Hamster on a Hoover

Swirls of tangy-tart blackberry compote combine with hazelnut, dark chocolate and fresh orange zest in this exquisite Nicaraguan coffee. Coffee’s answer to bed socks? Most definitely…

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Coffee Origins

The nuts and bolts
  • Roast style

    Medium/Dark

  • Location

    Nueva Segovia

  • Varietal(s)

    Mixed

  • Processing

    Washed

  • Altitude

    1300 metres above sea level

  • Country

    Nicaragua

  • Certification

    Speciality and Organic

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  • Tastes Like

    Tangy-tart bursts of blackberry meet zingy orange and – what’s that – dark chocolate-coated hazelnuts? Oh my, it is. Just delicious.

  • How to Brew

    While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are an espresso machine, Aeropress & moka pot.

    If you want to know more, see our brew guides for making coffee.

  • Behind the Scenes

    You’ll find this hug-in-a-mug coffee growing in the Nueva Segovia Department of Nicaragua. Shady conditions slow down the growing process, allowing the coffee flavours to reach maximum potential and ultimate complexity. The high altitudes (this coffee grows at 1300 metres above sea level) provide a lovely cool climate and bring out the chocolatey richness in these gorgeous beans.

    Skilled speciality coffee farmers then harvest the ripe cherries between November and March. They always hand pick – no machine pickers here! – before pulping, fermenting and washing the cherries for transportation to the mill.

    Cafetos de Segovia is a dry mill located in Ocotal, the Nueva Segovia capital. It’s owned by third-generation coffee farmers, Martha and Ana Albir. The sisters manage several speciality coffee farms in the area, and founded the mill to ensure premium coffee quality from the first stage to the last.

    Today, 47 local coffee farmers process coffee at Cafetos de Segovia – and around half of these are women. During peak harvest, up to 13,800kg of lovely, speciality green beans are delivered to the mill for processing! Amazing!

  • Scores on the Doors

    Every coffee is ‘cupped’ to determine its quality score. Here at Two Chimps Coffee, we only source and roast speciality coffee. In other words, we’re only interested in coffees that gain a score of 80 points or above. Q Graders score each coffee on a number of factors, including its taste, aroma and mouthfeel. Not sure what coffee cupping is? We have a page all about it – get clued up on coffee cupping right here.

  • Roasting

    We never ‘over roast’ our coffees – nor will we ever need to! We use the roasting process to bring out the natural flavours and aromas of the coffee, rather than following in the footsteps of most commodity roasters and masking unwanted tastes by roasting too dark. Overroasting replaces every flavour, good and bad, with burnt, bitter tastes. Not what you want for a standout cup.

    We only ever start with high-grade beans, so have no need to overroast and hide yucky flavours. Instead, we can roast to showcase each coffee in its full light.

    We’re proud to say that our coffees will never taste the same as each other. Some have naturally occurring chocolatey notes, while others have mentions of fruit. We owe the opportunity to roast awesome coffee to the coffee farmers and workers who grew them. So to them, we say thank you.

  • Why buy speciality coffee from us?

    Our coffees are special. Firstly, they are speciality coffees and second, by purchasing coffee from us you will be making a difference to coffee farmers around the globe. We pay between 30 and 150% more than the ‘going rate’ for our green beans. This gives the coffee farmers an opportunity to improve working practices with the hope of an even better harvest next year.

    We like to keep our supply chain short and sweet. This way, we are safe in the knowledge that more revenue gets back to the farmers.

    Your little bag of coffee is changing lives. High five!

  • Where does the name come from?

    Hamster wheels as sooo last year… a tiny hoover is what Hammy the Hamster really wants to ride!
    And he does some hoovering while he’s at it. Bonus.

