coffee, the cooperative is dedicated to people in that they provide health insurance to their members and goats as an added source of natural fertilisation.

Enjoy it as an espresso or a long black!

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Espresso Single Origin: La Esperanza

$22.00

Country Of Origin: Colombia
Region: China Alta, Tolima
Process: Washed

Varietal: Caturra
Altitude: 1960
Farmer/Producer/Mill: William Buitrago
Flavour Note: Raspberry, Green Apple, Dried Fig

This micro-lot was produced by William Buitrago and Aminta Mahocha Franco on their 11-hectare farm, La Esperanza (meaning “the hope” in Spanish), located near the small community of China Alta, in the municipality of Ibagué, in Colombia’s Tolima state.

Quality is favoured over quantity in most cases at La Esperanza. This is evident in the fact that the trees are planted further apart than usual to allow more sunshine aiding in better development of the coffee cherries. Advocates for the environment William and Aminta keep over 30 beehives on the farm, producing around a tonne of honey annually. It’s believed the bees and the coffee are connected, with the bees pollinating the coffee trees and the coffee blossoms creating a clear and delicious honey. Determined to leave a legacy, they have gifted their children plots of land to manage and profit from. This is intended to teach them the economics of coffee producing and hopefully encourage the younger generations to value and enjoy coffee the same way they have. 

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$22.00

Espresso Single Origin: Fazenda California

$22.00

Country Of Origin: Brazil
Region: Norte Pioneiro
Process: Natural

Varietal: Mundo Novo
Altitude: 750
Farmer/Producer/Mill: Luiz & Flavia Saldanha
Flavour Note: Raisin, Cocoa, Almond

When we talk about specialty coffee, most of us think of the beans grown on the Coffee Belt: an area running along the equator at a high altitude of 1000m. This coffee is an exception to that rule.

Owned and run by the Saldanha family, Fazenda California is an exceptional farm that is located in Norte Pioneiro, a region with a lower altitude and 4 well-defined seasons. This unexpectedly makes the farm an ideal place for coffee production. Its latest lot, aptly called ‘Yellow Cold Soul’, is essentially a natural processed coffee, but with a controlled period of time between when the cherries are washed and placed on raised drying beds. This is achieved by keeping the cherries at a cooler temperature of around 10-15ºC to slow down the initial stages of fermentation. The extended fermentation time not only provides creaminess, but adds to the acidity and underlying fruit flavours in the coffee.

It goes to show that specialty coffee is not just confined to a particular area in the world - especially when growers like the Saldanha family are willing to think differently.

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$22.00