To kick off 2022 in style we have 2 new speciality coffee guests, freshly roasted and ready to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Let's explore this months coffee.
AMANI BLEND - ETHIOPIA, KENYA & COLOMBIA
Taste Notes: Sweet orange and tropical fruit
Altitude: 1400-1800 masl
Process: Washed / Natural
Occasionally we decide to shake things up and select a special blend to be our star of the show, this month is one of those times. This fruity, complex and juicy blend is made up of 3 speciality coffees from 2 coffee leading continents. This blend reminds us of a sweet coffee cocktail, perfect for brightening your wintery day.
The blend is made up of:
- Ethiopia Bule Adado (25%) - floral and candied orange
- Kenya Thiriku Peaberry (50%) - blackcurrant, grapefruit and jammy
- Colombia Rosado Bourbon (25%) - rum, wine gums and cocoa
The African coffees are sourced from the YCFCU and Adado cooperative, working to ensure fair pay and investment goes back into training and tools for the farmers that cultivate these exquisite beans. The Colombian coffee is sourced from cofinet, a company part of a family that has been growing and distributing high quality green beans from Colombia for over 80 years.
As a filter coffee this is has a complex mix of boozy, candy, floral and jammy taste notes that continues to increase as it cools.
As an espresso this is a smooth and balanced fruity coffee with an aroma similar to a zesty marmalade.
VAVA - KENYA
Taste Notes: Plum, currants and raspberry
Altitude: 1700-1850 masl
This is a spectacularly sweet and juicy example of Kenyan coffee grown on the southern slopes of Mount Elgon. This arabica is packed with tart, jammy and intense flavours delicious as a filter or espresso.
This coffee originates from the Kutere Mill part of the Kikai Cooperative Society in Western Kenya. The co-op is managed by 9 elected members with 12 permanent members of staff and holds a membership of 2,333 farmers. The coffee has been exported to the UK by the Kenyan social enterprise Vava Speciality Coffee. They are working for positive social and economical change within the coffee industry to create sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers as well as integrating more women and youth in the entire supply chain. Incredible work.
Enjoy this refreshing and smooth coffee anytime of day with a great book. You can't go wrong.