Coffee supply gets a little scarce during Autumn, but we are nearing the end of that dry spell, with fresh crops arriving into Australia soon from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Kenya!
Our first arrival, though, is fresh from an award winning farm in Brazil called Rainha. They took out the 2011 Cup of Excellence in Brazil, as well as placing in 2012. Whereas our Autumn Brazil was a pulped-natural, Rainha is a natural process. This style gives a deeper sweetness and a bit more body. Check it out.
The first couple of shipments from Central America have found their way to Australia too.
We have a stunning natural-process from Finca Buenos Aires in El Salvador coming, as well as a couple of washed coffees from Finca Plan de la Batea which will be the third year in a row we’ve see this coffee. Available early June.
Lastly, we have two excellent microlots from a cooperative in Costa Rica. The first is called El Rodeo lot 2; the other is El Roble. Both can be traced back to an individual farmer (or family), and were selected based on their exceptional cup quality from lots that would otherwise have been combined into a generic “Costa Rica Tarrazú” lot. Coming in mid-June,
It was a lovely surprise to find that our supplier has a container of coffee Burundi – one of our favourite origins.
It’s called Mugirampeke – that’s the name of the washing station where around 1200 producers bring their coffee cherries to be processed. The station is in the Ngozi region in the Central North of Burundi. The washing station is at an impressive 1778m asl.
This is a great coffee from an origin we would love to work with further. More info here.
We have some great coffees arriving this month!
First is a shipment which – believe it or not – had been delayed by Hurricane Sandy! It’s from Fazenda Sertãozinho in Brazil. (We announced this last month, but now it’s nearly here, we promise!)
This will be a part of our Summer Blend, which we’ll be released pretty soon.
If you have been missing one of our favourite staple coffees from Colombia Los Naranjos, suffer no more! It will be back in the warehouse next week.
This is from their smaller harvest (mitaca) and will tide us over until the new main crop arrives into Australia in Jan/Feb.
This cooperative are seasoned performers, so expect more of the same excellent coffee!
We also have an exciting microlot from Finca La Bolsa in Guatemala! Truly delicious Guatemalan coffee, which will feature in our post-Christmas Reserve Blend.
Another late arrival from Central American, and our first coffee from Honduras, it is a microlot from Luis Alonso Regalado.
You can expect to see these beans on rotation around the traps as single origin offerings.
Lastly, we have a new Mountain Water Decaf from Mexico. Only certain people will ever be excited by decaf, but if you’re one of them, get excited! Mexico not only grows some fantastic coffees, they have the largest decaffeination industry going – the combination of which (as well as our taste buds) say that this is one of the best decaf coffees around.