Speciality Coffee Beans

Speciality coffee is a coffee that has been rated above 80 by SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe). These coffees are normally grown at a higher altitude and are carefully picked and prepared at origin.

They always have very delicate and unique roast profiles meaning that we can enhance all of the beautiful and interesting flavours that they have to offer.

Most of our speciality coffees have been rated between 86-89 by SCAE (we even have a couple of 90's)

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  1. Limited Edition Speciality
    The Shambles Speciality Coffee Blend

    The Shambles Speciality Coffee Blend

    £7.00
    Earn £0.35
    Strong
    3

    Taste

    This beautiful blend has abundant floral fragrance and bursts with a juicy citrus and deep chocolate aroma.

    Starting with full bodied sweetness this coffee then develops velvety chocolate notes with a mouthwatering berry finish.

    In summary, a delicious, luxurious seasonal treat; ideal in the morning for a wake up treat or an evening indulgence.

    A must try for speciality coffee lovers!

    It is made up of:

    Kenya Kagumo-ini Peaberry - A truly delicious coffee, opening with luxurious notes of peach and nectarine, moving to a beautiful sweet cane sugar body, swiftly gliding to finish with a fruity Ribena aftertaste.

    Sumatran Gegarang Village Cooperative Fairtrade - This coffee is deep and full-bodied with a tangerine sweetness, layered with heavy chocolate.

    Nicaragua Cerro de Jesus - This Nicaraguan coffee is washed and sundried, full of clove-like spiciness and orange peel aroma. It then mellows into a delicious hazelnut and muscovado flavour, with a buttery lingering chocolate after-taste.

    Facts

    Named after the most famous and picturesque street in York, The Shambles blend exemplifies the beauty and character of the incredibly beautiful speciality coffees that make up this delicious blend.

    Speciality coffee is a coffee that has been rated above 80 by SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe).

    These coffees are normally grown at a higher altitude and are carefully picked and prepared at origin.

  2. Emporium Favourite Speciality
    Tanzania Tweega Coffee

    Tanzania Tweega Coffee

    £5.00
    Earn £0.25
    Strong
    2

    Taste

    A delicious Tanzanian speciality coffee, this is sweet and tart yet smooth with a citrus flavour. It has great body, and is almost creamy with hints of cocoa and black cherry. Tweega is excellent in a cafetiere or pour over.

    Facts

    In Swahili, the word Tweega means giraffe. Coffee is Tanzania's largest export crop and it is thought that ninety-five percent of the coffee produced is done so by smallholder farmers and their families (supporting roughly 4.5million people) who often have small plots of 5 hectares or less. Coffee is grown alongside subsistence crops such as bananas and maize and the remainder of the country's production comes from larger, privately-owned estates. Farmers hand-pick their crop and deliver it to 20 washing stations around the region, all of which adhere to the strict quality standards enforced by TEMBO Coffee, the local processing station. Once there, the cherries are sorted to separate the ripe from the unripe before being pulped to remove the skin. They are then left to undergo dry fermentation for around 12-15 hours to loosen the mucilage before being washed with clean water. The washing process is repeated to ensure the coffee is clean before it is channelled through water to remove any floaters. Finally, the washed beans are taken to raised African beds to dry (which can take around 12-15 days) before being sorted and graded at TEMBO's facility in Mbeya for export.

    Arabica seedlings were first introduced to the country in the 16th century from Ethiopia and Reunion (Bourbon) Island where they were traditionally chewed as a stimulant by the Haya tribe who came to use them as money. Following German colonisation in the late 19th century, coffee began to be cultivated as a cash crop and exports increased three-fold in the early 20th century. After WW1 the British took control of what is now modern-day Tanzania and started a coffee programme which saw over ten million seedlings being planted, increasing production further. Current production is some one million bags per year. Tanzania is the fourth largest producer in Africa with nearly 75% of its annual production being Arabica. Today, both Arabica and Robusta are grown in the areas of Kilimanjaro, Manyara, and Arusha in the North-East, Kagera, Mara and Kigoma in the North-West and Mbeya in the South.

  3. Fairtrade Organic Speciality
    Sumatran Gegarang Village Co-operative Organic Fairtrade Coffee

    Sumatran Gegarang Village Co-operative Organic Fairtrade Coffee

    £6.05
    Earn £0.30
    4

    Taste

    Coffees from Sumatra are known for their balanced and intense smooth, sweet body. This Fairtrade certified Gegarang is deep and full-bodied with a tangerine sweetness layered with heavy chocolate. We recommend this one rests for a few days after roasting to ensure the flavours are allowed to develop.

