Our webshop is live after a lot of activity behind the scenes. The small, but we hope well-chosen, range offered today will be supplemented very shortly with our new arrivals.
There is a huge range of coffee available of various qualities and it is quite a task to reduce it to a list of candidates. A lot of coffee is reasonable without being special, and by special I mean something that ticks all the right boxes for a coffee lover rather than being a ‘rock star’.
We like to seek out excellent examples from less-developed markets and our Papua New Guinea Moanti is a good example. Selecting coffee from Rwanda, which is still building a reputation, rather than from the ‘safer’ option of Kenya is another. We have nothing against Kenyan coffees and will happily buy great examples, but Rwandan coffee can be equally as good although commanding lower prices.
A third coffee on our launch list is an example of someone in a well-established coffee-growing region doing something different, and doing it well. One could hardly get more mainstream as a coffee producer than Brazil, but here is a small estate carefully growing and processing a less well-known premium varietal, the ‘topazio’ or yellow bourbon. The processing of the coffee cherries makes this a slightly patchy looking roast, totally different to the clean and uniform Moanti beans I could roast with my eyes shut. One taste will tell you this is not your typical Brazilian offering.
I hope you enjoy our current selection and please call back regularly for new additions.