SIGNATURE BLEND

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Great Taste Award 2020 - carefully blended selection of speciality direct trade coffees from Brazil and Sumatra. Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified beans. 

What you need to know:

A rich, nutty flavour, with a chocolate aftertaste.

Perfect for:

Latte, Cappuccino, Espressos, Americanos - perfect all round.

Finer details:

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100% Arabica

Fully compostable bags - Once opened, consume within two weeks for best results and before best before date. 

Best kept in cool dry environment. 

1 Cup Brew Method:

French Press/Cafetiere

1) Add 2 heaped table spoons (20g) of ground coffee to a French Press/Cafetiere

2) Add 170ml (60z) of just off boiling water.

3) Leave to brew for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

4) Slowly press the plunger and serve in your favourite mug. 

Pour Over/V60

1) Add 2 heaped table spoons (20g) of ground coffee to a French Press/Cafetiere

2) Pour over enough water to cover the grounds (around 50ml of 170ml total) and leave for around 20 seconds. 

3) Slowly pour the rest of the hot water in a circular motion to cover all the grounds. 

4) After 4 minutes, it should be fully drained and ready to serve.

The Farmers:

SIGNATURE BLEND – THE DETAIL

A remarkable coffee carefully selected from 3 fantastic farms in South America and Asia.

Fazenda Bom Jesus Farm

The coffee from Fazenda Bom Jesus has a bright and remarkable acidity with hints of chocolate and walnuts. It leaves a very light and pleasant aftertaste. Notes of brown sugar make it a naturally sweet cup. A hint of maple syrup can also be detected. Its stunning aroma is very soft and sophisticated. The sweetness of the coffee is a result of the coffee varietal Yellow Catuai and the natural process. The sugar in the coffee cherry is passed on to the bean as the coffee cherries are all dried together, removing the husks just after the coffee reaches a humidity of 11.5%.

FARM – Fazenda Bom Jesus

OWNERS – Gabriel e Flavia Lancha de Oliveira

ALTITUDE – 1270 meters above sea level

LOCATION – Cristais Paulistas, Alta Mogiana. Sao Paulo

PROCESS – Natural process, sun dried, 30 days of resting period

CERTIFICATIONS - Rainforest Alliance certified and Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association (AMSC)

VARIETY – Catucai

SCA SCORE - 85

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Fazenda Bom Jesus has over 140 hectares of Natural Reserve where a huge diversity of fauna and flora can be found. Annual auditors come to collect data on both vegetation and wildlife which, in turn, is catalogued by Rainforest Alliance researchers. All the products used on the farm are not only allowed but recommended. As it produces its own compost used on the farm. Fazenda Bom Jesus contributes socially with events such as GIMA – where children from 9 small surrounding towns come to take part in a treasure hunt. Over 400 children participate in general knowledge tests and a sports day on the Bom Jesus Farm. Only state educated children take part in the events and the prizes are sponsored by the farm itself.

COFFEE

The coffee is grown at an altitude of around 1,100 to 1270 meters above sea level. This allows for ideal levels of rainfall of approximately 1,000mm per year. The constant temperatures of 20-25 C make for ideal conditions for the growth of healthy coffee trees and cherries.

QUALITY AND CERTIFICATION

Fazenda Bom Jesus Coffee was the first Farm in the Alta Mogiana Region to be certified by UTZ in 2006. Every stage must be monitored and recorded to allow 100% traceability of the coffee, which is only one of UTZ's requirements. The farm is a member of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association. 

FARMERS

Fazenda Bom Jesus is the work of the couple Gabriel and Flavia Lancha Oliveira. With a long heritage in coffee culture both are grandchildren of coffee producers. They themselves passed their love and care on to their sons, Lucas and Gabriel junior who are also dedicated full-time to the farm. In 1984 they formed The Labareda Group, diversifying into various rural activities although coffee is still the most foremost in family hearts and indeed remains their main crop. Fazenda Bom Jesus is located in Cristais Paulistas in the Alta Mogiana Region.

Gabriel and Flavia are more than just a farming couple. Their objective is to sustainably develop their region from a social and economical point of view. Fazenda Bom Jesus was a founder of the Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association - AMSC. It promotes a greater conscience with regard to speciality coffee in the region as well as developing better farm practices. Performance bonus payments are also made alongside employees fixed wages. Flavia verifies that all employees on the farm must be literate and receive specialized training to do their job. As for the workforce, all their children must be enrolled at the local school. 

Terra Preta Farm

The Terra Preta Farm is a traditional producer of award-winning quality coffees. The current owners are the 4thgeneration of family farmers. Prioritising the quality of the coffee Fazenda (Farm) Terra Preta allies new agricultural technologies with respect and care for the environment, as well as offering better conditions for their employees. Their mission is to bring consumers and lovers of speciality coffee the best coffee produced by the Fazenda Terra Preta, combining the family tradition with the latest technology and the passion for coffee.

The coffee “Fazenda Terra Preta” is 100 % coffee made from carefully selected beans. It has a remarkable aroma, soft body, fruity flavour and a natural sweetness with hints of chocolate, caramel and nuts.

The Fezenda Terra Preta is a traditional producer of quality coffees located in Pedregulho Sao Paulo, Alta Mogiana region, where favourable climate and altitude contribute to the production of exceptional beans

FARM – Terra Preta

OWNERS – Fernanda Maciel Raucci and children

ALTITUDE – 1090 meters above sea level

LOCATION – Pedregulho, Alta Mogiana. Sao Paulo

PROCESS – Natural process, sun dried, 45 days of resting period.

CERTIFICATIONS - Rainforest Alliance certified, UTZ certified and Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association (AMSC)

VARIETY – Yellow Bourbon

SCA SCORE – 86+

Alta Mogiana Region

The Region of Alta Mogiana is a traditional producer of the best Sao Paulo coffees because of its high altitude, favourable climate and extensive experience in the production of fine coffee. The Alta Mogiana Region benefits from excellent infrastructure with easy access to technology, skilled labour and complete infrastructure.

Located in Pedregulho/SP the Fazenda Terra Preta has favourable climate for Arabica coffee production, with crops between 900 and 1000 meters above sea level, resulting in beans with exceptional quality and unique characteristics.

The Fazenda Terra Preta

The coffee “Fazenda Terra Preta” is made with carefully selected beans, it has a remarkable aroma, soft body, natural sweetness, light to moderate acidity and fruity flavour, with hints of chocolate, caramel and nuts. The Fazenda Terra Preta’ coffee is presented in a special packaging which preserves the aroma and flavour.

Award and Certifications

Terra Preta pride themselves on constantly looking to improve the quality and sustainability of our coffee. The Fazenda Terra Preta has international certifications such as Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certificate, 4C Certified, Certificate of Origin of Alta Mogiana and is associate with AMSC (Alta Mogiana Speciality Coffees), an organisation recognised internationally.

The Fazenda Terra Preta participates annually in quality contests, the highlight being achieving 1st place in the State Quality Contest and National Quality Contests promoted by ABIC (Brazilian Coffee industry Association), the most important contest in Brazil. In 2016 Won the 13th place in the Cup of Excellence Brazil Naturals. Best Coffee from the state of Sao Paulo.

Sumatra:

Region/Farm: Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh (Sumatra).

Varietal: Caturra

Process: Giling Basah

Flavour Profile: Honey sweet and toasted with a thick dark chocolate body. Low acidity with a hint of nutmeg

 

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