Daer Green Panama, Bean Shot Yirgacheffe, Horsham Bold - 20 Jan 2013
Every week we highlight three splendid coffees. Here are our picks for the week of 20 January 2014.
Dear Green Coffee - Panama Café de Eleta
Café de Eleta is a farm in Panama that was founded over 30 years ago by the Eleta family. All the coffee cherries are hand picked and sun dried.
The beans have been roasted by Lisa & her team at Dear Green Coffee in Glasgow. They recently provided coffee at The Clutha Fundraiser event in support of the Clutha Bar diaster.
When drinking this very balanced coffee look for the sweetness of stone fruit and apricots.
Bean Shot Coffee - Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Dumerso Woreda
This beautiful coffee comes from 500 or so tiny plots in Keble Dumerso, southern Sidamo in Ethiopia - the birthplace of coffee. It is naturally processed, which is the oldest method of producing coffee. This involves drying the whole cherry in the sun and raking or turning by hand to prevent mildew. This can take up to 4 weeks.
It has been carefully roasted by Nick from Bean Shot in Brunton, Somerset. Nick is originally from Sydney, Australia and uses the latest technology Diedrich roaster.
In the cup expect a very earthy coffee balanced with sweet fruits and a hint of chocolate & caramel. It is ideal for your french press or filtered coffee maker.
Horsham - Bold Blend
This is one of two blends provided by Bradley of Horsham Coffee Roaster. It is a rich flavoured coffee with lots of body and dark chocolate flavours. It is ideal as an espresso or as a base for milky drinks.
Currently the Bold Blend contains three beans:
- El Salvador Finca Buenos Aires bourbon - washed
- Brazil Sertaozinho Farm yellow bourbon - pulped natural
- Sumatra Mandheling Gayo mountain - semi washed