Celebrating an Ozone Coffee Roasters seasonal tradition, the roasting team is proud to bring you our 10th Limited Edition Holiday blend.
Selected exemplary coffees of quality and taste from some of the world’s renowned coffee growing origins are roasted and blended to craft a coffee with stellar characteristics and flavours.
This year we have selected a rich, complex coffee from Moreninha Formosa in Cerrado, Brazil, a stunning coffee from the Guaya’B Cooperative in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala, and a vibrant, exotic coffee from the famous Yirgacheffe region in Ethiopia.
Our 2013 Holiday blend is balanced, sweet, full bodied and aromatic with every complex sip.
From the team at Ozone Coffee Roasters NZ,
Cheers and Enjoy!
Heres our latest single origin offering. Another performer from the cupping lab, this time from a stack of Brazils we tasted from a number of contacts....this special reserve lot shone. We have 1 bag of this FAF Lot 120 to roast.
Sitio Ambrosio Lot 120 is a true micro-lot coffee sourced from a neighbouring producer of Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza located in one of the highest growing areas in Brazil - Mococa.
Farmer Paulo Mengali has produced a special prep natural processed Catuai variety coffee with extreme clarity and distinct and refined flavor characteristics.
This stunning coffee hails from a group of producers that truly care for their environment, the community of farmers around them and are committed to quality.
As you all know, Nic is our Customer Relations manager here at Ozone Coffee Roasters, and she has just got back from a mission to the islands of Samoa.....with bags of fresh coffee and a Hario she was the go to girl for great coffee during the teams time there.
...Samoa - what an amazing experience!
I just wanted to THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support with coffee supplies for my raffle tickets, and support of my fundraising night. We had a really successful trip with 165 animals on Upolu and Savaii Islands receiving care from our team - 130 of these being spays/neuters of cats, dogs, cattle and even a wee piglet..!! The supplies we took over there enabled us to provide all of this support - and we left surplus supplies for future Vets and Nurses to use too. I had such an awesome experience getting to know some of the locals, and being a part of the villages that they live in for this very short time. This is the first trip South Pacific Animal Welfare has organised to Samoa to provide care, and our research on the island will also help with future trips - I look forward to helping them out again!
Check out this great review of the very slick Buttermilk Cafe in Victoria Park Market owned by culinary stalwart, chef Warwick Brown.
With Vic Market still in the throws of restoration, Buttermilk Cafe is an oasis, with fresh, healthy and super tasty food and brewing fine Ozone Coffee Roasters espresso to match.
ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE - WORLD FAMOUS MICRO-REGION
The name Yirgacheffe is renowned throughout the coffee world. It is in fact part of the Sidamo region in southern Ethiopia, but its exquisite washed coffees are so well known that is has been sub-divided into its own micro-region. This area is both fertile and high, and much of its coffee grows at 2000m and above.
Yirgacheffe has the right climate and enough water resources to produce washed-process coffee. The washed processing method is commonly used in Central America and allows for separation of ripe and unripe coffee cherries (and other defects) using water and machinery, and is renowned for a cleaner cup profile with less earthy or rustic cup flavors.
The beans are then dried on African beds, a frame and matting which drys the coffee off the ground, allowing increased airflow and cooler drying than traditional patios - then the coffee is hand-sorted.
Yirgacheffe is an exceptional washed coffee from this famous coffee growing region of Ethiopia - a renowned wet-processed coffee with delicate floral and fruit brightness in the cup.
Intensely aromatic, our medium - dark roasted Yirgacheffe exhibits rich flavours of berry fruit and chocolate and clarity of flavour.
We have purchased coffees from this region for 6 years now and are always keen to cup the latest harvest. A very distinct region in aroma and taste which can possess notes of lemon, grapefruit and bergamot through to black tea, jasmine, coffee blossom, berry fruits and cocoa.
FARM | CO-OPERATIVE- Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union
VARIETY - Heirloom Ethiopian
PROCESS METHOD - Washed Process and sun dried
ELEVATION- 1700 – 1900m
CERTIFICATIONS- Certified Fair-trade and Certified Organic
70 CONTAINERS A YEAR
The OROMIA co-operative is the biggest Fair Trade organisation in Ethiopia with 129 primary producer societies, made up of 128,361 households – producing 70 containers of fair-trade coffee every year.
They are licensed to export directly, which allows them to bypass the government auction system and increase the percentage of the sale price that the farmers receive. They maintain a network of 129 coffee warehouses, 55 pulperies and 15 hulling mills. This innovative and active co-operative also provides technical assistance for its farmers, including seedling nurseries, workshops on composting and organic production and a maintenance programme for pulping machines.
For more details and updates on the OROMIA co-operative
We love the AeroPress coffee maker here at Ozone Coffee Roasters. It brews great coffee, and is super easy to use.....heck you can pretty much travel and brew anywhere with it.
