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New Coffee Release: Ethiopia Gigesa Guji and Sidamo Werka

A look at the specs of these two delicious coffees- Gigesa Guji Varietal(s):  Heirloom (Arabica) Processing:  Fully washed & dried on raised beds Altitude: 1,800 to 2,000 metres above sea level Owner: Various smallholder farmers Town: Denbi Uddo, Shakisso District Region:  Oromia, Guji Sidamo Werka Varietal(s): Heirloom (Arabica) Processing: Natural Altitude: 1 900 to 2 […]

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Siphon — Understanding the brew method

Vacuum brewers were originally designed to pull water through much finer ground coffee by using the force of vacuum in the final phase of the brewing process.   The Grind It was believed those days that finer ground coffee produced a tastier cup. It must be noted that finely ground coffee increases flow restriction and […]

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New Coffee Release: Kenya Ndundu AB

Kenya Ndundu AB

As some of you may already know Kenya is on the top of my coffee origin list. It seems common to have a transition of ones cup-profile preference as you evolve in your exploration of specialty coffee. My preference over the last 10 years looked a little like this- Indonesia; Guatemala; Bolivia/Ethiopia; Colombia/Kenya; Rwanda; Kenya; […]

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New Coffee Release: Rwanda Musasa Nkara

Rwanda Musasa Nkara

Rwanda Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara Historically this coffee has affectionately been known as Musasa. We’ve been buying from this co-op since the beginning of time (2009 if my memory serves me right). And for a good reason – it’s consistently awesome.   A look at the specs Washing Station: Nkara Varietal: 100% Red Bourbon Processing:  […]

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Seasonal Coffee Release: Winter Blend 2018

Origin Winter Blend

Winter Blend 2018 Brazil Sao Silvstre Tanzania Mbeya Uganda Sipi Falls FLAVOUR: Caramelised sugar, cherry, brown spice BODY: Medium-full, chewy ROAST: Light- Medium ACIDITY: Mellow, papaya SUITABLE FOR: Espresso, plunger, Mokapot PROCESSING: Pulped natural, fully washed VARIETALS: Various ALTITUDE: 1 250 – 2 000 masl Brazil Sao Silvestre Fazenda São Silvestre has been farmed by […]

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New Coffee Release: Brazil Fazenda Passeio

We were able to purchase two different varieties from Fazenda Passeio to taste side by side. Bourbon and Icatu. They are both Natural Processed coffees. In this style, processing flavour is generally highlighted, whereas with washed coffees genetic traits can be more easily identified. Nonetheless we wanted to know what the difference is. I was fortunate to be […]

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The French Press — Understanding the brew Method

French Press coffee

An Introduction First off- lets clear up some confusion around the name. In Italy it’s known as a caffettiera a stantuffo. In New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa it’s known as a ‘Coffee plunger’. In UK ,Netherlands and France the name is ‘Cafetière’. In the United States and Canada, it is known as a ‘French press’ or ‘Coffee press’. The coffee press was patented by Milanese designer Attilio Calimani in 1929. […]

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