All of our beans are Arabica and were selected for their taste and quality.
The Brazilian Santos beans that we roast are named after Santos - the port through which all Brazil's coffee passes. Brazilian Santos Coffee has been known for more than a 100 years as Brazil's 'Green Gold'. These coffee beans are grown high up in the hills of Brazil's Santos region. The careful cultivation of Santos coffee seeds and the harvesting of their beans has remained virtually unchanged for generations.
Brazilian coffees attribute their consistent good yield to the dry winters of the savannah highlands of Bahia and Northern Minas Gerais and their proximity to the Equator. The area benefits from well defined seasons, uniform maturation and plenty of sunshine in the harvesting season to produce a round cup with perfect balance between body and acidity. Brazilian Santos coffees are known for their very good body and aroma and a degree of natural sweetness not found elsewhere in the world. The coffee has a strong flavor and medium body.
We use high grade Arabica coffee from the world's 2nd largest producer. The coffee is grown in what is regarded by many as the best coffee growing region of Colombia, namely Medellin. The coffee produced has a rich, nutty taste and is a good all round cup of coffee. Good for all day drinking.
We also use UTZ CERTIFIED Columbian “La Manuela Farm” beans.
Indian Monsooned Malabar
This coffee is dried after picking and de-pulped in open walled sheds by the monsoon winds. This results in a clean coffee that possesses a slightly spicy, winey taste. These beans look different in their raw form – they are light in colour (like peanuts) and plumper and cleaner than most coffee beans.
Costa Rica Beans
We use a variety of Costa Rica beans. Many of our Costa Rica Beans are Shade-Grown Coffee, which translates into a healthy rainforest - also referred to as bird-friendly. This means the indigenous rainforest canopy has been left intact, rather than clearing the forest to maximize planting. Many species of migratory birds, insects and other creatures such as frogs and lizards live in these shady coffee farms. By growing coffee amongst the natural fauna of the Costa Rican rainforest we ensure that the many nutrients found in roots, decomposing plant matter and the natural mineral content of the volcanic soil are all retained, further adding to our coffee's intense flavor.
The Island of Java is located on the south east of Sumatra in Indonesia. Coffees from this region tend to have deep body and bold flavours. The coffee we source from this region is from the Java Blawan Estates and exhibits a nice perfumey aroma with a hint of floral, jasmine and spice. It is clean and rich with a fabulously smooth finish.
A fairly consistent Nicaragua flavor profile has emerged: sweet, balanced, rich, often full-bodied, with an emphasis on the low-toned chocolate and apricot/papaya side of the fruit sensation than on the higher-toned, floral, citrus side. We import high quality Nicaraguan beans that are graded AAA and of screen size 18.