Latitude Espresso

Latitude Espresso

Latitude Espresso

Regular price £9.75

African coffees are a mainstay of our Latitude Espresso and our current blend comprises a delicious, fruity offering from Kenya. We’ve paired this with a wonderful coffee from Mexico which brings balance to the cup, the two coffees supporting each other to produce a rich, complex espresso.

The fruit forward nature of Kiri AA from Kenya brings an abundance of blackcurrant flavour to the espresso with hints of soft red apple and grape. There are fruit tones in Guadalupe Zaju (Mexico) along with flavours of nut and a muscovado sugar sweetness. The overall effect of combining these coffees is a bright, fruity front end coffee with a rich, sweet long lasting finish.

When combined with milk you can expect those fruit flavours to bring an abundance of sweetness into the cup - simply delicious!

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Latitude Espresso

Our seasonal espressos each come with their own story, which is part of what makes them so special. Here we take a closer look at the producers behind this coffee.

The Farms

The Facts

Varietals: Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34, Batian 
Processing: Fully washed & dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1,450 metres

Guadalupe Zaju
Varietals: Marsellesa, Hybrids (H1 and H16) 
Processing: Fully washed & dried in guardiolas 
Altitude: 900 to 1,400 metres

Harvesting & Processing at Kiri

Harvesting & Processing at Guadalupe Zaju

Social and Environmental Responsibility

In order to maintain a healthy yield, producers supplying the Kiri Factory work to execute sustainable agricultural methods. Carefully articulated pruning and weeding methods are enforced to promote the growth of healthy trees. Fertilizer and mulch are incorporated into the soil to promote soil health. Also, to solidify this sustainable knowledge, training and advice are given to producers via field visits organized by the ministry of agriculture. With this infrastructure of sustainable farming, producers then have a stable yield to contribute to the factory.

The factory practices environmentally friendly methods by digging holes for wastewater to ensure it does not pollute natural waterways. These sustainable methods will help create a future for coffee production in Kenya.

The coffee at Guadalupe Zaju is 100% shade grown. Shade is well-managed and designed to be multi-purpose. Magnolia from Guatemala has been selected due to the fact that it is evergreen and has less leaf fall. Even more importantly, it is a sturdy tree with a relatively high canopy. Shade trees are also selected for their ability to control pests. Because of coffee leaf rust and rising temperatures, the farm still has to apply some fungicide and pesticide. But they are able to limit application by widely planting the Chalún tree. Not only does this tree provide shade and help fix nitrogen into the soil, it provides a feast for the “Chulunero” insect (as it is known locally), which would otherwise attack the coffee trees.

sourcing coffee

Our Coffee Broker

For over ten years we have worked closely with Mercanta. They pay a fair price for coffee, empowering the growers they work with. Such is our faith in their commitment to supporting farmers that we now purchase 100% of our coffee through Mercanta.
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