50 % Daterra, Brazil (30% Nat., 20% Sw. Col.)
30 % Finca Vista Hermosa, Guatemala
20 % Kieni, Kenya
Heavy and sweet espresso with a creamy body. Marzipan, caramel and top notes of vanilla.
Our espressoblend is composed from coffee from 3 producers we buy directly from. They are all cultivated with exeptional care, which in return gives a very clean and sweet taste. We have roasted these coffes fairly light to enhance the aromas, the acidity and the sweetness.
Finca Vista Hermosa
Guatemala - Direct TradeDeep chocolate tones, sweet, heavy body and berrylike acidity. Exceptionally clean and balanced.
On a visit to the States we met a young, passionate guy from Guatemala called Edwin D. Martinez. He is the third generation on the coffee farm Finca Vista Hermosa. Edwin is deeply interested in all the aspects of coffee from the farm to the cup. We decided that Edwin should send some samples of his next harvest to Denmark. Half a year later we cupped his coffees and we were astonished! Huge mouth feel and heavy body, complex flavours, caramel sweetness and heaps of chocolate in the aftertaste. We were not in doubt: We’d just purchased out first lot of coffee!
Nyeri, Kenya - Direct TradeFull bodied with a fruity acidity. Notes of gooseberries, black currant and muscovado sugar.
The Kieni wet mill is part of the Mugaga society and managed by Peter Macharia. These two lots that we've bought this year were harvested in December 2011. At the mill the coffee was depulped and fermented in two sets of tanks with an intermediate washing after approx. 10 hours. It was then washed with clean water before drying on raised beds. We've bought from Kieni for the past three years and continue to be impressed with their very high quality. It's both extremely fruitfull and floral but with a clean cup and very full body.
Daterra Sweet Collection
Brazil - Direct TradeFull bodied, very low acidity, syrupy sweetness, smooth, pecan nuts and muscovado sugar.
Luis Pascoal’s continuing scientific research has established Daterra as one of Brazil most innovative and respected farms. Every bag of coffee can be tracked back to the specific lot. Daterra’s unique Penta® sorting and packaging system sorts out defects and under- or overripe coffee over several steps.
The Sweet Collection is a pulped-natural coffee. The cherry-pulp is removed in a machine, pulpier, and the parchment beans covered by the mucilage are then dried. This develops more body and sweetness than washed coffee with the advantage of having an extra sorting method in the pulpier. The green coffee from Daterra is not packed in traditional jute sacks but in vacuumed and nitrogen-flushed aluminium foil bags which prolongs the life of the green coffee significantly.
Ethiopia - Direct TradeComplex, sweet and a citric acidness. Notes of peach, quince cardamom and lavander.
The Yukro Cooperative is situated in the Gera district in western Ethiopia close to Jimma. Several origainal varieties grow wildly here in a context with extensive biodiversity. There are 240 members in the cooperative who harvest their own coffeetrees. The pulp and muscilage is mechanically removed before the coffee is washed and sun-dried. Harvested in December 2011
HaCienda La Esmeralda
Panama - Direct TradeA sweet and clean cup. Fresh with a elegant aromas af abricot, bergamot, heather honey and jasmine.
At Hacienda La Esmeralda the Petersons grow a small lot of the Arabica variety Geisha. The Geisha originates from Ethiopia and is characterised by an astonishing fruity and floral aroma. The coffee is selectively hand picked and then mechanically demucilaged, washed and then dried with sun or a combination of sun a machine drying.
For the past years the Esmeralda Special has only been sold on an auction held by the Petersons, where roasters from all over the world are bidding against each other. We are very happy that we got a lot and are able to present this coffee in Denmark. We have roasted this coffee quite light with a bit more heat towards the end, so the freshness and the natural aromas are brought out the most.