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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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The nuts and bolts
Medium / Dark
1800-1950 metres above sea level
Speciality and Rainforest Alliance Certified
What does this all mean?
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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’s gone for good. Our other coffees change every 8-12 months, while our limited editions change more frequently, most likely every 3-4 months. The coffees available as limited editions will be interesting and diverse and will not necessarily follow a pattern of flavour. If you are looking to try unique new coffees every few months, 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
A process known as cupping is used to find the quality score of coffee. This quality score will determine if a coffee can be granted the title of speciality coffee. A target score of 80 or above is set for a coffee to be given this title. If it scores lower, it doesn’t reach the grade. Read our cupping page to find out more about what coffee cupping is.
You’ll never find an over-roasted coffee at Two Chimps. We use the roasting process to show off all the delicious natural flavours and aromas in our coffees – not to up the strength. If we were to roast too dark, the natural flavours would be lost and replaced by bitterness. Hmmmm… not nice.
Big-name roasters might over-roast to mask unpleasant flavours in their low-grade beans. But our coffees are all top-notch, so there are no yucky flavours to hide. Just awesomeness to enjoy!
Why buy speciality coffee from us?
By purchasing coffee from us you’re making a huge difference to the coffee farmer whom we purchase our coffee from. We want to give coffee farmers the opportunity of an even better harvest next year, not to mention better living conditions. With this in mind, we always pay between 30 and 150% more than the ‘going rate’ for our beans.
To support the farmers further, we keep our supply chain as short as possible. This allows more of the money spent on their crop to return back to the farmer and their workers.
So from all the farmers and us, thank you.
Where does the name come from?
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🦅 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!