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Andy Burton
Andy Burton
10:20 26 Oct 22
I bought some two chimps coffee from a local deli and was impressed. I followed that by buying a couple of 50g sample packs which were delivered a few hours later. I live locally and requested delivery by post due to my work commitments and I guess the two chimps team found the time to pop them round. Can’t complain about the service! So I’ve tried 3 different roasts and like them all. This is the only coffee I’ve drunk outside of Melbourne Australia that has no bitterness at all - they are all really smooth. I’ll definitely be buying more.
Nick Matchett
Nick Matchett
15:02 05 Oct 22
The coffee blending experience was a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Very enlightening, good fun, and the coffee is genuinely excellent. Andy and Laura's passion for their business and their product comes shining through - clearly a business that prioritises substance over style, but manages to do pretty well as far as the latter is concerned in any case!
Andrea Stevens
Andrea Stevens
19:51 27 Sep 22
Did the Barista Basics workshop, absolutely loved it! Andy was very welcoming and so informative, he really knows his stuff and is a great teacher. After demonstrations we were let loose to have a go with the machines ourselves, with some very drinkable results. Thanks Andy! :)
Karen Mitchell
Karen Mitchell
17:36 16 Sep 22
First tried this coffee when visiting relatives in Rutland. Self catering cottage supplied the coffee and when back home decided to order some. The coffees are lovely and we like the different varieties. I buy decaf on subscription and like to look out for new coffees to try. The delivery and service is excellent and I would highly recommend.
Polly Wainwright
Polly Wainwright
22:20 03 Jul 22
This was bought for us as a Christmas gift, so we weren't totally sure what to expect. We were made very welcome, and there was a huge amount of information. Great tasting of 5 very different coffees, and a chance to make your own blend from these 5 different beans. Easy place to find, ample opportunity to ask questions, very knowledgeable 'Two Chimps' !!
Matthew Harrison
Matthew Harrison
16:49 18 Feb 22
First and foremost, the coffee is excellent: varied, well chosen and with accurate tasting notes. I have found the subscription service to be reliable and good valuable - the coffee arrives fresh and undamaged, without over packaging and is packaged in such always as to be delivered through the letterbox. The website is a pleasure to use, and in addition to the coffee, there is a wide range of coffee making apparatus and consumables such as filters for V60 and Chemex. These are reasonably priced and always dispatched promptly. Finally, there is a knowledgeable human at the end of the phone should you have a question.
Veronica Wands
Veronica Wands
16:18 08 Feb 22
I look forward every week to receiving my lovely freshly roasted coffee beans and their quirky names always make me smile! The service is superb and speedy, nothing is ever a problem. I bought an Aeropress coffee maker for a Christmas present and had great advice from Laura. I would (and do) highly recommend them.
The Pethericks
The Pethericks
09:45 05 Feb 22
Where have you been all my life?!I can only drink decaf, and I drink it black, so it's got to be great coffee. Until now, I've never found one that doesn't have any bitterness or is weirdly weak. The "how many llamas ... " coffee is truly outstanding! Smooth, full of flavour, and sets my day up just nicely, thank you very much.Thank you Two Chimps. Great mornings are finally here.
Rachel Woods
Rachel Woods
09:44 16 Jan 22
I was really delighted with my Christmas hamper from ActionCOACH Oakham. Even more delighted that it contained your coffee. I like to seek out independent coffee roasters and I will be definitely be buying more - it was delicious!
nick holbrow
nick holbrow
12:34 25 Oct 21
Getting decent coffee is a pain, well at least it was. I discovered two chimps through a friend and I don’t regret it. They provide high quality coffee delivered to my door and there is always a different one to try. A lot of single origin coffees which all have different flavours, their coffee is ethically sourced. No query is too much trouble and their website is easy to use. However they don’t just do coffee but their hot chocolate is good, as are their teas. Mint tea with hot choc is fab I haven’t been allowed to try marmite hot choc. Free delivery is included what more could you wish for. My only complaint is I sometimes run out at the end of the month, perhaps I should order more ?, the ability to order 300g bags? Just a great local family business with excellent customer service.
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