    Facts

    The history of Gegarang village was part of the Indonesian transmigration program that brought many Javanese people initially to the northern region of Aceh around Lake Tawar to reduce the over population of Java during the 1980s. The village has 46 members who grow their organic coffee on plots of around one hectare at an altitude of 1,500 to 1,600 metres above sea level; other crops include potatoes and beans. Gegarang village is only 4 kilometres from Jagong and is situated between Takengon and Lake Tawar.

    Coffee was planted in Sumatra by Dutch colonialists in the late 1600s under the guidance of the Dutch East India Trading Company. With Europe's ever-increasing thirst for coffee at that time this commodity played an important role in the trade of Indonesia, as indeed it does today.

  4. Organic
    Sumatra Lake Takengon Coffee

    Sumatra Lake Takengon Coffee

    £6.15
    Earn £0.30
    2

     


     

     

    Takengon is a remote town situated in the region of Aceh, deep in the Gayo Highlands of northern Sumatra. It is an area famed for coffee production: the highlands are the largest producing area of Arabica in Indonesia, with a vast area of 84,000 hectares planted in three districts - Aceh Tengah, Bener Meriah and Gayo Lues. It has beautiful scenery, and is known for the lush mountainous terrain that surround small fishing communities around the landmark of Lake Taut Tawar, at around 1100 metres above sea level.

    In the rural areas that lie north-west of the lake is Lampahan, a small coffee producing town that sits between 1300 and 1400 masl. There are 372 smallholder producers in the area, each cultivating coffee on farms an average size of 1 hectare each. Varieties grown include Catimor, Caturra and Timor Hybrid (also known as "Tim Tim"). A shade canopy and companion planting of staple food crops is found throughout the area, along with diverse indigenous wildlife.

     


     

    Location: Lampahan, Bener Meriah, Aceh
    Altitude: 
    1300 - 1400 masl
    Processing: 
    Semi- Washed
    Varietal: 
    Catimor, Timor Hybrid

  5. Limited Edition Speciality
    Rwanda Muhura Coffee

    Rwanda Muhura Coffee

    £7.50
    Earn £0.35
    Strong
    2

      

      

    Rwandan Muhura is produced through a natural process, a new and experimental technique for Rwanda, making this a rare coffee.

    MUHURA NATURAL PROCESS:

    Sorting was undertaken upon delivery of cherry to remove underripes, then the cherries were taken straight to raised beds for drying. It takes around 30 days to fully dry the cherries.

    Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee-growing conditions including: high altitude; regular rainfall; volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family.

  6. Limited Edition Speciality
    Rwanda Gikomero Coffee

    Rwanda Gikomero Coffee

    £6.05
    Earn £0.30
    Strong
    2

     

     

    Gikomero washing station has been owned and operated by Rwanda Trading Co. since 2013. Since inception 1,816 farmers have been registered into their Agronomy Training Program at Gikomero station. This is an intense 2 year training program focused on increasing yields and quality, along with improving record keeping practices at farm level. The quality increase really showed this year with an average of 3 SCAA points higher cup scores across all deliveries received from the station, and the first 85+ lot ever, which was purchased by Falcon Specialty. Average yield for the 1,816 farmers in the program is also way up - a 155% increase since 2014. Producers who supply cherry to Gikomero grow their coffee at between 1450 and 1650 masl.

    Gikomero processed 327 tons of cherry during the 2016 season. Cherries are pulped using a Pinhalense pulper, dry fermented for 12 hours, wet soaked for 8 hours and density graded with water channels, before being dried on raised beds for approximately 14 days.

  7. Emporium Favourite Speciality
    Peru Tunki Coffee

    Peru Tunki Coffee

    £5.50
    Earn £0.25
    Strong
    4

    Taste

    This is a delightfully smooth, full-bodied and complex coffee, with a delicious floral aroma, citrusy orange snap and delicate chocolate flavours. It is superb both black or with milk.

