A new month means new roasters, and amazing new specialty coffees we’d love you to try! The coffees that we have on offer go through rigorous testing and tasting, as we really want to make sure they are the best coffees in all of Europe. Here’s a short introduction to all of our May roasters and coffees:
Man vs. Machine Coffee Roasters
Man vs. Machine is an independent specialty coffee roaster that was founded in 2014. You might have heard of them, as their high-grade Arabica beans are sold at various specialty cafes in the EU, UK, and UAE – even in some Michelin star restaurants! They were voted to be the best roaster in Europe and were also there for TED X Munich when selected to be their coffee partner. The roaster they use is a Probat, and every coffee is cupped before they’re shipped out to ensure quality. Are you visiting their location? Expect to hear 90s hip hop beats over a great pour-over and some freshly baked vegan banana bread. Their roasting style is balanced and sweet, which some interpret as nordic and light.
This perfectly reflects what you’ll taste in one of their coffee’s that we have on offer: the Chelelektu from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia, renowned as some of the highest quality coffee in the world. You’ll taste sweet hints of Strawberry, Ripe Peach, Vanilla, which are partially a product from the natural processing method in which the bean absorbs some of the sweeter flavours in the fruit surrounding it as it dries. You can serve this coffee hot or cold, it’s amazing either way.
Fjord Coffee Roasters
Fjord Coffee Roasters is a Berlin-based roastery, born out of a collaboration between existing coffee shops Silo and Father Carpenter with a mission to provide you with the best coffee to brew at home as well as creating memorable experiences for you in specialty coffee shops. Prioritizing quality and honesty, Fjord showcases a large variety of regions, seasonal specialties, and diverse processing methods. They roast each bean with the goal of bringing out its particular uniqueness and create vibrant flavours in each cup.
What a way to introduce them to you by showcasing the one and only Geisha coffee we have on offer right now; the Luis Orlando Sanchez. This beautiful, floral, delicate coffee boasts a smooth mouthfeel, with flavour notes of jasmine, lime, and honey coming through, and has an elegant, tea-like finish. It is one of the most balanced coffees we have right now, and perfect for a pour-over! Oh and bonus for you; although this is a more expensive coffee, we’ve kept the subscription price the same for you because we truly want you to have access to the best coffees in the world.
Root & Branch
Root & Branch is a well-known roaster in the North of Ireland, which was opened in 2016. Their first location was barely big enough to install a roaster and a bar, but they managed to successfully join the coffee community by offering premium specialty coffees and adding to the community through creating a friendly, shared space, and hosting live acoustic Sunday Sessions in their little courtyard. They were soon able to build from that foundation, and two new cafes were added; developing Irish kitchen with locally sourced, high-quality ingredients to compliment the coffee, which they continue to bring into their community with love.
At Root & Branch they believe that it goes without saying that you need a naturally processed Brazilian on your menu. We’re offering their Telma Machado, a coffee with a unique story and immense taste. From the Cerrado region of Brazil, Telma was recently widowed but continued to manage the coffee farm she inherited from her husband’s family. Telma’s coffee is a mixture of Mundo Novo and Caturra and grows at around 1000m. This coffee is impressively creamy, which along with the defined milk chocolate notes, struck us as tasting just like chocolate profiteroles. Oh and another fun fact; you’ll get this coffee in a can, as it is the most environmentally friendly packaging solution available that doesn’t compromise the taste of the coffee!
Cloud Picker Coffee Roasters
Founded in 2013, Cloud Picker was founded by a graphic designer and corporate banker and is Dublin City’s first micro coffee roastery, using a Giesen roaster to hand roast by order. The name “Cloud Picker” was inspired by a trip the founders took to Northern Thailand, where they visited a coffee farm in the Doi Chang area on the Thai / Burma border, and hiked up through the clouds to see the coffee pickers. This wasn’t the only coffee trek the founders have done, as the origin of the beans as well as the treatment of the coffee farmers is important to them. They traveled to Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, and met up with the farmers with the aim of building long term relationships with them and ensuring top quality coffee.
Their efforts can be tasted in their Nemba, a particular coffee from Burundi’s most prestigious coffee-growing region, Kayanza. We keep coming back to for its unique tasting notes of Maple Syrup, Pomegranate, Oats. It’s a perfect coffee for those brewing with filter or espresso.
Hundred House Coffee Roasters
Based in the rural hills of Shropshire, the Hundred House roastery is a converted barn with quite a legacy, in a yard that is shared with other rural-living, specialty-driven food producers. The Hundred House was traditionally a place that drew the surrounding community together for events from casual gatherings to weddings, funerals, and administration. It now serves as a symbol of a space where conversation, art, and industry meet over a cup of specialty coffee. In terms of coffee, they only stock a small and carefully selected range of responsibly sourced beans and roast them carefully based on over 20 years of specialty roasting experience.
We have their red honey-processed Las Lajas coffee from Costa Rica on offer. This coffee has very unique tasting notes of Apple cider, raspberry, marshmallow, and lime; not many coffees can boast this level of juiciness and clarity! Oscar and Francisca Chacon of Las Lajas Micromill started honey-processing their beans in 2008 after an earthquake cut off the mill’s access to water for several weeks. This processing method results in the sweeter, juicier notes that you’ll find in this coffee, perfect for a pour-over.
Clifton Coffee Roasters
Clifton Coffee Roasters was founded by James Fisher in 2001 by servicing espresso machinery in the independent businesses of Bristol, which later turned into wholesaling roasted coffees to the surrounding area. Fast-forward to today, and they find themselves on the forefront of the UK specialty coffee scene, fully invested in their own in-house production roastery to concentrate solely on sourcing, roasting and supplying the worlds’ best specialty coffees. Not only do they supply specialty coffee, with a team of fully qualified engineers on the team they are proud suppliers of some of the world’s leading manufacturers including La Marzocco, Modbar, Mahlkönig, and more.
We’ve got their Rocky Mountain on offer this May, which comes from an experimental lot in Panama, and has fully changed our perception of what coffee can be. Sipping this cup is almost a tropical experience, with notes of passionfruit, blackberry, and guava. It’s tangy but smooth and balanced, and a perfect brew for a V60 or even French Press. This coffee is processed exclusively by Allan Hartmann, whom they’ve asked to anaerobically ferment this Caturra with natural yeasts apparent in the air. After 18 days of fermentation, the cherries are then pulped and dried on raised African beds for a further 8 days, this resulted in a mind-blowing, purely enjoyable complexity in the coffee. We can’t wait for you to try this one!
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