With this month being November we have an extra special roast from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters, supporting the Movember Foundation with their STRONGMAN espresso.
They have been supporting the charity for 3 years. Since the first incarnation 3 years ago, the Strongman espresso has taken on a whole life of its own. It’s coffee with a reputation for delivering big flavours, great complexity and of course giving us the get up and go to get out there and fight the good fight. This year is no exception. A return to the Antioquia region of Columbia has yielded another fan-tash-tic coffee to become this year’s Movember espresso. Punchy autumnal fruits of fig, plum and blackcurrant are balanced by a deep earthy cocoa finish. In milk this becomes chocolate and sticky toasted marshmallows.
£1 from every kilo sold will be donated to the foundation, as well as generating awareness in the local coffee community. And of course – facial hair will be ceremoniously removed, and then regrown.
To see more visit www.extractcoffee.co.uk
From Cast Iron Coffee Roasters this month we have a Guatemalan with a rich body and low acidity. Cocoa, maple syrup and chocolate with cream notes. Delicious as a straight espresso or with milk.
The History of the San Guyana farm is synonymous with quality and this quality has been recognised internationally achieving a position among the best that Guatemala produces. Juan de la Cerda maintains strict control throughout the whole process from plantation management, the hand picking and the milling of the coffee.
The farm has qualified for the world renowned Cup of Excellence six times and twice they have been awarded first place.
To see more visit www.castironroasters.com
From Bean Shot Coffee we have an Ethiopian from the Wote-Konga, Yirgacheffe region, approx 6km east of Yirgacheffe town.
This natural oricessed mixed heirloom has huge flavour and is ideal as an espresso or filter coffee.
This beautiful coffee is rich with the sweetness of strawberries and soft blackberries, creamy vanilla and nougat and a zesty lemonade finish. With milk, the vanilla is highlighted with the berries creating a fruity, milky cocktail coffee experience.
To see more visit www.beanshot.co.uk
From Horsham Coffee Roasters we have a Costa Rican from the Las Lajas region.
It has coffee is rich and full-bodied with raisin, lemon and chocolate flavours.
Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas micromill are thirdgeneration coffee producers in their family. They inherited their farms from their grandparents, and are known for being among the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America, and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009.
Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms. Water use is minimal as they focus on ‘honey’ processing methods. This involves leaving 100% of the coffee mucilage (fruit) on the cherry during the drying process.
To see more visit www.horshamcoffeeroster.co.uk