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. Organic Speciality
    Bolivia Organic Coroico Villa Asunsion Coffee

    Bolivia Organic Coroico Villa Asunsion Coffee

    £7.50
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    Coroico is situated just 1.5 hours away from La Paz (the capital and highest city) and the Altiplano, but it has a completely different climate and vegetation. At an altitude of 1700 metres, in this area of the Northern Yungas, vegetation is abundant, its bio diversity is beautiful and the climate is warm during the day and cold and foggy during the night and early morning. Coroico was a very important coffee region in the 90s but now only a handful of families continue to produce coffee here. Many Families have since moved from coffee production to cultivate other crops, largely coca. Villa Asunsion is a 15 hectare farm in Coroico where coffee is grown on a small separate, 2-3 hectare plot, alongside coca, citrus fruits, papaya, mangos, bananas and stevia. None of the farming at Villa Asunsion is performed with the use of fertilisers or chemicals. Coffee at Villa Asunsion is grown up to 1900 masl in native shade. Varieties are Caturra and Typica, with cherries ripening both red and yellow in colour. Once harvested, coffee is washed, soaked for 18 hours before being dried on raised beds.

  2. NEW RFA
    Brazil Fazenda Alta Vista Coffee

    Brazil Fazenda Alta Vista Coffee

    £5.00
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    Strong
    3

     

    Carmo Coffee is moving away from using demucilaginators for pulped natural coffees. Prior to 2016, a coffee would be pulped, then sent through a demucilaginator to remove some mucilage, and then dried.

    Now they are doing most "pulped natural" coffees as "honeys" and calling them honey. They are pulping, then going right to the patio. In addition to water savings, the resulting profile is a bit fruitier and sweeter profile that they feel ultimately will last longer for shelf life.

     


     

     

    Location: Minas Gerais
    Farm: 
    Vale De Lua
    Processing: 
    Honey
    Altitude:
     1016-1290 masl

  3. NEW Speciality
    Colombia Antioquia Decaffeinated Coffee

    Colombia Antioquia Decaffeinated Coffee

    £5.90
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    Strong
    2

    Taste

    This coffee is truly remarkable, if you didn’t know it was decaffeinated you really would not be able to tell! Trick your guests or even treat yourself to a truly beautiful cup of this amazing Colombian coffee.

    Massive notes of toffee come through this brilliant coffee, with subtle sweet flavours of fudge, Brazil nuts and a soft creamy body.

    What we have found really phenomenal about this particular cup, is that despite being a decaf, there are so many incredible flavours that burst through, with its creamy rich body, full of delicious toffee fudge and Brazil nuts, the coffee still holds a lovely subtle acidity and all together brings a wonderful flavour profile that any coffee drinker would be happy to sip.

    Facts

    Antioquia department is situated in the North-West of Colombia, with the main city in the area being Medellin.

    This region was the first to grow coffee in Colombia and is also where the FNC was created. Antioquia also produces the most of any region in Colombia, with around 130,000 hectares of coffee.

  4. Fairtrade Speciality
    Congo Sopacdi Coffee

    Congo Sopacdi Coffee

    £7.50
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    Sopacdi cooperative is made up over 5600 farmers from different ethnic groups in the Kivu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, producing some of the finest coffee in Africa. After years of conflict and civil war, our Fairtrade-certified coffee promotes working together for a better future.

    The small communities are remote, scattered amongst the highlands of the mountains surrounding Lake Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The headquarters are in the town of Minova, and have just finished building the first coffee washing station the region for over 40 years.

     

  5. Speciality
    Costa Rica La Candelilla Coffee

    Costa Rica La Candelilla Coffee

    £6.50
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    Taste

    This stunning, naturally-processed coffee scored an impressive 87.75 during cupping, making it one of our high scoring coffees. La Candelilla blossoms with a bouquet of wild floral honey, caramel and grapefruit, smoothly moving to candied lemon and jasmine.

    From the first sip of this incredible cup the palate is met with a burst of ripe apricot and honey-vanilla filling out to a beautifully balanced body, full of smooth, refined, Sauvignon Blanc-like acidity.

    Facts

    This unique micro-lot of coffee comes from La Candelilla Farm, an amazing single estate owned by the Sanchez family. They have worked the land for five generations but in 2000 the family pooled their resources to build the farm and micro-mill. It was an unprecedented move in Costa Rica and it inspired many other small producers to set up their own micro-lots. Because of this, the variety of coffee and knowledge of coffee amongst those that work the land has increased ten-fold.

