Autumn the Fourth – Sample
A limited-edition starter culture coffee with flavours of apple fizz, frangipane and strawberry!
Try a 125g sample in the grind of your choice today.
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Put a spring in your step with the freshness of strawberry and apple fizz. Team this with frangipane-like notes of almond (plus little tickles of chocolate), and you’ve got a bright coffee for your cup!
How to Brew
While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are a filter, Chemex or cafetiere.
Head over to our brew guides for making coffee for more.
Behind the Scenes
We sourced this crazily delicious microlot coffee from the Sampieri and Zilli family farms in Huatusco de Chicuellar. This central highlands city is located in Veracruz in eastern Mexico. Fun fact: Veracruz is where farmers first planted coffee when it came to Mexico from the Caribbean! Coffee growing is a major part of the culture here. Visit at the end of the harvest and you’ll find locals celebrating La Viuda Del Café, or the ‘Coffee’s Widow’ festival. This festival gets its name from the lonely coffee plants after the harvest. They’re said to be in mourning until ‘courted’ again next year. Bless em’!
This limited-edition coffee is extra special. Why? Because its washed processing involved a starter culture. Generally, the complex coffee fermentation process only uses compounds already in the coffee. In this lot, however, the processing team added a specifically created starter culture to the fermentation tank, and made the fermentation time two-to-three times longer than usual. The cool combo of starter culture and extended fermentation brings out valuable volatiles (alcohols, esters and the like) and enhances the fruity sweetness of the coffee. Gives one bangin’ aroma, too!
The proof is in the pudding, as they say. This snazzy new method increased the SCA cup score by almost 3 points! And that’s BIG news!
Here at Two Chimps, our main coffees stay with us for around 8 – 12 months. Our limited edition coffees however, change more frequently. We source our coffees from small farms, cooperatives and single estates, meaning when a coffee has been harvested, processed and drunk, it is all gone. Our limited edition coffees will change every 3 – 4 months and are a great way of trying new and interesting coffees more frequently. They won’t follow a pattern of particular flavours or characteristics, but we can guarantee they will all be super interesting and tasty!
What Does the Score Mean?
Every coffee has a score. If it’s below 80 points, the coffee is commodity. If it’s super-delicious, free from defects and scored 80 points or above, it’s speciality coffee!
Speciality coffee is better all round: acidity, balance, mouthfeel, aroma… Speciality coffee ticks all the boxes!
But, watch out. Don’t choose your coffee based purely on the score! A higher score might denote a more experimental coffee, or one with a very interesting lemony flavour, for example. This doesn’t mean you’ll like the flavour more than one that scored a little lower. Go with your gut – you know what you enjoy most!
Our awesome TC coffees all sit in the scrummy 80-90 region. We tend not to go for anything in the high 90s, as scores this high sometimes indicate an exceptionally rare coffee rather than one we think you’ll love! We always keep your cup in mind when selecting our coffee range!
We hand roast all of our coffees to bring out the most from each bean. We keep our roasts lighter too; to avoid any bitter or burnt notes. This way, you get to taste every flavour and characteristic of each coffee that the farmers worked so hard to produce. Lower grades of coffee will play host to undesirable flavours within the beans, resulting in a darker roast to mask these, but leaving a bitter taste. Luckily for you, we don’t need to do this. All of our coffees are smooth and sweet with natural flavours throughout.
The Nuts and Bolts
Roast Style: Light and Fruity
Location: Huatusco, Veracruz
Varietal(s): Colombia, Costa Rica, Marsellesa
Altitude: 1200 – 1400 metres above sea level
Why buy speciality coffee from us?
When you purchase a bag of Two Chimps Coffee, you are supporting the hard-working farmers who grow and harvest these amazing coffees.
We pay between 30 and 150% more for our coffee than the commodity-grade price. This, in turn, means more for the farmers, giving them capital to invest in better living conditions and an even better crop next year.
Keeping the supply chain as short as possible allows more money to make it to the farm and it’s workers. So from the team here at Two Chimps – high five and thank you!
Where does the name come from?
Felix was the third chimp, so Andy and Laura’s new baby (congrats, guys!), is the fourth.
Welcome to the world, Autumn! 😊 Or, should we say, Autumn the Fourth! 👑