I love it when we get new beans. In total we have six (seven if you include the Agua Azul / Quebradon).
To list them –
I was lucky enough to visit the coop of this coffee on my Guatemala trip last year. I really wanted to stock it, but we have so many guats (it was five and now four plus this one), so it just wasn’t possible. But now its available in decaf what a great opportunity.
In the cup its winey, fruity and very very tasty.
This old favorite returns, one of the first “exotics” we stocked and a great coffee. In the cup it’s very smooth, balanced with rich flavour and a full body, with great buttery tones.
Another return coffee. In the cup is big sharp acidity with good body. Hints of chocolate orange that is so typical of the area. This is a filter / french press coffee that really isn’t an espresso style of coffee. A blender yes an Single origin shot, no.
“Vilcabamba” – quechua for “Sacred Valley” – is the name of a small village in southern Ecuador. Generations of scientists have tried to solve the secret of longevity in this fascinating place and have tried to find an answer to the question why so many people here surpass the age of 100 enjoying their life at best health.
All I know is this delicate cup hits me with spice and pie nuts and is a really unique coffee.
Everyone who knows coffee knows about Harar. So I wont go into it here
In the cup it’s intense with a complex taste of fruit, wine and chocolate. Harar is special but versatile and will suit espresso and filter/ french press.
This thick bodied, earthy, honesty cup it everything you would expect from this famous government estate. In the aftertaste that classic mushroom and almost vegetal tones make it a really unusual cup.
Should be something for every one there.