Sample roasters used to prepare coffees for cupping, something we do quite often.
has always been about the bean. We have sourced and sold only the best
since we opened in 1985. We were the first company in Australia to sell
specialty coffees online, from 1996 until today. Thirty years of
experience in buying, roasting
and selling the world's finest coffees helps us to provide our
customers with rare coffees of outstanding flavour and aroma. Each
month we publish a newsletter discussing all types of coffee related
subjects; more than 10 years worth of archived newsletters are
online.We also offer a "Special Coffee" every month to showcase some of
the most rare and exotic coffees in the world.
|May 2015 Special Coffee
Burundi Cafex Microlot
the Cafex washing station in the Northern Burundi province of Kirundo,
this microlot is a Bourbon varietal grown at 1500 metres above sea
level. As soon as you grind it you get a distinct tropical fruit aroma,
easily identifiable even by someone not trained in coffee evaluation
(i.e. a tea drinker.) The tropical fruit follows through into the
flavour, with a sweet pineapple acidity. The body is relatively heavy,
and the coffee finishes on almost a fruit mince note, raisins with
those little bits of orange peel mixed in. This is one fruity coffee.
May 2015 Newsletter
coffees are not only taking over domestic markets but are also
increasingly used in commercial environments, especially in the U.K.