- White pepper and orange-like citrus
- Red berries and peach notes
- Rosehip and white florals
Tasting wheel profile: Kelloo
Altitude: 1,900 – 2,100 M.A.S.L.
Variety: Local Landraces, Dega Landrace and 1974 JARC Selections
FOB: USD 14,70/kg
Cupping score: 88 points
Sourcer: Snap Coffees
Importer: Nordic Approach
Rob says: SIKO is a brand new name for NA and Caffenation. We tasted three lots, all having different taste profiles. Burtukanaa is the name the natural lot and Dhilgee and Kelloo for the washed ones. Our lot is the Kelloo, known for its floral and fruity character, of which we bought 360 kgs.
The coffee trees in the Siko village are still young, and are nurtured through remarkable agroecology. The coffee is shade-grown under false banana trees, among other types of trees traditionally used for shading coffee.
WE HOPE TO HAVE THIS COFFEE ON OUR SHELF BY THE THIRD WEEK OF JUNE
- Washed taste notes: Myrtille, blueberry, ahorn syrup & rhubarb
- Anaerobic Natural taste notes: Licorice, red currant, round & elegant body
Finca: La Bolsa
Processing: One washed and one Anaerobic Natural lot
Producer: Jorge Vides
Variety: Caturra and San Ramon
Altitude: 1800 masl
FOB: average €7.94/Kg
Importer: Falcon Coffees
Rob says: There’s a first time for everything. Like two coffees from the same producer, one being a washed process and the other an Anaerobic natural. Separately available, and temporarily also in a duo-pack. If you want to discover the taste differences between washed and natural processing, this is your chance.
EL BUHO is part of Finca La Bolsa, owned by Jorge Vides. In 1958, Jorge bought a piece of land, surrounded by forests, in La Libertad, Huehuetenango. It was here that he founded his family’s very first coffee farm, Finca La Bolsa, planting it out with beautiful Bourbon and Caturra varieties protected by the warm, dry winds from the Tehuantepec plain. Ever since, the wonderful Vides family has been a force to be reckoned with in speciality Guatemalan coffee production. Milling, grading, bagging and preparing their own coffee for export, the family receives the entire FOB price for their product.
THESE COFFEES ARE PLANNED FOR MID JULY
Caffenation also does blend building.
As our milk drinks – think your beloved cappuccino – deserve the best possible base, every new season we create a new Mister LGB blend by composing two or three clean washed coffees. This 2023 Summer blend is called TRUE BLUE, inspired by our recently opened Blue bar and it works fine for both espresso or filter brewing.
75% Rwanda Nyamasheke MACUBA
25% Nicaragua Nueva Segovia FINCA EL POSTE
MACUBA is the name of the washing station where they collected and processed these beans. They have the reputation of being exceptionally experienced and precise.
The coffee is chosen for its incredible smooth mouthfeel and balance. We think the Macuba is making our cappuccinos silkier than ever.
FINCA EL POSTE is a coffee especially selected for this Mister LGB. The owner of this farm Guillermo Montenegro is a coffee connoisseur and a local legend. His coffee has been distributed by Caravela coffee (traders) since 2014, forming a great team with correct payments – FOB price for this coffee is 3,48 USD/lb. or approximately €7,5/kg – to ensure good working conditions for all helpers and their families.
The coffee tastes clean and bright, with notes of cherry, berry and fudge.
Both lots are washed processed and blended up to perfection. Most people adore the Mister LGB for its subtle acidity which marries best all types of cow or plant based milk.
- Very fruit and clean cup
- Tastes like plum/grape juice
- Thyme and rosemary after taste
Farm: Villa Betulia
Export price/FOB: USD 9,52/ kg
Importer: Nordic Approach
Rob says: A classic washed Colombian from a new name, LUIS ANIBAL CALDERON. And yes, the coffee tastes as good as it sounds.
A farm managed by this third-generation coffee grower. He inherited 100 coffee trees from his father at the young age of 9. After learning to harvest and care for the trees, Luis Anibal decided to work as a picker on several farms, around his native region in Huila.
Quality coffee production has brought the Calderón family the financial stability they needed to prosper, and to build a home for four children and other family members who also work on the farm. This has only been possible because of Luis Anibal’s passion for coffee and his constant dedication. His dream, after all, was to live a debt-free life that revolved around coffee.
- Complex coffee
- Mellow citrus acidity
- Dried fruit & strawberries notes
Producers: Alberto & Diego Guardia
Variety: Villa Sarchi
Importer: Sucafina Specialty
Rob says: So proud one of our all time favourites is, for the 4th time in 8 years, back in our line up.
HACIENDA SONORA operates on 100% renewable energy generated by a hydroelectric generator that transforms rushing rivers into energy. The energy fuels the wet and dry mills and provides free electricity for everyone living and working on the farm.
This lot is composed of Villa Sarchi. The variety comes from Sarchi village in Costa Rica where this natural mutation of a Bourbon coffee variety was first discovered.
On the whole, Hacienda Sonora has shared its success generously, paying fair wages to all workers and bolstering the local economy.
THIS COFFEE IS PART OF OUR NEW MISS XX PROGRAM THAT WILL BE LAUNCHED JUNE 2023