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Finca El Chocho May 01 2017, 0 Comments

Finca El Chocho is a very easy drinking, smooth coffee from the Antioquia region of Colombia. We released this coffee at the end of April so it should be avaialble throughout May.

Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara April 17 2017, 0 Comments

One of our favourite origins, Rwanda, produces some amazing coffees. This year we've picked up this must drink coffee from the Nkara washing station.

Humble Pie February 01 2017, 0 Comments

Over the past few years we've roasted coffee from many countries but there are a few notable exceptions. We need to source coffees which fit our roast style, and we tend to work with coffees we enjoy drinking oursleves. However, every once in a while our prejudices are challenged . . .

Blackburn Estate Pick of Harvest March 06 2014, 0 Comments

Blackburn-Estate

This is our first coffee from Tanzania, delivering flavours of plum, caramel and hints of spice (possbiby a little caraway), combined with a syrupy mouthfeel and lingering notes of cocoa.

Blackburn Estate lies on the southern edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, which is a haven for wildlife.  As the threat of damage by elephants is an ever present threat, the farm has come up with some strategies to deter them: Piles of coffee parchment, a by-product of the processing, are combined with red chillies and set alight on the edges of the farm.  In addition, special bio-corridors

have been established to funnel large animals around the farm.

Michael Gehrken has been running Blackburn Estate for 20 years, having taken over his parent’s farm in 1983.  At that time it was overgrown and a troop of baboons had moved into the main house!

This coffee is now available to purchase through our online store.