They say that New Zealand can never fall apart because of the No.8 fencing wire that binds it together. No.8 wire is often used inventively and practically for applications other than for fencing. It is also used as a term that epitomises the Kiwi bloke as someone who can turn their hand to anything.
Cup Characteristics: Semi sweet dark chocolate with notes of caramel and green apples, finishes with a lush creamy mouth feel.
El Retiro del Quisaya : Guatemala
Near the town of San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala, Juan Luis Barrios Ortega grows these Bourbon, Typica and Pache varietal trees 1700 meters above sea level on his family's two farms, La Merced and Retiro de Quisaya. Earlier this year, Juan Luis constructed a mill on the Retiro farm to process his coffee cherries. The mill depulps the coffee cherries, removing the skin of the fruit, and then sends the seeds to fermentation tanks where they soak for approximately 24 hours loosen the sticky mucilage that surrounds the bean. Having gone through the fermentation process, the parchment covered seeds are then placed on the nearby patio to dry.
Process: Washed and sundried
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica and Pache
Altitude: 1,700 meters
Harvest Period: December through April
El Tontolo Manguito : Honduras
Isidro Lara has been coffee farming for nearly 15 years. He inherited 1.5 manzanas from his father and from the profits from this farm he was able to purchase 10 more manzanas of land. A small part of the farm is open field. All 10 manzanas of farm are certified Rainforest Alliance and Biolatina Ecologica (Organic).
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai
Producer: Jose Isidro Lara
Los Popitos : Honduras
Having the determination to pick only the ripest cherries, using washed and pulped natural fermentation processes and his solar dryers has given Pedro Antonio Romero's coffees a sweet acidity with a silky body that we are all loving!
Varietal: Villa Sarchi
Producer: Pedro Antonio Romero
Posted by Unknown on 1st Nov 2012
If you like a good Cabornet then you will appreciate this coffee. It's smooth and suprisingly bold at the same time. A little disclaimer about me: I love cream in my coffee. When I drank this coffee, I still was able to taste the boldness, now that's a good thing!