Seasonal Espresso Blend 250g
The two components in our current espresso blend are each delicious in their own right but together we think they’re even better! Inza from Colombia is a coffee we are very familiar with and often use it as a base for our espresso blends. Lunji Estate is a new coffee for us and is a return to Tanzania for us this year. The blackcurrant and liquorice tones in this blend are all from Lunji Estate, while the sweet caramel tones come from Inzá.
Farm: 52 smallholder farmers
Varietal(s): Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Processing: Fully washed,dried on parabolic and raised beds
Altitude: 1,500 to 1,800m above sea level
Inzá was produced by 52 smallholder coffee producers hailing from the neighbouring sub-municipalities of Pedregal and San Antonio. Every single microlot delivered was cupped and reserved due to its scoring 85 points or above by the community cupping lab, funded by Mercanta Exporting Partners, Pergamino, who are based in the Department of Antioquia. These stringent standards result in very limited quantities of this exceptional blend of 70%+ Caturra and approx 30% Variedad Colombia being made available for export.
Farm: Lunji Estate
Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on African beds
Altitude: 1,600 to 1,600m above sea level
Lunji Estate was founded during Tanzania’s colonial era, in 1893, and its coffee history has seen it pass through several owners and managers over time. Being directly at the foot of the Mbeya mountain range, the farm boasts a breathtaking ambience defined by its spectacular view and climate.
In 1994 Clemens Maier and Thomas Plattner purchased the farm from the previous owner, who had abandoned the farm for many years due to illness. Clemens and his wife, Stella, agreed to manage the farm and bring it back to life. Currently around 60% of the farm’s total production is sold as specialty, but their dream is to increase this even further.