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A single origin coffee from small holder farmers in Huila, Colombia. This one’s like a personal party for your mug: creamy chocolate doing the hand jive with lemon, orange and sweet red berry flavours! It’s awesome.
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The nuts and bolts
Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Over 2000m metres above sea level
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Here’s a coffee that’ll take you on a journey. Start with full-bodied notes of creamy chocolate (oooh…), then get a little zing of citrus (oh my!). And then, what’s that? Red berry sweetness? Heaven.
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 high-scoring speciality coffee is grown by small holder farmers in the Huila region of Columbia.
Huila is a top-class coffee growing region. It was the first department in Colombia to start coffee production, did you know? Today, it’s known for its pioneering community of farmers and awesome coffee growing conditions. High altitudes? Check. Mountainous landscape? Check? And mineral-rich soil the arabica trees love? That’s another big ‘check’ right there!
These conditions all combine to give us a stella coffee with the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.
Washed is the processing method for this scrummy coffee. The main difference between natural and washed processing is that water is involved with washed (surprise surprise). Also, the washed method separates the bean from its outer layers before (rather than after) laying it out to dry.
Scores on the Doors
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?
Worst second of the morning: that moment when you stumble out of a cosy bedroom into the bright lights of the bathroom
Best second of the morning: when you take a sip of your lovely morning coffee…