Try coffees from the UK’s finest roasteries this month with our curation of speciality-grade beans. Here’s what we’ve got in store for the next Indy Coffee 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
Poblado Coffi, Snowdonia
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Background: Kalingwe is a small village high in the Ugandan hills with stunning views over the Western Rift Valley. Access by vehicle is not possible, therefore sacks of coffee are usually carried down the steep paths by the farmers to the Kisinga Coffee Station. Agri Evolve (a profit for purpose organisation working to train farmers to rejuvenate their coffee trees and improve harvesting and processing) have introduced a team of donkeys, who are helping carry sacks of coffee cherry to the coffee station where it is fully sun-dried.
Tasting notes: Chocolate, lychee, mandarin
Voyager Coffee, Devon
Coffee: Nomad seasonal blend
Origin: Daannisa (Ethiopia), Cuilco (Guatemala), Juanambu (Colombia)
Background: Voyager’s award winning Nomad seasonal blend was created to highlight the different complexities found in coffees from various origins – the latest features beans from Guatemala, Ethiopia and Colombia. The slow and gentle roast profile focuses on the development stage, maximising flavour and drawing out the beans’ natural characteristics. The roast is kept light to complement the floral aromas and upfront fruity tones, and tastes great as a refreshing espresso or filter.
Process: Washed, natural
Tasting notes: Blueberries, lime, chocolate
Yallah Coffee, Cornwall
Coffee: Trust Coffee – Gran Galope
Background: Colombian coffee is among the most recognisable and dynamic in the world, with multiple growing regions producing distinctive yet consistently crowd-pleasing profiles which reflect the various microclimates. Gran Galope is a combination lot from around 30 smallholder farms, each with comparable cup characteristics and score. This seasonal single origin coffee is part of a stratified- buying sourcing model which allows the entire harvest to be purchased, rather than just a small percentage of the highest-scoring lots. This is a key part of true sustainability.
Tasting notes: Well balanced and full bodied, cocoa and caramel sweetness
Coffee: Live Wired
Varietal: San Ramon, Pache
Origin: Finca Los Dos Socios, Guatemala
Background: This Guatemalan coffee crackles with electricity, zapping your taste buds with sweet, juicy fruit. It’s a microlot from Finca Los Dos Socios, a region of Huehuetenango which is renowned for being rich in green biodiversity which creates spectacular coffee.
Tasting notes: Black cherry, port, gateau
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