COFFEE OF THE MONTH: RWANDA NYAKABANDE

Nyakabande Washing Station: Washed Grown by small-holder farmers this coffee is sweet, rich, and smooth and delivers everything you need for your morning brew. A touch of fruit and delicious chocolatey base notes carry through from the start to the end. Slow brews will open up the profile and accentuate the fruit whilst espresso will be […]

FIKA IN INDONESIA

We’re doing a deep dive into Indo coffee culture next month, but I got overly enthusiastic about it so it’s spilled over into this month’s fika. What you gonna do. I’m intrigued by the incongruity of Indonesian culture – intense cities and lackadaisical beaches. I was watching a show the other day (Love on The […]

COFFEE OF APRIL

BRAZIL FAZENDA CALIFORNIA COLD SOUL WINE I am very excited about this coffee.  It is one of two lots we purchased from this producer this year and they are both nothing short of epic! The owner of Fazenda California is Luiz Roberto S. Rodrigues and he is a pioneer of especially coffee in the area.  […]

COFFEE OF MARCH: TANZANIA MT KILIMANJARO

One day I’d like to climb this mountain. It is the highest mountain in Africa and stands 4900 meters tall above its plateau base. I like a challenge and a breathtaking view, and it is only more alluring when I consider strolling through this coffee plantation on my way up. The Mt Kilimanjaro coffee plantation […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH: INDONESIA

Blue Bianca Indonesia Year after year these guys produce amazing coffee. So it’s no surprise that we have it in the mix again on our 2022 line-up.  The wet-hulled processing method is unique to Indonesia and imparts flavours onto the coffee that are distinct.  The slightly fermented or pleasantly funky notes add a bit of […]

COFFEE OF JANUARY: BURUNDI

I love January, it’s one of my favourite months, so I’ve selected one of my favourite origins to highlight the season. BURUNDI.  This epic coffee is from a specialty mini washing station called Agehore coffee located in the Gitega province. I love that these guys strive for the best and I just can’t get enough […]

POOR TOMS X BLACK MARKET COCKTAIL

We’ve got the best neighbours.  You know those ones who give you cups of sugar, baskets of eggs from their productive chickens and bottles of spirits to drink and play with? Yep. They’re our neighbours! Poor Toms’ distillery and Black Market’s roastery have become great drinking buddies and are serving up a Cold Brew and […]

COFFEE OF DECEMBER – NAUGHTY ELF

When the reminder popped up on my calendar, it was like a slap across the face. Christmas blend, already!!! So yep, here it is.  Introducing our Naughty Elf Blend.  Made up of three epic coffees. Indonesia – Blue Bianca Estate, Wet Hulled, Nicaragua – Peralta Estate Miriam Microlot, Natural, Anaerobic ferment & Colombia – Huila, […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH

Guatemala : Antigua Los Volcanes The Antigua region in Guatemala has long been renowned for producing some of the countries best specialty coffees. The coffee is cultivated under the shade of trees which protects it from the occasional frost in the colder months, and the volcanic soil is rich in minerals. This harvest is everything […]

COFFEE OF OCTOBER – RWANDA INTANGO

Since cupping this coffee back in March I’ve been super excited to get my hands on it.  If I was going to turn my cupping notes into a legible sentence, it would read something like this.  “A warm mixed berry pie has just been pulled from the oven and sits cooling on the kitchen bench, […]

LET’S GO TO COSTA RICA

I think, even though I’m feeling more optimistic about overseas travel happening again in my lifetime, I really want a holiday now. I know it doesn’t even begin to compare to the real thing, but they say that planning a holiday is 78% of the fun! I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but they sound […]

DO YOU HAVE AN ALTITUDE PROBLEM

I once had a customer who would come in, talk shop for an hour or so, tell me what coffee he’d been drinking lately, tell me about the best coffee he’d ever had (made it himself), would ask me if I had any beans available that were grown 2000 masl or higher, and would get […]