Dear Green & Bean Shot Decaf, Artisan Janszoon

Every week we highlight three splendid coffees. Our picks for this week are two decaffeinated coffees and a blend from Edinburgh's leading roaster.

Did you know that these decaffeinated coffees are produced using a unique non-chemical process that involves immersing the green beans in mountain water to extract the caffeine content. The resulting green coffee is 99.9% caffeine-free.

Dear Green - Guatemala El Triangulo Mountain Water Decaffeinated

A clean, sweet and balanced decaffeinated coffee from Guatemala. The decaffeination is achieved using the clear pure waters from the highest mountain in Mexico, the Pico de Orizaba, to gently remove the caffeine from the green beans.

The beans have been roasted by Lisa & her team at Dear Green Coffee in Glasgow.

Bean Shot - Brazil Decaf

Grown by a selection of Brazil's finest coffee growers, this decaf coffee has beautifully balanced flavours of cocoa and caramel and a rich aroma that makes it ideal with espresso, cafetiere or filter coffee makers.

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.

Artisan Roast - Janszoon Blend - 70% Sumatra 30% Brazil

Not decaffeinated - instead a classic blend of wet hulled Northern Sumatran and semi washed processed Southern Brazilian coffees.

This blend has massive chocolate notes (from the Sumatran beans) and a bright fruity finish (from the Brazilian beans) that make it ideal as a pure espresso, a long black or as a base for milky drinks.

Artisan Roast is an institution in Edinburgh and in addition to being speciality coffee roasters, they are also coffee shop owners. Their cafes have been voted best in Scotland and the UK.

Written by Lloyd Burgess — February 24, 2014

Clifton Rwanda, Foundry Kiawamaruru, RoasterB Bold

Every week we highlight three splendid coffees. Here are our picks for this week

Clifton Coffee - Rwanda Buf Café Nyarusia

Buf Cafe in Rwanda was founded in 2003 by Epiphanie Mukashyaka, a dynamic businesswoman and a source of inspiration to countless other female entrepreneurs in Rwandan coffee farming & beyond.

The coffee has been roasted by Andy and his team at Clifton Coffee near Bristol.

When tasting this clean coffee look for a orangey sweetness with delicate bergamot, black tea & molasses and a long lingering lemon acidity

Foundry Coffee Roasters - Kiawamaruru Co-Operative, Nyeri, Kenya

This stunning coffee is grown and produced by smallholders belonging to the Kiawamaruru Co-operative.  They own farms that average about half a hectare in size (a little larger than a tennis court), with around 250 trees each. The region has fertile volcanic soil, rich in organic matter and the area is blessed with abundant rainfall.

It has been carefully roasted by Lee from Foundry Coffee Roasters in Sheffield.  This coffee has been one of Foundrys most popular filter coffees.

Fantastically zingy lemons, sweet oranges and blackcurrants explode in the mouth. Tea-like and smooth with a hint of bergamot and juniper in the finish.

RoasterB Coffee Company - Bold Roast Espresso blend

This blend is a mix of beans from Brazil & Honduras and has been chosen with great care from only high-grown, hard-beans that are dense enough to stand up to this roast. It is not a coffee for the cautious! It is ideal as a complex espresso or as a base for milky drinks.

RoasterB Coffee Company is based in Windsor and its founder Stefan won the Dragons Den Theo Paphitis #SBS Small Business Sunday award.

Written by Lloyd Burgess — February 24, 2014

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

 

Written by Lloyd Burgess — February 03, 2014