Single Origin Collection
This is the place to find all our non-espresso coffees. You can serve these in your preferred brewing method; whether it is filter, cafetiere, V60, chemex, syphon or any other way you have discovered to get a great tasting coffee!
These coffees are largely seasonal and a pick of our current favourites. They make up our Single Origin Collection.
Peru G1 MGM
Cupping Notes: Exotic tropical fruit flavours of pineapple, lemon and lime acidity and pomegranate fruit juice
Varietals: Catuai, cattura, bourbon
Certification: Fairtrade; Organic; Rainforest Alliance
Spanish speaking Peru in South America Nation on the western coastline just south of the equatorial nation of Ecuador. It counts mining, fishing, manufacturing and agriculture as the largest contributors to the economy. Like many of the Central and South American nations, Peru has passed through times of political instability post-independence. Peru is culturally diverse, with significant numbers still speaking native languages such as Quecha, and remaining committed to traditional forms of dress and culture. Given the large coastal plains, and high mountains as well as the Amazonian Basin, understandably the geography and climate are varied.
About Peru Coffee
Producing around 4 million bags of coffee a year, Peru is a well-known player on the coffee scene. Over two thirds of coffee production comes from the north of the country giving us plenty of creamy toffee, fudge and caramel flavours, mild acidic citrus notes and subtle body. Peru is known as a great filler, blender and substitute when Honduras, or Mexico are unable to offer. Peru offers buyers an enormous variety of Fairtrade and Organic coffees too, having embraced both certifications in recent years to much success. Most producers in Peru operated small holdings typically less than 3 hectares in size, and organise themselves in to well run well managed cooperatives. Café Femenino has strong footings in Peru, and has managed to highlight some exceptional coffees, and producing groups growing some exceptional coffees. It will not be long before Peru becomes a formidable force in the specialty world.
Solid chocolate body, moderate acidity and fruity almond flavours with hints of cherry sweetness shining through
Certification: Fairtrade, Organic, Rainforest Alliance
Guatemala has a vast range of coffees available and qualities to boot. every now and again a conventional lot arrives in that blows our mind – this is one of them!
Produced from multiple farmers delivering to the Fedecocagua Co operative, this coffee is blended expertly to create the very best of what’s available at any given moment.
Established in 1969, FEDECOCAGUA is a cooperative organisation with 20,000 members. Seventy percent of co-op members are members of indigenous groups from various regions of Guatemala, including Huehuetenango, Cobán, Verapaces, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, and Zacapa. The organisation is made up of over 150 individual co operatives that supply the coffee.
The coffee story in Rwanda is one of highs and lows. First introduced by the Belgian Colonialists in the 1930’s, coffee was grown successfully in Rwanda until the 1980’s when a glut of production saw the local price collapse. This was shortly followed by the 1994 genocide which further destroyed the agricultural output of the tiny great lakes nation. But the Land of a thousand hills has been reconciled, and thanks to coffee, it is booming. Substantial investment in education thanks to bodies such as Techno serve have re-educated coffee farmers. This investment in knowledge and support has created a micro origin of specialty producers. Prices have risen as accordingly, and now many cooperatives operating in the Rwandan highlands can count on strong support from across the globe for their prized, moderately acidic coffee. Flavours of dried fruits – dates and raisins as well as stone fruits such as nectarine and peach give these coffees a special place in the world of specialty coffee.