My Morning Allama
CARBON NEUTRAL HIGH SCORING SPECIALITY COFFEE
A temptingly toffee-ish coffee with cosy flavours of apple and pear!
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The nuts and bolts
Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
1500m - 2000m
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A blissfully balanced combo of toffee fudge, chocolate and pome fruits… all brightened up with a cheeky zing of lime!
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
This irresistible arabica coffee is known as Colombia ‘Dulima’. It was developed in 2009 to embody the essence of top-class south Huilan coffee. The name comes from the local Tolima volcano; indigenous people nearby called it ‘Dulima,’ meaning Snow Queen. We think it’s a great name for this awesome coffee – it hints at just how COOL it is. The groovy kinda cool. Not the chilly sort.
Huila is one premium coffee-growing region. It’s famous for being the first department in Colombia to start coffee production, plus its second-to-none coffee growing conditions. High altitudes? Check. Mountainous landscape? Check? And mineral-rich soil the arabica trees love? That’s another big ‘check’ right there! All this combines to give coffees known for their sweetness-acidity balance and beautiful flavour. Don’t miss it – try this Snow Queen coffee now!
What does the score mean?
Cupping is the process used to find the ‘quality’ score of a coffee. Because we only source and roast speciality coffee, it must get a score of 80 points or higher to be granted speciality status. If it doesn’t get this score, it’s not good enough for us. To find out more about cupping, take a look at our step by step guide to coffee cupping at home.
When roasting, we never ‘over roast’ any of our coffees, simply because we don’t need to. The process of roasting is a great way to highlight some of the natural flavours and aromas of the coffee. Roasting a coffee too dark can result in these flavours being hidden and, instead, can produce a bitter and burnt coffee. The coffee we source is of very high quality. This allows us to bring out the flavours when roasting, rather than trying to hide them. Instead of having a burnt or bitter taste, our coffees have a natural sweetness.
Every coffee we hand roast is completely unique. Some coffees we roast have lighter notes, like citrus fruit, whilst others have a slightly darker note of chocolate or nut for example. We source our coffee from small farms and cooperatives around the world. These farmers and their workers work incredibly hard to produce an excellent product. We feel it’s only fair that we produce an equally amazing product.
Why buy speciality coffee from us?
You might not realise it, but by purchasing speciality coffee from us, you are supporting farmers across the globe. We pay between 30 and 150% more than the ‘going rate’ for our green coffee. This way, the farmers are paid more for their crops. This gives the opportunity for better living conditions, and revenue to invest into a great harvest, year after year.
We like to keep the supply chain short. With less in the chain, we can be sure that more makes it back to the farm and its workers.
It’s people like you who are helping to make a difference. Well done.
Where does the name come from?
We all need something groovy to get us up in the morning. Flavour-packed coffee, a good stretch, a brrring-ing alarm clock…
Hmm, noisy alarm? That’s no fun. How about an allama instead?! ?