Smile at the Yawners Sample
CARBON NEUTRAL HIGH SCORING SPECIALITY COFFEE
A fruity, sweet and chocolatey coffee.
Try a 125g sample in the grind of your choice today.
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Mornings here we come! Waking up with this everyday is sure to start your day the right way! Find chocolate notes as a base topped with cranberries, apple & a bright citrus acidity.
How to Brew
While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are a filter, Chemex or cafetiere.
If you want to know more, see our brew guides for making coffee.
Behind the Scenes
Recently back on the coffee production map, the Rwenzori Mountains are a national park and can be found in the west of Uganda on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here, we can find the smallholders who grew this superb coffee; each with around 1.5 acres of coffee growing land. The coffee is then wash processed at the Nyabirongo washing station before being sun-dried for 20-30 days.
This coffee is supported by the Agri Evolve which started in 2016. They work to support entire communities of farmers to market and sell their coffee using an outlet. The farmers take ownership of the quality control and, with the help of Agri, they improve the reputation of the coffee produced in the Rwenzori and also guarantee a fair market price from buyers around the world.
What Does the Score Mean?
To find a coffees ‘quality’ score, a process known as ‘cupping’ is used. The only coffee we source and roast is speciality coffee. This type of coffee must get a score of at least 80 points. If this score is not achieved, the coffee won’t be speciality coffee. Want to know more? Check out our guide to coffee cupping to see what’s involved.
When we hand roast our coffees, we never ‘over roast’. The roasting process is used to bring out the natural flavours and aromas in the coffee. If we roast a coffee too dark, it’ll hide these natural flavours as they migrate towards burnt and bitter flavours. As the coffee we roast is such high quality, instead of roasting to hide the flavours, we can roast to highlight them! The coffees we roast are never bitter or burnt. Instead, they are all naturally sweet (not like a sugary sweetness, just naturally sweet) and all bursting with different flavours.
None of the coffees we source are ever the same. Some of them have a chocolatey note, and others are fruity. The farmers and workers who harvest and nurture the coffee work tirelessly to always produce a great product. We feel it’s our duty to get the most out of every bean we have.
The Nuts and Bolts
Roast Style: Light & Fruity
Location: Rwenzori Mountains
Varietal(s): SL14 & SL28
Processing: Full Washed
Altitude: 1800 – 2000 metres above sea level
What does this all mean? Check out our Jargon Buster.
Why buy speciality coffee from us?
By you purchasing speciality coffee from us, you are helping coffee farmers and workers throughout the globe who we source our coffee from. We ensure that we pay between 30 and 150% more than the ‘going rate’ for our green coffee. This means the farmers get paid more for their crops. This gives them the opportunity for better living conditions and, hopefully, an even better harvest next year.
We make sure the supply chain is kept as short as possible. This way, even more makes it back to the farm and its workers.
So pat yourself on the back. You are making a difference.
Where does the name come from?
Yawning is so last year! Wake up, make a cup of THE BEST coffee and start your day right. Smile and wave y’all, smile and wave.