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.
Akmel Nuri's farm looks more like a forest than anything else. Following organic principles, the coffee trees grow wild in the thick forest, with shade trees bending beautifully over the coffee trees, protecting them and providing nourishment.
Akmel's coffee is natural processed, meaning that the entire coffee cherry is dried, until the pulp is a hard shell. It gives the coffee more body and a lower acidity than the washed process.
Finca Buena Vista
Finca Buena Vista is owned by the Rodrigues family who has been central in the development of speciality coffee in Bolivia. This organic coffee was harvested in Aug-Sep 2016 by ten farmers in the Bolinda area. The farmers deliver cherries to the Finca Buena Vista wet and dry mill to be depulped, fermented and washed with great meticulousness.
The Gathugu mill is located near the city of Karatina in one of the worlds best coffee areas. Last year John Mwai Muthee acquired the management of the mill and with him the quality has taken a quantum leap.
Halo is part of the family-owned company Metad, run by three brothers; Aman, Tariku and Michael. They share a clear devotion to helping farmers produce better quality and implement sustainable practices. The coffee is certified organic and Metad offer education and technical assistance to the farmers.
Situated in the heart of Kenya, between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range, the land around Kieni is lushy green with deep red soil beneath.
The Kieni wet mill is part of the Mugaga society and managed by Josphat Kariuki. We’ve visited and bought from them every year since 2010 and continue to be impressed with their very high quality. This lot is of SL28 and SL34 varieties and was harvested in November 2016.
La Esmeralda Special
La Esmeralda Special is probably the wildest, most aromatic coffee in the world. The Peterson’s grow this Geisha variety, which has an amazingly intense floral aroma. The coffee cherries are depulped and mechanically demucilated. The best lots of the Esmeralda are called Special and are sold on auction, but we've been allowed to buy a small lot before the auction and we've paid 50.00$ /lbs FOB which is 32 times higher than the market price. This lot was handpicked on March 14 2017
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.
This is our take on a completely wild, aromatic and juicy 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 fruity tastes really come into play
Espresso 2 is composed of coffee from three producers that we buy directly from. All three coffees are cultivated with incredible meticulousness resulting in a very clean and sweet taste. We're roasting the coffees individually with a medium-dark espresso profile to achieve an optimal balance between aroma, sweetness and acidity.