Apothecary Coffee Premium Blend
Espresso - Brazil -Alta Mogiana-Fazenda Morada da Prata
Fazenda Morada da Prata is located in Batatais, with 1575 total hectares, more than 500 preserved as natural reserves and 149 planted with coffee. The fertile soil of the Alta Mogiana region offers the ideal climate for producing specialty coffee.
In 2017 Fazenda Morada da Prata won third place in the Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee contest with a score of over 90 points. The farm’s high level of coffee quality traces back to 1879 when Henrique Dumont acquired the property. Dumont invested in a series of production innovations converting the farm into one of the most modern in South America, with five million coffee trees, 96km of train rails, and seven locomotives, which earned him a reputation as “The King of Coffee.” The farm is now managed by Henrique’s great granddaughter Maria Helena, the fourth generation to manage the farm’s coffee production.
Roast Style: Espresso Roast 65%
Varietal: Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Red Caturra
Altitude: 870m above sea level
Flavour Notes: Red Berries, Orange peel, Chocolate
Espresso - Colombia - Wilmar Matoma - Finca El Guamo
Wilmar Matoma’s coffee plantation, Finca El Guamo, is located deep in the mountains between the town of Gaitania, and snow-capped Nevado del Huila volcano. Rich in volcanic soil, and 500m hike uphill from the nearest dirt road, the trek takes approximately an hour, while Wilmar insists it’s a 20 minute journey.
Until last year, Wilmar has never seen his coffee sold as a microlot coffee, allowing him to earn a quality premium for the first time in his lifelong career as a farmer. He insists on maintaining less productive, traditional varietals that require more maintenance. Seen as a foolish idea, the resulting coffee tastes exquisite, proving Wilmars wisdom in coffee.
The aromas of sweet citrus accompany flavours of apricot and jasmine. The acidity is vibrant with a silky like feel we can only describe as refined and delicate.
Roast Style: Espresso Roast 35%
Varietal: Caturra, Typica, Yellow Colombia F6, Castillo
Altitude: 1900m above sea level
Flavour Notes: Apricot, Lime, Lemon, Jasmine, Caramel
Monthly Single Origin May
HONDURAS Sagastume Family Washed
The Pedro Family has grown coffee for as long as they can remember. Don, the current producer and farm owner, learned everything he knows about coffee from his Father. Starting from the ground up with initially no road access or electricity, they have wasted no time in building their empire and producing spectacular specialty coffee.
Well rounded and full bodied, you’ll find a moderate acidity with notes of candied orange throughout.
Roast Style: Omni Roast
Process: Washed, traditional fermentation
Altitude: 1600m above sea level
Flavour Notes: Candied Orange & Jersey caramel
BURUNDI Musenyi Washed
Coffee from Burundi is often overlooked in comparison to coffee from neighbouring East African specialty coffee producers.
From this small washing station, beans are washed and dried carefully in the Burundi sun. This processing allows bright acidity to shine through, noting flavours of fresh orange juice, topped with rich toffee. Medium body and a moderate strength keep this coffee well-balanced. It’s an ideal introduction to Single origin coffee.
Roast Style: Omni Roast
Altitude: 1500-1800m above sea level
Flavour Notes: Fresh Orange juice & Toffee