"Accessible but Uncommon" Coffee Subscription
Here we will feature two of our favourite espresso roast coffees, carefully selected for you.
In this subscription package we are displaying one round, full bodied sweet cup and one profile that is flamboyant, progressive and complex. If you drink a lot of espresso at home, this one is for you!
What we look for in a great espresso is usually a touch different from a filter. Balance is key, but mood also plays a role. We love high complexity in our espresso but this doesn't always work so well with milk. Therefore we offer two coffees one of which goes both ways (black or white) and another that is better black. Expect at least one coffee to change each month.
In February, we are exploring two Natural coffee's. One from Myanmar and the other from Kenya. Read more below.
Please note that we roast and ship the subscriptions on the first Thursday of each month. Shipping costs are location dependent and will be calculated at checkout.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. Unless we have already roasted that month's order for you (on the first Thursday of the month).
The very first delivery will arrive in our beautiful giftbox as a welcome. After that, the coffees will arrive in standard packaging.
You can expect two new coffees most months. The competition level/ rare lots will feature here and there in a smaller portion.
We will provide you with your tracking number so you can see when your package is scheduled to arrive.
This month's first feature is Hopong Long Hay; an outstanding coffee from Myanmar.
We visited this farm 5 years ago now through our friends at This Side Up, expect chocolate milkshake vibes with a yellow fruit finish.
Fed up with secretly producing opium for druglords while being prosecuted by authorities on the one hand, and selling poorly processed coffee to brokers and middlemen on the other, the Hopong farmers took a major leap of faith and fully embraced specialty coffee to become truly independent.
Our second feature this month is a funky natural from Muthaite in Kenya.
Bursting with ripe strawberries and a crisp acidity reminiscent of hibiscus this coffee is a fruit bomb. It is uncommon to come across natural Kenyas as in the past they were seen as inferior to washed. Kenya farmers would wash process their ripe cherries and with defects they'd do a natural process with little care. This would simply be put onto the local market and sell for cheap. This is not the case any more!
Before it was also impossible to find a microlot from Kenya due to its large milling stations that would not separate small lots and just blend them together with multiple others. However thanks to Kenyacof a new dry mill has been installed allowing producers to make a microlot as small as one bag. Enabling much more experimentation and appreciation for the farmers work.