    Facts

    Shade-grown in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of 1600-1800 metres amongst the most beautiful flora and fauna of the Tambopata Valley, this coffee is traditionally farmed and produced without the use of pesticides or chemicals. The coffee beans are first fed and washed by pure spring waters and then harvested by hand by local indigenous Quechuan and Aymara speaking families who have worked the area for generations in harmony with the land. The farmers enjoy the benefits of working as a cooperative which provides much-needed annual funds and training on how to organically enhance farming conditions as well as providing a stable market for their coffee and a guarantee that a fair price will always be achieved.

    This coffee has won several awards: in 2013 it came second out of 51 entries in the Rainforest Alliance's Cupping for Quality, held at the Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Lab in Long Beach California. In 2012 it was one of the best coffees of the year in the Roasters Guild Competition. It won first place in the National CafA expo awards in Lima and was the coffee used by the third place winner in the UK barista final.

  8. Limited Edition Speciality
    Panama Boquete Barú Indian High Estate coffee

    Panama Boquete Barú Indian High Estate coffee

    £5.50
    Earn £0.25
    Strong
    3

    Taste

    This coffee is just fantastic, smooth and clean with a velvety mouth feel of chocolate and soft, sweet citrus notes.

    Facts

    Panama Barú Indian High Estate coffees are grown in the Boquete region of Western Panama. Barú Indian High Estate is one of several coffee farms located around the slopes of Volcan Barú near the Costa Rican border.

    The Anselmito Estate was purchased by the Perez Balladares family around 1992-1993 from original property owners, the Watson family. It is located in the Horqueta region and offers Typica and Catuai varietals. Most of the trees were originally planted by the first owners. The estate has its own wellspring that runs throughout the area and the location offers breathtaking views of the Barú Volcano and the main square of the city of Boquete. It is also home to numerous wildlife species due to the large amount of shade given by the trees.

  9. Limited Edition RFA
    Nicaragua La Argentina Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    Nicaragua La Argentina Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    £5.00
    Earn £0.25
    3

     

    Location:        San Fernando, Nueva Segovia
    Farm:              Finca El Bosque
    Altitude:         1250-1560 masl
    Processing:   Washed (RFA)
    Varietal:         Caturra & Catuai

    San Fernando is located around 24 kilometres from the region’s capital ‘Ocotal’ and of the 10,000 residents, the vast majority are coffee farmers. This beautiful area is home to the stunning and aptly named ‘Finca El Bosque’ (which translates to ‘the forest’) and has been owned by Julio Peralta since 1991. The farm lies on the mountainous slopes in the Nuevo Segovia region on the border of Honduras, providing spectacular views of the surrounding forests and mountains of Jicaro and San Fernando. The environment is incredibly wild and coffee grows densely amongst shade trees of banana and inga, the potassium provided to the soil by the banana trees is elemental to the nutrition of the coffee on the farm.

    El Bosque produces coffee at altitudes of between 1250-1560 metres above sea level and has an annual rainfall of approximately 1800 millimetres. These factors, along with Julio’s inherited passion and dedication for growing exceptional coffee, combine to produce lively, bright and complex flavour nuances in the cup.

    Javier Antonia Mayorquin is the manager of Finca El Bosque and of the 140 hectares that make up El Bosque, only 30 of them are allocated for coffee production. The rest of the land has been set aside for the growth of different varieties of pine and oak, and it is this factor along with a clear commitment to sustainable environmental practice that has resulted in Rainforest Alliance certification for El Bosque. All power on the farm is provided by solar panels and a rainwater harvesting tank which produces hydroelectricity.

  10. NEW Speciality
    Kenya Ndundu AA Coffee

    Kenya Ndundu AA Coffee

    £7.50
    Earn £0.35
    2

     

     

     


    The Kiamabara factory is located in the town of Kabare in the Gichugu division of the Nyeri district in Central Province. It is affiliated to the Mugaga cooperative society along with the Kagumoini, Kieni, Gathugu and Gatina factories. It was established in 1995 following the split of the much larger Mathira F.C.S.

    There are now around 4800 active members of this cooperative and each member has on average around half a hectare of land for coffee growing alongside macadamia, beans, banana and maize. The area has deep, well drained and fertile red volcanic soil at altitudes of around 1900 metres above sea level with 953mm of rainfall annually.


     

    Location:       Murang'a Foothills, Aberdare Ridge, Central Province
    Owner:           Mugaga FCS Cooperative
    Altitude:         1900 masl
    Processing:   Washed
    Varietal:          SL28 & SL24

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