Somewhere in Central America, the Honduras and Colombian farmers are waking up, and walking their coffee plantations. The cherries are ripe on the branches, and are ready for the pickers to move in. The warm climate and high altitude of these farms create a certain flavour in these cherries. A sort of sweet, fruity taste, with a chocolate, nutty and brown sugar undertone.
Completely organic, and ensuring that the farmers are paid what they’re worth, with fair trade, these coffee beans give back as much to the communities they’re grown in as they give to the barista and the drinker of the coffee.
Both farms use the same processing techniques, pushing the cherries through an underwater machine to remove the pulp, and then dried with a combination of both sun and machine. This process adds to the fruitiness of these coffee beans, and creates an almost tea-like consistency in the final cup.
The final product is best consumed through a pour over method. Drip coffee, chemex, v60 or plunger, these freshly roasted coffee beans will reward the farmers hard work, with an exceptional drink.
Take this bag of beans to work and share them with your colleagues, explain the flavours and inhale the aromas; they’ll be surprised at how much of a coffee snob you’ve become.