Two of our newest offerings this month are the much hyped Panamanian Geisha’s. Being one of the few nations to grow this varietal, quantities are very limited, but we’ve got coffee from both Hacienda La Esmeralda and Don Pachi Estate available through our online store as filter roasts. Originally of Ethiopian heritage, the Geisha variety [...]
We’re very chuffed to have again secured a limited amount of the famed Esmeralda Special Geisha. For the 2nd year in a row we are able to bring what some would say is ‘the best coffee in the world’, to New Zealand.
We’re really excited to have won lot #17 from the 2012 Guatemala Cup of Excellence auction (now available online). Fraser spent the early hours on Friday morning hudled over his computer in the hope to win one of the coffees of which he judged on his trip to Guatemala in May. The standard of coffee [...]
Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF) located in the Mogiana region of South-Western Brazil operates both as a farm and as a network hub for local farmers who work together to produce quality coffees. Joao Hamilton is one of the many farmers who partner with FAF. We visited his farm, Sitio Canaa, in 2011 and enjoyed probably [...]
Rwandan’s coffee history stretches back to the 1930′s when the Belgian Colonial Government required Rwandan farmers to plant coffee trees. Fast forward to 1980 when the coffee price crashed and then the 1994 genocide, what remained of the industry was wiped out. Because of these events most Rwandan’s are tea drinkers (another of Rwanda’s national [...]
We’re quite excited to announce that we’ve secured an auction lot of the Panamanian ‘Leon’ from Hacienda La Esmerelda. Located in the growing region of Cañas Verdes, the farm sits at an elevation of 1700 ft. We were lucky enough to visit Hacienda La Esmerelda in 2011 and meet the Peterson Family who have farmed in [...]
We’re quite excited to announce that we’ve secured an auction lot of the Panamanian ‘Leon’ from Hacienda La Esmerelda. Located in the growing region of Cañas Verdes the farm sits at an elevation of 1700 ft. We were lucky enough to visit Hacienda La Esmerelda in 2011 and meet the Peterson Family who have farmed in Panama [...]
Carmo de Minas, a subregion of the southwestern state of Minas Gerais, has rapidly become the centre of Brazil’s burgeoning specialty coffee market. Situated at a higher than usual altitude, Carmo de Minas produces coffee that is sweeter and cleaner than the typical coffee from Brazil. On a visit to the area in late 2011, [...]