    The Estate produces a wide variety of coffee and the family's forward thinking approach to processing and varietal planting has earned them the reputation of one of the best coffee producers in Costa Rica. The farm only produced five sacks of this particular coffee from a tiny section of the estate and we have been lucky to acquire two of them, so when we say for a limited time only, we really do mean it.

  6. Limited Edition Speciality
    El Salvador Finca Santa Leticia Coffee

    El Salvador Finca Santa Leticia Coffee

    £5.00
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    Medium
    3

    Taste

    This beautiful, fully washed, sun-dried coffee brings out elegant aromas of honey, caramel and walnut with hints of rose. When tasting, on first sip we found this to be a sweet, mild coffee with moderate complexities followed by a mellow milk chocolate after taste. A genuinely luxurious coffee to be drunk throughout the day like an afternoon tea.

    Facts

    The Santa Leticia Estate has been run by the Valdivieso family for generations high in the Apaneca-llamatepec mountains in the North West of El Salvador. It was the current owner, Ricardo Valdivieso's great grandfather, who purchased the farm in 1870 and named it after his wife, Leticia. A lot of love and knowledge goes into this coffee.

    Grown at a height of 1200-1750 metres above sea level, the farm is also an archaeological site, complete with Mayan artefacts.

  7. Limited Edition Speciality
    Ethiopia Guji Highland Coffee

    Ethiopia Guji Highland Coffee

    £6.50
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    2

     


    Guji Highland is a 250 hectare, family owned farm established in 2012 by Wodessa Yachisi. It is situated in Oromia, near the town of Shakisso in the Guji Zone – roughly 530km south of Addis. Guji Highland tops out at 2300m, and is nestled in what can only be described as a natural cloud forest. This remote and peaceful 250ha is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever seen coffee grown.

    The farm was planted in stages and is between 3 and 4 years old, with new seedlings cultivated each year using seeds collected from indigenous mother trees. The farm’s production is 100% organic and the moment you step onto the land you sink into the deep topsoil, rich with organic matter which has naturally decomposed over decades. Only natural coffees are produced on the farm currently, but they have plans to build a fully operational washing station and an eco-lodge for coffee tourists.

    In addition to the Guji Highlands farmland, coffees are also sourced from smallholders or “out growers” in the local vicinity, making up an additional 400 hectares of prime coffee land. Each of the smallholders who work with Guji Highland are managed and given expert advice, starting from seed selection from wild coffee tree to production and processing.


     

    Location:        Oromia, Guji Zone, Southern Ethiopia
    Owner:            Wodessa Yachisi 
    Altitude:         2000 - 2300m masl
    Processing:   Natural
    Varietal:          Hierloom

  8. Organic RFA Speciality
    Ethiopia Kaffa Forest Estate Organic Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    Ethiopia Kaffa Forest Estate Organic Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    £5.50
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    Strong
    4

    Taste

    This is a superb and amazingly complex coffee grown on a family-owned estate in the highlands of the Kaffa region. There are lovely floral notes, delicious juicy apricot, forest honey and tongue-hugging caramel.

    Facts

    According to local folklore it is this very forest where Kaldi danced with his goats after discovering coffee. The coffee here is wild and natural and grows in an area of some 2,000 hectares at an altitude of between 1,750 and 1,850 metres above sea level. Approximately half of this land remains a natural forest with the coffee growing amongst the trees. Such conditions provide incredible biodiversity and the coffee plants are nurtured by cool morning mists and a lush tropical canopy providing protective shade from the midday sun. The soil is enriched with organic nutrients as the fallen tree leaves decay and in the process become a natural mulching agent. Ethiopia’s last forest lions are said to live within the Kaffa Forest.

    Ethiopia is thought to be the birthplace of coffee with wild-growing coffea arabica being found in the forests of the Kaffa region. Ethiopia is the world's 7th largest producer of coffee, and Africa's top producer. Half of the coffee is consumed by Ethiopians, and the country leads the continent in domestic consumption. The method of producing coffee in Ethiopia has not changed much since the 10th century, with nearly all work, cultivating and drying, still done by hand.

  9. NEW Speciality
    Kenya Ndundu AA Coffee

    Kenya Ndundu AA Coffee

    £7.50
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    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

  10. Limited Edition RFA
    Nicaragua La Argentina Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    Nicaragua La Argentina Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    £5.00
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    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.

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