CARBON NEUTRAL HIGH SCORING SPECIALITY COFFEE
You’re bound to fall in love with this light and fruity roast. Sit back and enjoy a tropical fruity body with a tang of lemon peach tea, topped with sweet notes of elderflower lingering after each sip. We’re swooning.
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The Nuts and Bolts
Light & Fruity
Ethiopia - Chelbesa
Mixed Heirloom Varietals
1950-2200 metres above sea level
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How to Brew
While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are a filter or cafetiere.
Head over to our brew guides for making coffee for more info.
Behind the Scenes
We source this uber-brewtiful coffee from Chelbesa, one of the finest coffee-producing areas within the famous Gedeb Woreda in Ethiopia. The coffee trees are grown under protective shade cast by dense, layered semi-forest vegetation. This allows the cherries to grow and ripen slowly, enriching their pulp with sweetness. Chelbesa is an excellent example of sustainable farming working hand in hand with nature, also known as agroecology.
SNAP Specialty Coffee was established in 2008 by coffee-passionate entrepreneur Negusse D. Weldyes. In 2019, they expanded to build a new wet mill in a small hamlet called Danche within the Chelbesa Village. Once completed, the goal was to purchase exclusively red cherries from the nearby farmers in Chelbesa Village. Around 495 smallholder farmers deliver their cherries to the mill. Coffee production in the area is high due to the fertile redbrown soil, which is iron-rich and has a high acidity content.
Once the fruit has arrived at the wet mill, they are sorted with the help of floatation tanks. This method separates all floaters (under-ripe cherries) from the perfectly ripe. This process also cleans the cherries with fresh water. This mill holds multiple ceramic fermentation tanks, which helps bring precision to the coffee they process. The material also speeds up fermentation due to heat retained within the ceramic. Once removed, they are placed on raised African drying beds for 28-35 days.
What does the score mean?
Take a peek at your fresh coffee’s cup score (it’s the one out of 100). Is it below 80? Then it’s a commodity coffee. 80 points or above? Then you’ve got yourself a bag of super-delicious, entirely defect-free speciality coffee!
Speciality coffee is the coffee crème de la crème. The top dog. The best of the bunch. It’s cherries are picked by hand at perfect ripeness, it’s flavours are interesting and naturally sweet… it’s the only coffee your mug deserves!
But, watch out. Don’t choose your coffee based solely on its cup score. Remember – this mark is only the opinion of the Q Graders who cupped that coffee. A lower-scoring coffee might taste less avant-garde, but its flavour profile might be just what you’re after! Play around, try different tastes, and go with the coffee you prefer!
Each coffee in our Two Chimps range sits in the 80-90 points range. We tend to avoid coffees with scores in the high 90s, as this often indicates a very, very rare coffee rather than one we know you’ll love!
We never ‘over roast’ our coffees. Not ever. Instead, we use the roasting process to show off all the natural flavours and aromas within your coffee.
Big-name commodity roasters often use the roasting process to mask undesirable flavours in low-quality beans. Overroasting (when coffee is roasted too dark) gives the coffee a bitter and burnt taste. So, essentially, they are replacing foul tastes with bad ones. Not what you want, is it?
We only source high-quality speciality coffee here at Two Chimps. Our premium green beans have nothing bad to hide – just lots of delicious, naturally sweet flavour! We roast gently to put all these flavours in the spotlight and bring you coffee that’s lusciously sweet and perfectly flavourful!
The coffee farmers put everything into producing an outstanding product for us. It’s only fair we do the same for you, right?
The Nuts and Bolts
Roast Style: Light and Fruity
Varietal(s): Mixed Heirloom Varietals
Altitude: 1950-2200 metres above sea level
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Why buy speciality coffee from us?
Thinking of popping a bag in your basket? Do – it’ll be the best thing you do all day! Because when you choose Two Chimps, you are supporting small coffee farmers and producers across the globe.
We always pay between 30 and 150% more than the ‘going rate’ for our green coffee, which helps to ensure the farmers receive more for their crop. This opens the opportunity for better living conditions, plus funds to invest in an even better harvest next year.
Keeping the supply chain as short as possible is a priority at TC. The shorter it is, the more goes back to the farm and workers. Simple.
Keep doing what you’re doing. You really are awesome.
Where does the name come from?
This roast is truly brewtiful. Red roses and a box of chocolates are so predictable, but this is everyone’s perfect Valentine’s date.