April Special-Colombian Excelso-Buy 5lbs and get 1lb FREE!
Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee. There are 3 primary varieties grown in Colombia and the coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown. The Colombian marketing board is called the FNC (Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros) created the terms "Supremo" and "Excelso" to help promote Colombian coffee. These terms relate only to the size of the beans and not the quality. Supremo beans are slightly larger than Excelso and Supremo has the largest bean size grading for Colombia (17/18).
Elevation: 1200-1300 MSL
Colombian coffees have a huge range of flavours, from the heavier, chocolatier coffees through to jammy, sweet, fruity lots.*
Cupping Notes**: citric and chocolate notes
*from "The World Atlas of Coffee"
**Please note that tastes vary according to how the beans were roasted, the taster's opinion etc.
New Coffee Brewing Equipment!
With coffee lovers around the world becoming increasingly interested in the science behind the perfect cup, every second, gram, and degree is important. However, until now, grind size has been mostly arbitrary. A typical coffee grinder uses a numerical dial that can be set within a range of fine, medium, or coarse. But how does one accurately quantify fine, medium, or coarse in a way that is replicable and reliable? Often, coffee recipes employ vague comparisons such as, sugar or sea salt. Not only is sea salt somewhat of an arbitrary size, but grinders cannot ensure a uniform sea salt size. As a result, many companies set out to improve the grinder itself. However, even the best grinders on the market work by shattering the coffee bean into tiny fragments. This results in uneven coffee grinds that are split into an array of Fines (smaller pieces) and Boulders (larger pieces). The KRUVE Sifter solves the problem of uneven grind size using a tiered sifting system. With two tiers and up to twelve interchangeable sieves, the KRUVE Sifter can provide up to 66 possible coffee grind sizes without any of those Fines or Boulders. No different than cooking your favourite meal - if you have ingredients of multiple sizes, the smaller pieces will be over-cooked or burnt and the larger sized ingredients will be under-cooked or raw. With the KRUVE Sifter, you pour in your coffee grinds, shake, and voila! A perfectly even grind, every time. As company co-founder Mark Vecchiarelli notes, "Many have tried to perfect the grinder, but we perfected the grind.” That is also not to say one does not need a good grinder. In fact, the KRUVE Sifter compliments and even enhances the very best coffee grinder. Also, in many kitchens and coffee shops around the world, the KRUVE Sifter is being used as a handy calibration tool for all grinders, from the inexpensive home brewing models to the more expensive commercial-grade models.
Fellow Stagg Pour Over Kettle
The Pour-Over, Perfected. Stagg Pour-Over Kettle’s beautifully functional design kicks your brewing up a notch. Enjoy an intuitive, steady pour with Stagg’s precision pour spout. Keep track of temperature with a built in brew-range thermometer. Pour at an even, slow pace with Stagg’s counterbalanced handle that moves the center of mass back towards your hand. The Details: Gas, electric, and induction range compatible. 1.0 Liter boiling capacity. Stainless steel body. *New v1.2 stainless steel lid.
Not only is this much talked-about new scale from the coffee-world's beloved Hario Japan, it's the first scale we've seen that is made specifically for coffee use. The V60 Drip Scale/Timer can measure your beans, water and extraction time all with once device! It is designed to integrate seamlessly with the new Hario Drip Station. for a perfect home brewing setup!
Bonavita Gooseneck VTMP Kettle and Bonavita 1.7L Gooseneck Kettle
You can set the temperature exactly (and store up to 6 presets) and, as you don't have to transfer the water to a gooseneck to pour, you don't lose heat - meaning a more consistent temperature through the entire brew.
It's an essential tool when brewing delicate loose leaf teas that require an exact temperature. You can finally stop burning that expensive Gyokuro with boiling water!
Thankfully, the Bonavita is really fast to heat, even at 110v, and tells me exactly what temperature it's currently at whilst heating.
As if that isn't enough, it sports an array of other features, such as a built-in timer, that make this the stand-out pour over kettle choice for anyone who wants to make the most of their coffee and tea.
New Green Beans!
We finally have this season's crop of Organic Guatemalan and Organic Mexican so if you have been missing these, they are back!
We also just brought in some Panamanian green beans and they are excellent! If you haven't given these a try, do while quantities last!