As you probably have guessed already, not only do we do delicious, healthy, sustainable food, but also specialty coffee and tea. We have just had a swag of delicious new stock in. Here is a quick rundown:
As described by Tim:
Guatemala Pasaquim Organic
This one is going to be one of our favourites. Juicy fruit, balanced acidity and notes of cocoa, berries and a touch of caramel. Is either going to be a favourite through the siphon or espresso
Columbia Huila del Obispo
We got this one specifically for be the base of our new blend. Rich body with note of dark chocolate with a wondering fruit finish. Get this one before it flies out!
Nicaragua El Limoncillo
Vibrant and zesty citric acidity with a touch of forest floor. This is quite a complex coffee with layers of cane sugar, cocoa and orange peel.
Costa Rica La Candelilla 100% Geisha
This one is very special indeed. A 100% Geisha (more information can be found http://www.hasblog.co.uk/geisha-varietal) exhibits notes of jasmine and rosewater. Very fragrant this coffee will only be used for filter coffee, but it’ll be worth it. Our special treat to you!
Jin Xuan GABA, Rei Chung Estate, Taiwan
Here is a description from the tea master, Nathan Wakeford from Somage Fine Foods:
“GABA tea is rich in Gamma-amino butyric acid which was found inadvertently by Dr.Tsushida Tojiro from Japan’s National Tea Experiment station in 1987 when he was doing research for the Amino acid metabolism of tea. He found that tea expsing the tea to a nitrogen-rich atmosphere (for 8 hours at 40 degrees celsius) would increase the levels of Gamma-amino butyric acid. The ingestion of GABA releases growth hormone, especially after exercise, with remarkable effectiveness. The release of growth hormone is known to increase lean body mass. Consequently, Gaba tea is an invaluable nutritional supplement for body builders, power lifters, runners, martial artists, and athletes of all types. GABA also has significant calming and soothing effects, as such it has been found to lower blood pressure, control hypoglycemia, prevent anxiety and promote restful sleep. GABA tea also has the highest concentration of anti-oxidants, including catechins, flavanoids, and polyphenols of any tea. The Anti-oxidant properties are also helpful in fighting many types of disease.”
It is delicious. Tim has been drinking a pot a day.
Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess, China
This is brand spanking new. Wonderfully rich and smooth and full bodied. Notes of melon, citrus, mint, lychees and tropical fruits. Tim expects this to be a favourite.
We are receiving another shipment of coffee (hopefully) in the next few days. We will update you guys when they come in and we’ve had a chance to roast and cup them.
As always, come and talk to either Tim, Emily, Zac and Ula about our current offerings on the espresso and filter coffee boards.