ABOUT THIS COFFEE:
FACTS & FIGURES:
Region: Atitlan / Nyamasheke / Sidamo
Processing: Fully Washed and Natural
Producer: Bressani Family / Jean Bosco / Severin Nizigiymana
Harvest: January - March 2018
A contemporary espresso blend suited to black and milk drinks. Creamy milk chocolate with orange and dark berry flavours.
Goldstone Espresso is our flagship blend, served every day in our cafés across Brighton and featuring the producers we have the closest and longest relationships with.
This latest edition features washed coffees from Guatemala and Rwanda and a natural process coffee from Ethiopia
From the Atitlan region of Guatemala, Finca San Jeronimo Miramar has become one of our favorite farms over the past three years. The Bressani family run the coffee farm alongside their cheese dairy and tropical fruit farm and produce over 100 different lots of coffee every year with more than 30 varieties and processes including the fully washed Catuai lot in this blend., processing and drying practices.
From Rwanda, another coffee that has become one of our signature offers from the Butembo washing station in Nyamasheke. We’ve been buying from Jean Bosco Kubwimana and Butembo since he first built the station four years ago and we are proud to say Small Batch has purchased all of the specialty grade coffee Butembo has ever produced. Just like Rony Asensio, Bosco continues to work every year on improving his techniques- when we visited in May he showed us a new anaerobic fermentation they were using which has increased the sweetness and complexity in the upcoming harvest.
Finally, from Ethiopia a natural process lot to round out the blend from Fero Farmers Union in Sidamo. This is a classic natural Sidamo that adds body and sweet berry notes to the blend, creating a lovely sweetness when blended with milk. Fero is a co-operative that exports its coffees directly through the Sidama Coffee Farmers Union and outside of the ECX meaning we know exactly where the coffee comes from and have been able to buy from the same co-op for the past three years.
Goldstone is a contemporary espresso blend, roasted relatively lightly to preserve the complexity of these great coffees and with enough balance and depth from the natural process component to pair beautifully with milk.