Balmoral Coffee Blend
Our Flagship roasted Coffee Blend
Flavour notes: Think of a warm and creamy sticky date pudding (low acidity)
Profile: Awesome in cold brews and black Coffees as the sweetness and low acidity gives it a very creamy profile with no acidity and a slight punch of dates.
Blend: Mexican, Guatemalan, PNG
We think you'll find our "Sticky Date Pudding" inspired coffee roast as amazing as we found it during our tasting sessions. With its low acidity and bold flavours it has a good stable character that will complete any espresso recipe, with or without milk. This is our flagship blend of roasted Coffee and we're very proud of it! Our initial brief was to create a roasted Coffee flavour profile based on a sticky date pudding coffee flavour in a cup. We've certainly hit the nail on the head and it certainly ticked all the boxes on our tasting session!
With a mix of Guatemalan, Mexican and PNG green beans, we think you'll love how we've roasted this blend. Perfect for non milky coffees as it has low acidity (no more heavy acid effects for those with an acid stomach!) and with its sweet overtones it is the perfect natural espresso Coffee. My personal perfect espresso is with milk and one sugar, but this blend I leave the sugar in the caddy and its peeerrffeecctt!!
The following is a break down of the Coffee farm information that we acquired to make up our flagship Balmoral Blend of Coffee.
GUATEMALAN COFFEE FARM
Farms: Adiesto TS-19
Cooperative: Asociacion de Desarrollo Integral la Esperaza Toneca
No. Members: 360
Size of Farms: 248 Ha
Average Temperature: 12-25c
Annual Rainfall: 1500 ml
Shade: Trees Gravilea
Region: Santa Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1000 to 1600 metres above sea level
Flavour Notes: Green Apple Acidity, Dark Raisins, Complex Caramels, Dark Honey and Subtle Clove Spice.
The Co-Operative ADIESTO is located in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango, even though their range includes partners from other towns such as Union Cantinil and Concepción Huista. ADIESTO has 360 partners from diverse ethnic groups, predominantly ladino. Its producing area is 248 hectares, with an estimated annual production of 377,000 kilos of coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor, and a dispersed production of Maragojype and Pacamara. The production altitudes of ADIESTO range from 1000 to 1600 metres above sea level. ADIESTO is currently a member of ASDECAFE and has three certifications: one of them is Triple A, since ADIESTO is one the main suppliers of Nespresso coffee. The organic production is 2,100 quintales, which represents 18% of the total production.
MEXICAN COFFEE FARM
Farm: Finca Guadelupe Zaju
Producer/Owner: Eduardo ‘Teddy’ Esteve
Town / City: Toquian Grande & Pavencul
Region: Soconuscu, Chiapas
Processing: Fully washed & dried in guardiolas
Altitude: 900 - 1400 metres above sea level
Certifications: Rainforest Alliance
Flavour Notes: Bakers Spice, Tobacco, Caramel and Scotch Finger Biscuit
The coffee at Guadalupe Zaju is 100% shade grown, the farm is Rainforest Alliance, Utz AND Cafe Practices certified. The farm also takes water – a scarce resource in previously water-plentiful Chiapas seriously. Filtered water fountains run for the workers and aqueducts bring pure water from the springs above for use not just for processing but also for drinking and cooking. Water conservation is also taken very seriously on the farm. Previously, each of the smaller farms had their own mill. The farm has a water treatment plant for all water used during processing and has consolidated operations and process all coffee at a single mill, where water can be more adequately treated through the mill. The old mill at Chanjul has now been converted to a school.
PNG COFFEE FARM
Farms: PNG Moanti
Cooperative: The Moanti smallholder network
No. Members: 269
Size of Farms: There are some 16,000 farming households in the district and coffee is farmed almost entirely on ‘coffee gardens’. The average farm size (planted coffee) is only just over 0.6 ha.
Town / City: Dunnatina river basin, Henganofi District
Region: Eastern Highlands Province
Altitude: 1750-1900 metres above sea level
Label tasting notes: Ruby pink grapefruit, Lemon squash, Malt, Honey sweetness
There are some 16,000 farming households in the district, which is made up of 14 villages. Most of these households grow coffee as a primary means of income. The well-kept villages have 3 churches, 10 elementary schools, 5 primary schools and 3 aid posts, in total.
Lying at 1,750 to 1,900 meters with an average annual rainfall of 1,800 to 2,900 mm, the region is well-suited to high quality coffee production. Coffee is farmed almost entirely in ‘coffee gardens’, with the coffee plants benefiting from the shade of surrounding trees and the rich, loamy soil of the forest floor. Most of the coffee gardens of the Moanti Network’s farmers are situated on the hills overlooking tributaries to the Hagoimbi River (Dotiwara). However, many farmers also have secondary plantations that are located on the other side of the mountain ridge, which can be as far as a 3 to 4 hours walk uphill and across ridges into the forests. The most common varieties of coffee produced are Typica and Arusaha, with only a few farms producing Mundonovo and Bourbon.
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