Seasonal Espresso Blend 250g
We have an ample supply of green coffee beans at our Roastery but not necessarily in the combinations we would want. As such we are making a temporary tweak to the components in our Seasonal Espresso to allow us to effectively manage our stock.
We'll be temporarily removing Lunji Estate from the blend. As both Shimilingwanda and Lunji Estate have similar flavour profiles, the overall character of the espresso is going to remain very similar. The information below reflects the original blend.
Our seasonal espresso blend currently comprises three components from two origins, DR Congo & Tanzania. Société Maitea is a washing station working with 114 famers in DR Congo, while Shimilingwanda & Lunji are two farms in Tanzania.
Expect a crisp acidity at the front which quickly settles into a juicy espresso with flavours of orange zest and blueberry, and a delicate floral undertone.
We’ve included three components in our current espresso blend, one from DR Congo and two from Tanzania. We’ve used coffee from Lunji Estate in previous years and have teamed it this year with a second Tanzanian coffee, Shimilingwanda Estate. These coffees are grown in the neighbouring regions of Mbeya and Songwe and both are from estates, rather than smallholdings.
This is the first time we have used DR Congo as an origin and we think this particular coffee from Société Maitea is a delicious addition to our blend. African coffees have long been associated with our Seasonal Espresso Blend but this is the first time we have created a 100% African blend.
Varietal(s): Blue Mountain (60%), Kivu Bourbon (40%)
Processing: Fully washed & dried on African beds
Altitude: 1,700 – 1,900 metres above sea level
Owner: Eba Murua & Wally Mahindu
Farm: Shimilingwada Estate Co. LTD
Varietal(s): Bourbon, N39 & Kent
Processing: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1540 - 1680 meters above sea level
Owner: Mr Nzunda
Farm: Lunji Estate
Varietal(s): Blue Mountain Bourbon, Blue Mountain Typica, Bourbon SL28, Bourbon N39, Kent, Pacamara
Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on African beds
Altitude: 1,600 to 1,650 metres above sea level
Owner: Clemens & Stella Maier & Thomas Plattner