We strive to show distinctive, characteristic coffees that complete all corners of the flavour universe in coffee. Accordingly, we do not merely carry coffees from a variety of countries. All coffees have been traded in direct contact with the farmers, with full traceability, fresh harvests, some from single fields – and all of them with fantastic flavours in common.
Daterra Sweet Collection Espresso
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. Super clean, sweet and perfect for espresso.
The association El Desarollo consist of 183 farmers, who each have their own wetmill and between one and seven hectars of land. They primarily grow Caturra, Colombia and Typica varieties at an elevation of 1.400 to 1.850 masl.
Finca Vista Hermosa
Edwin Martinez’ farm is situated in the northern Guatemala at 1.600 – 1.900 masl. We’ve visited and bought from Edwin since 2007, when it was our first Direct Trade coffee. Every year we get to cup the many different microlots from within the farm and choose which ones we’d like to buy. The coffee is hand picked, depulped, fermented in small tanks, washed thoroughly and dried.
In the middle of Kenya, between Mount Kenya and Aberdare, lies one of our favourite coffee growing regions called Nyeri. Karogoto, Tegu and Ngunguru form the Tekangu society. Varieties grown are both SL23 and SL34.
The Kieni wet mill in Kenya is part of the Mugaga society and managed Charles Mwai Ihatu. We’ve visited and bought from them every year since 2010 and continue to be impressed with their very high quality. At the mill the coffee is depulped and fermented in two sets of tanks with an intermediate washing after approximately 10 hours. It is then washed with clean water before drying on raised beds.
La Esmeralda Special
The real auction lots are probably the wildest, most aromatic coffee in the world. At Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama the Peterson’s grow the variety Geisha, which has an amazingly intense floral aroma. The coffee cherries are depulped and mechanically demucilaged. The best lots, named Special, are only sold on their own auction, where we bought one lot for $43.50/lbs FOB which is 20 times the market price.
Our two espresso blends are composed of coffees from the farmers above and always transparent in their composition. Like a chef loves to play with ingredients to create flavors, we blend for espresso to present two very different and unique experiences.
Espresso 2 is composed of coffee from two producers that we buy directly from. They are both grown with incredible care, providing a tremendous purity and sweetness in the taste. We have roasted for a medium espresso profile, to create optimal balance between flavors, sweetness and acidity.