What motivates us to choose the coffees we pick?
There is always the obvious, we strive to find delicious coffees, however our process is more thoughtful than just that.
We love exploring coffee, finding new producers, new processing methods and interesting varietals as our explorations link us to the next origin relationship and the next exciting coffee. We also value the existing relationships we have with our green partners by committing to coffees before they are harvested giving the farmers the confidence of guaranteed sales, known volume plus secured income. This trust, helps us to select a range of coffees that uphold our high standards for quality. Whether you like fruity coffees, comforting chocolatey coffees or experimental lots, the 2022 assortment that we’ve selected is truly sensational. We’re extremely proud to be roasting these coffees and can’t wait to share each origin story with you….
Introducing ETHIOPIA – Gutu Birre, Lanto Edido, Kurume, Natural
Tastes of: Tropical Fruits, Pineapple and Honeysuckle
Our relationship with the Ethiopian ‘Jabanto Farmers Business Group’ (JFBG) started back in 2018, from our first delivery we were overcome with the exemplary green bean quality and the groups commitment to helping smallholder farms to maximise their profits. Through the separation of lots, defined by varietal, farm, processing or group, producers receive the best price for their product and valuable guidance to navigate the tricky export process out of the country. Our newest coffee from the JFBG comes from father and son Tarkegn Gutu and Gutu Birre, from the Gedeo zone. This natural process Kurume is an exceptional expression of an Ethiopian coffee with bold tropical fruit notes and rich texture. A standout as both filter and espresso we can’t decide which is our favourite – best to brew both!
Keen to learn how we’ll be preparing this coffee? Take a master class with our brew-guide here.