Oh Look, A Distraction – Sample
Try coffee with a Caribbean twist! A creamy chocolate body goes totally tropical with notes of lemon, lime and citrusy-sweet passionfruit!
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Add a taste of the tropical to your mug with this zesty limited-edition coffee. The chocolatey body starts things off on a familiar note but then – zing! – taste those lemon and lime flavours! And then – aloha! – tangy-sweet passionfruit with whispers of blackcurrant… Bright, zesty and delicious!
How to Brew
While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are an espresso machine, Aeropress & moka pot.
Head over to our brew guides for making coffee for more.
All of our coffees come to us from small farms and estates. This means that when a coffee has been harvested, processed and drunk, it has gone for good.
With our other coffees, we aim to swap coffee every 8-12 months. With this limited edition, this will change more frequently, most likely every 3-4 months. The coffees available as limited editions will be interesting and diverse in flavour to each other and will not necessarily follow a pattern of flavour.
If you are looking to try new coffees every few months or so, then this could be for you.
Behind the Scenes
We source this tropical-tasting coffee from the Tinganga Estate in Kiambu, southern Kenya. Tinganga is a 182 hectare coffee farm owned by a fab publicly held company called Sasini. Sasini are all about fairness and community. Alongside providing union membership and accommodation for employees, they invest in primary education and school supplies. They have, for instance, collaborated with our speciality importer to provide new IT supplies to the Njenga Karume primary school. Top marks!
You’ll find Kiambu located just a stone’s throw from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. It boasts a long history of coffee production. Since decolonisation, local Kenyans have owned and managed most of Kiambu’s coffee estates. Despite falling coffee estate numbers in recent years (land prices are going up, up, up…), the Sasini Estate is still going strong and producing stellar lots!
Kiambu conditions are a recipe for arabica awesomeness – it is close to the equator, sports semi-volcanic soil rich in iron and offers lots of cheery sunshine!
Scores on the Doors
To determine the quality score of a coffee, a process known as cupping is used. Trained tasters known as Q graders will taste the coffee and score it dependant on a number of factors. A score of 80 points or higher is required to gain a speciality title. If it scores lower, it doesn’t make the grade. Fancy giving it a go? Read our guide about coffee cupping to learn more.
When we roast our coffees, we like to bring out and enhance their natural, amazing flavours. We don’t over roast any of our coffees, so we avoid any burnt or bitter tastes. The coffees that we roast are full of many natural flavours, it would be a shame to mask these or turn them into bitterness.
Some of our coffees will be very sweet and creamy, and others will be delicate and almost tea-like. We are thankful for the hard work and care that the coffee farmers put into growing these beans and want to do them proud when we roast their beans. We always aim to find a great selection of coffees and flavours that stand out from the rest.
The Nuts and Bolts
Roast Style: Medium/Dark
Farm: Tinganga Estate
Altitude: 1800-1950 metres above sea level
Certification: Speciality and Rainforest Alliance Certified
What does this all mean? Check out our Jargon Buster.
Why buy speciality coffee from us?
The coffees that we choose are ethically sourced from small farms or single estates around the world. We purchase the best coffee and pay much more than the going rate price to the farmers – so when you buy coffee from us, you are in turn, helping the farmers. In fact, we pay between 30 and 150% more than the ‘going rate’ for coffee beans. This supports the farmers in their crop, their development and also ensures they have sufficient living conditions for them and their families.
We also keep the chain between the farmers and us as short as possible. A shorter chain means more of the money will make it to the farmer and their workers to spend on next years crops. So, all in all, buying one bag of coffee can make such a difference – thank you!
Where does the name come from?
I’m hard at work, typing away.
🦅 Oh look… a pigeon.
No, back to the keyboard.
🎶 Ahhh, my fave song is on the radio!
Nope, come on, keep typing.
☕ Freshly brewed coffee?
Yes please! That’s one worthy distraction!