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.
Patricia Perez owns and manages El Diamante in the northern hills of Huehuetenange. Patricia runs her mill with impressive precision and care. We've bought from her and visited her since 2012. The fields are kept very natural with very little pruning of the trees. We've accentuated the top aromas with a very light roast and fast finish.
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.
The Gituara wet mill is situated on the southern border to Mount Kenya national park at 1820 masl. It's a cooperative of around 400 coffee farmers. They grow the two Kenyan varieties SL28 and SL34, which is famous for its high acidity and fruity aroma.
The Kieni wet mill 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 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.
Here's our take on a completely wild, aromatic and acidic espresso. With this blend we let ourselves go a little crazy in order to create the best espresso ever. Roasted with a light espresso profile so that the flavors and acidic taste really comes into play.
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.