Treat yourself to a delivery of extraordinary coffee beans via the June Indy Coffee Box. Here’s what to expect in the next box …
The tasting notes differ for filter and espresso roasts; you’ll be sent the appropriate one for the roast style you pick at the checkout. Omni roasts work well as both filter and espresso.
Triple Co Roast, Bristol
Triple Co Roast founder Jo Thompson discovered speciality coffee in northern California, where he studied the art of coffee roasting. Inspired by the scene and with a host of new skills, in 2015 Jo returned home to Bristol to establish his own roastery. The Triple Co team recently celebrated a full year in their new roastery HQ (which houses a swish showroom and dedicated training space) and a new partnership with machine producers Rocket Espresso.
Coffee: Colombia – El Bombo
Tasting notes: Red apple, cinder toffee, milk chocolate, light brown sugar
Origin: Pitalito, Colombia
Background: El Bombo is a small farmers’ association in Pitalito, south Huila. The association is committed to sustainable organic farming and high-differentiation of coffee.
Pitalito is the largest coffee-producing region in Colombia. Known for its highlands and favourable climate, it has produced multiple Cup of Excellence winners. Its high altitude and rich volcanic soils yield coffees with a distinct acidity and notes of stone fruit, chocolate and caramel.
This coffee is produced via a traditional washed process.
39 Steps Coffee, London
As well as roasting ethically sourced greens for their Knightsbridge cafe, webshop and wholesale customers, the team at 39 Steps in London also run SCA-certified courses and brewing masterclasses for budding roasters, baristas and aspiring industry pros. They’re committed to creating enjoyable learning experiences and sharing their high-quality beans with coffee fans.
Coffee: Cachoeira – Brazil
Tasting notes: Milk chocolate, stone fruit, lime
Origin: Carmo do Paranaiba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Background: This coffee is produced by four-generation coffee farmer Danilo Barbosa, with the help of his sons Vítor Marcelo and Sérgio Ricardo. Their farm is located in Minas Gerais in the Cerrado Region, where the soil, topography and climate are excellent for coffee production.
This coffee is produced responsibly, both socially and environmentally, and the farm has been certified by Rainforest Alliance.
Boden Park Coffee Company, Belfast
Father and daughter duo, Brian and Orla McKeating, specialise in bronzing single-origin beans at their Belfast roastery. Orla fires up the 15kg Toper to stock their popular cafe, Boden Park Coffee Company, with top notch beans from some of the best coffee-producing regions in the world.
Coffee: Ethiopian Gold
Tasting notes: Rich, earthy, dark cocoa, walnut
Background: This lot is grown in Djimmah, an inland city in Ethiopia where 60,000 tons of coffee is exported each year. Djimmah coffees are well known for their body and acidity, thanks to the region’s ideal coffee-growing climate. They’re protected by the larger forest trees which provide shade from the sun and preserve the moisture in the soil.
Expect a low-acidity coffee with rich and earthy depth and lingering notes of dark cocoa and walnut.
Two Brothers, Cheshire
Two Brothers roastery started out as a micro operation in the basement of its Altrincham coffee shop. Such was the demand for its single-origin beans that, when the 2B team opened a second site in Warrington Market, they moved the roasting set-up into it. With the move came a kit upgrade and the arrival of a shiny new 15kg Giesen roaster, which now takes centre stage at the roastery-cafe. Visitors can grab an espresso or filter coffee and watch the roasters get to work on the next batch of beans.
Coffee: Transient – Horizon
Tasting notes: Toffee, almond, nectarines
Background: Horizon Supreme is a washing station located in the hills of southern Rwanda, where a combination of high altitude and good rain result in some of the highest quality greens from the country.
The washing station’s owner, Leo Fidele Ndagijimana, purchased the wet mill from someone who had failed to operate it and couldn’t process coffee for many years. After buying the washing station in 2018, Fidele replaced and fixed the mill’s machinery. He used his experience from managing washing stations in western Rwanda to create a new benchmark for coffee quality in the area.