Fortitude Espresso

Fortitude Espresso
Fortitude Espresso

Fortitude Espresso

Regular price £9.00

Our Fortitude Espresso currently comprises two coffees from Brazil and Indonesia, and showcases two forward thinking producers.

Rio Claro are increasingly investing in mechanisation to counter rising costs and labour challenges. Mr Sumarno uses traditional methods of production backed up by an in-depth understanding of coffee growing.

Expect familiar flavours of peanut from the Brazilian component with an underlying, rich dried fruit tone and treacle sweetness from Sumarno.


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Fortitude 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

Rio Claro
: Yellow Catuaí  
Processing: Natural
Altitude: 1,122  metres

Mix of Arabica Lini S288, Kartika, Sigararutang, Typica 
Processing: Fully washed
Altitude: 1,000 to 2,300 metres

Harvesting & Processing at Rio Claro

Harvesting & Processing at Sumarno

Social and Environmental Responsibility

Heleno faces many current challenges at Rio Claro such as the fluctuation of the coffee prices and lack of local labour to help bring in the harvest, in particular. To counter these challenges, the family is increasingly investing in mechanisation, which will lower their cost of production. 

Sumarno is supported by Belift, a coalition of coffee professionals seeking to improve the income of producers in Indonesia. The group is comprised of three young men, originally from Indonesia, who studied in the US, only to return to their home country to open their own coffee shop and roastery in 2015. This then expanded to a coffee academy in 2017 whereby they began to work more closely with producers. 

They are developing unique relationships with coffee producers specifically in the Central and East Java region, to showcase the hard work of coffee producers throughout this infamous region. Belift are also educating producers about newer processing methods to help incorporate more Indonesian farms into the specialty market. The work conducted by Belift is creating a future for coffee production in Indonesia and lending support to the improvement of coffee-producing communities. 

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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