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EQUIPMENT CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Our barista trainer Jazmin has some excellent advice on how to clean your machinery. Take this in consideration as this will give your machines a longer life and your coffee to taste better!

In view of the latest events that are shaking the entire world, we are in a position to underline the importante of hygiene and cleanliness of your espresso machine (especially our working sector) not only for exclusively quality reasons but also for health reasons.

LA PLATA AND NAZARETH

Hello, everyone!

We are once more back with new coffees! We will be sad to say goodbye to our Gran Galope and Bossa Nova, both fantastic coffees, but we are welcoming Nazareth’s Formula II and La Plata!For those of you who have known us already for some time will all ready be familiar with Nazareth Pereira and her fantastic natural Yellow Bourbon from Carmo de Minas.

We had this coffee a few years ago, but we loved it so much that we were thrilled to be able to include it on our menu once again this season.Milk chocolate, almonds, sweet and round, it really is the perfect coffee for espresso. This is one of our Women Producer coffees, Nazareth Pereira has been managing her family plantations since her husband passed away and she has been doing an incredible job, the coffees are spectacular, I hope you try it and let’s sustain more Women Producers!

SIX TEA TYPES

Anete just had the opportunity to go to the UK Tea Academy, thanks to Canton Tea, our tea partners, to do the Level 1 Tea Champion course. Two days of intensive tea training, and we are absolutely stunned. The tea world is so rich, so full of culture and flavour!

What I learned that I can share with you now? Quite a lot about tea history, culture, different sensory characteristics of different teas from different terroirs and cultivars, but mostly about the six different tea types.

Vella Terra 2020

One more year has gone by and again we are happy to be part of the natural wine fair Vellaterra.

A spectacular atmosphere full of smiles, exchanging knowledge and wine, lots of wine! Although our speciality is coffee, we keep on insisting on how much similar these two worlds are – wine and coffee. From the plant characteristics and terroir influence to the sensory aspects (can you tell which is the wine and which is the coffee flavour wheel?).

Our new packaging cans

Have you noticed our new packaging cans?
So, this wasn’t only a choice of image although we do agree that the tin cans really look good.
We switched to aluminum cans because of sustainability. Surprised?
Well, let us explain a bit.

It is a beautiful and practical way of packaging coffee, it is more rigid so it doesn’t get mushed up like bags do and it is reusable for more coffee, or for anything that you could imagine, like a container for cookies for your kitchen.

New flavors to start the year

Hello 2020 and welcome to our two new star coffees from Rwanda and Ethiopia!
We hope one of your resolutions for this year has been to drink more filter coffee, because we have some incredible stuff for you!

We are so glad to be able to once more support a women’s coffee project such as the Cafe des Mamas from Rwanda, from the Nova coffee washing station. Managed by Agnès Mukamushinja, the terroir around the NOVA coffee station is rich in volcanic soil and at the perfect altitude (1800-2000 masl) to produce the finest arabica specialty coffees. The women collaborating with the NOVA coffee station are very diligent and sort all the coffee by hand to obtain only the perfect quality beans.

SUPPORTING A GOOD CAUSE: JAN VERGÉS TOURNAMENT

Exactly one week ago together with Galera Group we were supporting a charity event, the tournament of Jan Vergés Blanch that was held in the school of Els Arcs.

Jan Vergés Blanch was born in 2004 with a congenital heart disease. Although his life was difficult and with many limitations, Jan always lived it with intensity, joy and, above all, normally.

On September 14, 2016, Jan passed away suddenly due to a heart attack, leaving an immense void to all who loved him: family, friends, school, the football team where he played as a goalkeeper…

HI, GOLD MOUNTAIN!

It’s the perfect coffee for this season as it reminds you of a nice cup of hot chocolate, spices and warm and fuzzy feelings. This is one of our direct trade coffees that we feel very proud of. Gold Mountain Growers take coffee very seriously, they monitor every step of the growing process and are on the farm when ripening and harvest begins, only the perfect ripe cherries are picked, so we are looking at excellent quality coffee here.
Gold Mountain Growers have their own farm and they connect other partner farmers directly to the end buyer and roaster for direct trade, which makes the relationship so much more intimate.

WELCOME COFFEE KIDS

The new season of the fresh Brazilian coffees has arrived and so we have a little surprise for you!

We introduce to your our new product – Coffee Kids. The name of the coffee comes from a wonderful sustainability project for young farmers – “Coffee Kids empowers young coffee farmers to create thriving businesses and a sustainable livelihood for themselves and their families.”

Coffee Kids is a beautiful project from Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung for sustaining and helping young coffee farmers to stay in business, give them all the necessary knowledge to grow better coffee and live a better life. It is a way of giving the necessary skills to the young people for becoming entrepreneurs in the coffee community.

STUDYING WITH CANTON TEA

Yesterday we had a pleasure to welcome In our lab Alice, tea expert from Canton, who offered us a fantastic tea degustation. We learned a lot, exploring different origins and producers with whom Canton is working. Did you know, that alike arabica & robusta in coffee, tea also has two different families?