Dad’s the Word

Here it is… the only coffee Dad wants! Exceptional Geisha coffee beans grown and harvested in the Bolaven Plateau in Laos. Geisha coffee is the A* of speciality coffee – rare, respected and ridiculously tasty!


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Coffee Origins

The nuts and bolts
  • Roast Style

    Light & Fruity

  • Farmer

    Phetlamka Estate

  • Process


  • Varietal(s)

    Geisha (this is the BEST of the BEST)

  • Altitude

    1350 metres above sea level

  • Country


  • Certification


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  • Tastes Like

    An incredible coffee worthy of Dad’s favourite mug. Full-bodied flavours of cherry cola make for a satisfying cup, while hints of toffee apple keep things nostalgic. There’s a cheeky tickle of pineapple in there, too.

  • How to Brew

    Ah-may-zing in every device, but especially suited to a filter, Chemex or cafetiere.

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

  • Limited Edition

    Whether you’re looking to experiment or just fancy something different, limited-edition coffees are the ones for you!

    Our limited editions are utterly tantalising and a tad more eccentric. They will often be the exciting results of new coffee experiments. These Dad’s the Word beans, for instance, are grown by the  Phetlamka Estate, which is part of the International Multi-location Variety Trial. The project collects 35 coffee varieties from around the world and plants them in test plots in 23 countries. This is a crystal-ball kinda study, as it allows us to see how different coffee varieties will grow in future climates. Cool!

    We source all our coffees from small farms, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. Our regular coffee lineup changes around once a year, while our limited editions change every 3-4 months. Be sure to grab a bag while you can!

  • Behind the Scenes

    Introducing… your very first Geisha coffee! These are THE BEST beans in the business – the crème de la crème of speciality coffee.

    Geisha coffee originates from the Gori Gesha forest in Ethiopia. It’s esteemed as the most exclusive coffee in the world and regularly scores above 90 points on the coffee cupping scale. Crikey! That’s pretty rare.

    Prize Geisha coffee is highly sought after. In fact, these are the first Geisha beans we’ve ever had in the TC roastery! So, what makes them so exclusive? It’s all down to their fab aftertaste and unmatchable fruity flavour. Geisha beans are also challenging to grow – they like very specific conditions, you see…

    The chance to try Geisha doesn’t come around very often, so make sure you grab some while you can!

    This lot of Geisha coffee grew in the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos. The plateau is an area of quiet majesty largely undisturbed by touristy footsteps. Take a peek, and you’ll find a film set-worthy region peppered with native tribes, small coffee farms and dramatic waterfalls. Its high elevations and rich, volcanic soil also make it the best coffee-growing area in Laos.

  • Scores on the Doors

    Remember that much-coveted A* grade at school? Well, speciality coffee is the A* of the coffee world. And Geisha beans are the best of speciality – the A*-with-bells-on of coffee?

    If you’d like to learn more about cupping, check out our Cupping like a pro.

    Certified ‘Q graders’ evaluate the coffee using a tasting process called cupping and score the coffee out of 100. If it scores 80 points or more, it gets the speciality medal. Anything lower, and it doesn’t. Here at Two Chimps, we only source and roast speciality beans because we can follow their full traceability and know that they taste better than anything low-grade.



  • Roasting

    Roasting is a magical process. We take green coffee beans and carefully roast them into aromatic, chocolate-coloured beans that taste drop-dead gorgeous.

    Each element of the roasting process is key, from the temperature to the time. Before roasting, we analyse the density and moisture content of the beans and then adapt our bespoke roasting methods accordingly.

    Over-roasting is something we never do (it’s banned at Two Chimps!). If we’re looking for a light and fruity roast, we will shorten the roast time ever so slightly, while medium-dark roasts require a little longer in the roaster to give the coffee’s natural sugars time to caramelise. However we are roasting, we always time the roast to the second to get it just right.

  • Why buy speciality coffee from us?

    What’s the point of speciality coffee? Is it just fancy packaging and tech talk? Nope – it’s so, so much more! Our speciality coffees have all been hand-picked and hand-sorted to ensure every bean is faultless. Unlike commodity coffee, which includes bitter, under-ripe cherries, speciality coffee farmers only pick their cherries at peak ripeness.

    Bulk picking means supermarket roasters have to over-roast their coffee beans to get rid of impurities. What do you get from this? Nothing but bitter and burnt. Your Two Chimps coffee is the exact opposite – vibrant, fresh and perfectly roasted!

    What’s more, we hand-roast our speciality beans multiple times a week to ensure that we’re always delivering the freshest coffee to your door. Dull, warehouse-stored coffee is dreary; only fresh is best for Father’s Day and beyond!

  • Where does the name come from?

    When mum’s the word, you have to keep hush-hush. But when DAD’S the word, you can shout out loud. Which is good, because this awesome coffee deserves celebration!

    Happy Father’s Day

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Tony Good
Tony Good
11:51 30 Jan 23
Great coffee, great service, delivered to my door!Love the variety with the mystery subscription every two weeks.If you're a coffee junkie, or even if you just want to improve the quality of the coffee you drink, you can't go wrong!
Fraser S
Fraser S
10:31 30 Jan 23
I love Two Chimps coffee, and I love the way the company works. The small team are friendly and responsive and fun. They added special notes to my delivery on request, to make sure my crazy dogs don’t get a chance to attack the package!The coffee is excellent quality, e.g. hand-picked instead of machine picked (to avoid under or overripe beans that make the coffee sour or bitter). This means I actually save money, as I’ll make myself a good quality cup and take it with me, instead of risking a bitter or sour takeaway from a café where I don’t know if the barrista is skilled or not.Plus, using my home Stovetop moka pot is a great way to get away from my desk and focus on something non work for 5 minutes…and the kitchen is filled with a satisfying coffee smell. Making a quality coffee is also a way that I can just demonstrate some everyday love for my partner.
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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