ABOUT THIS COFFEE:
FACTS & FIGURES:
Region: Sierra de las Minas / Kibuye / Sidamo
Producer: Roni Asensio / Jean Bosco Kubwimana / Fero Farmers Union
Harvest: January – March 2016
A contemporary espresso blend suited to black and milk drinks. Creamy milk chocolate, light caramel and orange citrus notes.
Goldstone Espresso is our flagship blend, served everyday 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 from Ethiopia.
From eastern Guatemala is one of our all time favourite coffees, Santa Ana La Huerta, owned by Rony Asensio in the high Sierra de la Minas. We have been buying from Rony for four years now and his coffee gets better every single year as he never stops working to improve his farming and processing techniques. Rony invested heavily in a covered dryer two years ago and it has made his coffee go from strength to strength.
From Rwanda, our second year of working with Jean Bosco Kubwimana and his washing station Butembo on the shores of Lake Kivu. We met Bosco during his first harvest season and loved his coffee so much we bought his entire production. We did the same again this year and Butembo has become a key part of espresso blend and single origin range.
Finally, we have a natural process coffee from Fero Farmers Union, a co-operative in Sidamo, Ethiopia. We have been working hard for the past three years to find a co-op we can work with year on year in Ethiopia and we are really happy to have achieved this with Fero and this beautiful natural lot.