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Coffee-Growing Tropical Highlands and Our Stock


Central America

Typically, coffee from this region of volcanic soils has a bright, strong flavour with a pronounced point; often balanced with body.
Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala continue to produce some of the world's best wet-processed crops.
These coffees are for all-day drinking!

 

Costa Rica 'Tarrazu'
The chocolatey, balanced flavour of this premium Costa Rican coffee is perfect for drinking all day, and makes a particularly good espresso using a stovetop method.


South East Asia

Richly full-bodied with earthy undertones, low acidity: plenty of muscle and capable of roasting dark.
Asian coffees hint at spices and moisture-laden tropical winds.
Further east in New Guinea and East Timor, the body becomes lighter.
Asian coffees are excellent pick-me-ups, or after-meal finales for the serious coffee drinker
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Sumatra Lintong
Indonesian coffee is characteristically full-bodied and earthy, and lends itself to roasting dark.


East Africa

Character is the best word for African coffees: high in acidity, strong on aroma - they hold warmth and intense flavour.
Ethiopia's exciting crop of mainly wild (and therefore organic) coffees, usually dry-processed, is a connoisseur's choice. 
From Kenya we stock a blend of beans from the best estates. They are rich, smooth and blackcurranty. 

Try African coffees after meals with cream and chocolates.


Kenya 'Mzuri' (medium roast)

Mzuri' is Swahili for 'good'. This coffee is full-flavoured and bright, with a hint of blackcurrant. Grown on volcanic soils

 

Ethiopia 'Yirgechaffe' (light roast)

This bright coffee, with its floral intensity, is much prized. It comes from around the small village of Yirgechaffe in the mountains of southern Ethiopia (Sidamo region).

 

Ethiopia 'Sidamo'
This is a delicious washed coffee from the eastern scarp of the great Rift Valley, south of Addis Ababa. It is a sweet, well-rounded coffee with a notable 'point'.
 
 

South America

Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world – 25% of output, so it is unsurprising that we all look at Brazil’s weather.  A frost means it loses its crop and world prices go up;  good production and world prices go down.  Most of this coffee is Arabica and, contrary to most people’s expectations most of it is grown, not on large estates, but on farms of less than 10 ha.  The renowned Daterra Estates, although under single management, is divided up into ‘mini farms’.  Each of them produces coffee from a different variety of coffee bean for a different purpose, whether for blending or single origin.  Very careful attention is paid to traceability, workers’ conditions, and general viability of the industry.

 

Brazil 'Sunrise'
Clean and crisp with a sweet nutty flavour. It comes from the renowned Daterra Estates.


Brazilian Decaffeinated (Swiss Water Process)
Depth and character maintained in this most natural of decaffeination methods.