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New Beans

Its been a busy time here with lots of coffees arriveing all at once. This is going to carry on too, all the new crop stuff is landing on our door step and will for the next few months. Where to start.

Brazil Jacu Bird

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It’s back for its second year. Before you fall over at the price read below.

A while back we sold the famous Kopi Luwak, and the whole time we sold it it bother me. It bothered me in the cup it was an awful cup. It was the only coffee we sold I didn’t like, and I would wake in the middle of the night ridden with guilt that we sold awful coffee for an awful price. So when it was gone we were offered more, but I just couldn’t do it.

So when I heard that on the Camocim farm we buy our coffee from (which is one of my favorite organic coffees ever), has some resident birds on there that like to eat coffee cherry’s I was skeptical and worried, I’d only just begun to enjoy a nights sleep.

But there are some differences, the Luwak eats some awful grade coffee, the Jacu lives on one of the best farms in Brazil, add horrid coffee and an animals intestines, you still have bad coffee but this is proof that good coffee can stay good. The bird eats the cherry and “processes it”. These birds live on the farm and are dwindling in numbers in Brazil. Henrique who owns the farm has no pleasure in forcing the birds to eat the coffee, but when they do

So what’s different in the cup apart from being processed from a birds behind than normal camocim? Side by side there are some differences, the sweetness remains its nuttiness is a little more nutty, but it in the spice like cracked black pepper mixed with cinnamon. This is one gimmick coffee that has some real specialty credentials in the cup.

Why is it more expensive? Well its rare, very very rare, I’ve only seen this in one place in the world, and certainly never in Europe. It takes more time to “pick” and “look after” and well, its an experience coffee something you have to try just to say I’ve done it. If your going to have a pooped coffee I whole heartedly recommend it, it also helps me sleep 🙂

The Brazil Camocims

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This farm is one of the best known organic farms in Brazil, And swapped to organic production in 1999 under the ownership of Henrique Sloper Araujo. They are also working towards there Bio Dynamic certification (which share many things with organic but takes some of the procedures to the next level).

I have been lucky enough to meet Henrique a couple of times now and you can see why he may not run his farm “the normal way”. He is incredibly charismatic and what to push the envelope wherever he can (and does).

This year we have four different varietals from the farm. This gives you a chance to taste the different varieties, and make your own mind up what you like. We also have a pack where you can try them all in smaller amounts.

Icatu precoce
Yellow variety. Low acidity, medium to full body, sweet
taste with a hint of citric aroma.
Iapar 59
Red variety. Low acidity, full body, sweet nutty taste and
aroma.
Yellow bourbon
Yellow variety. Low acidity, medium body, delicate sweet
floral aroma and taste, with a note of fresh soil.
Three C’s Coffee
Red variety. This is a blend of three red varieties; Catucai,
Catucaiaçu and Caturra. Low acidity, full body, delicate
sweet taste with a floral note on the aroma.
The cool thing is if you want to try all of these varitals then take a look at

Camocim Special pack 4 x 250g of each of the Organic Varitials

This is four packs of 250g of each of the beans listed below. This is to try one of each of the farms varietals. This farm is one of the best known organic farms in Brazil, And swapped to organic production in 1999 under the ownership of Henrique Sloper Araujo. They are also working towards there Bio Dynamic certification (which share many things with organic but takes some of the procedures to the next level).

I have been lucky enough to meet Henrique a couple of times now and you can see why he may not run his farm “the normal way”. He is incredibly charismatic and what to push the envelope wherever he can (and does). Take a look at this presentation he has done right out there

This year we have four different varietals from the farm. This gives you a chance to taste the different varieties, and make your own mind up what you like. We also have a pack where you can try them all in smaller amounts.

And this is the start more new beans this week.

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