We thought this cool innovation out of the States is the perfect addition to your brew equipment arsenal.
The S Filter is an ultra-fine steel filter for AeroPress coffee makers. It's designed to brew beautifully and last for years. The S filter is made by the innovative crew at Kaffeologie.
The S Filter is designed to fit your AeroPress precisely. Each filter is welded twice to ensure quality, and only 100% stainless steel is used so the filter will be strong enough to brew coffee thousands of times without breaking. Plus, each S Filter has more than 50,000 holes per square inch so your coffee stays clean, delicious and grit-free cup after cup!
What’s the difference between the S Filter and paper? Paper filters trap oils and coffee particles and only allow flavors dissolved in water to pass through into your coffee. The S Filter is created to capture the advantages of paper (trapping fine coffee particles) while preserving the full flavor of a French press coffee (by allowing flavorful coffee oils into your cup).
A CENTRAL AMERICA HEAVYWEIGHT
Guatemala is abundant with the perfect conditions to grow specialty coffee - high altitude, ideal rainfall, mineral rich soil, many microclimates and plentiful water supply. Our roasting team has been purchasing coffees from regions of Guatemala since it was founded 1998.
Great Guatemalan coffee can offer complexity of aroma and flavour, superb balance and defined body and acidity. Our head roaster Paul Newbold has traveled to Guatemala as a participant on the Cup of Excellence jury, as was so impressed by the coffees and their unrelenting commitment to quality at every stage of cultivating and processing.
CULTIVATED AT ALTITUDE
Huehuetenango is a remote region, and the highest and driest under cultivation in the northwest corner of Guatemala. The dry, hot winds that blow into the highlands from Mexico protect the area from frost, allowing the coffee to be grown at high altitudes.
Its extreme remoteness also means that virtually all producers process their own coffee – the area is blessed with almost an infinite number of rivers and streams so processing mills can be set-up and operated close to the farms.
Huehuetenango is just one of 8 distinct growing regions and we have purchased from the Guaya’b and ASOBAGRI co-operatives in this region for over 3 years.
Our offering from the Guaya’B co-operative this season has a very sweet and fruity aroma, distinct berry fruit flavours, a bright, clear acidity rich cocoa finish. It is a balanced, medium bodied coffee with a rich, complex flavour profile that we roast as a Single Origin offering and selected to bring depth, richness and complexity to 2 of our espresso blends.
REGION: Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango
FARM | CO-OPERATIVE: Guaya'b Asociacion Civil
VARIETY |CULTIVAR: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai
PROCESS METHOD: Washed process, sun dried
ELEVATION: 1600m – 1800m
CERTIFICATIONS | AWARDS: Certified Fair Trade and Certified Organic
GUAYA’B ASOCIACION CIVIL
Established in 1998, Guaya'b began selling to the Fair Trade market in 2000. The cooperative consists of 330 indigenous Maya-Quiche coffee farmers. The sales made by Guaya'b have brought stability to their community and have enabled members to meet their basic needs. With the Fair Trade price, Guaya'b farmers have increased their own earnings and reinvested a portion of their profits into the community. As a result, the region’s economy is far more stable. The cooperative has expertly organized nursery to help farmers re-generate their farms and secure further harvests.
For more reading on Guaya’b and what is happening in Guatemala
REGION: Busio/Mt Elgon
COOPERATIVE: Kapsokiso Cooperative Society
PRODUCER: About 800 – 1000 smallholders in Kapsokisio area
VARIETY: Kenya hybrid Bourbons SL28 & SL34
PROCESS METHOD: Pulped, dry fermented, washed and sun-dried
ALTITUDE: 1600 – 1700 masl
AROMA: Red berries and rosehip
FLAVOURS: Very clean, soft and juicy, red berries, floral and sweet rhubarb
ACIDITY: Berry and red currant-like acidity
BODY: Light and delicate, medium body and balanced
ROAST DEGREE- Medium
RECCOMENDED BREW METHOD: Paper filter, mesh filter, plunger
Kenya started with coffee production in the early 1900s and has for generations been known for its quality. Kenya has great altitudes, climate, and soil, and its varietals have adapted tothe local growing conditions and have excellent cup quality. The coffees are truly unique and recognizable in flavor, and the coffee sector has developed a structure to maintain quality as well as traceability.
The Kapsokisio Factory and Cooperative Society lies in the slopes of Mt. Elgon in western Kenya bordering Uganda. This region is not as well-known as Central Kenya, but has huge potential for producing coffee of great quality.
In order to attain and maintain production and quality standards farmers are advised on prudent agronomic practices to adopt on their farms. This is achieved through frequent farmer field days organized by Coffee Management Services Limited. Farmers procure seedlings from the society’s nursery which are propagated using certified seeds procured from Coffee Research Foundation. Farmers are encouraged to plant shade trees and avoid intercropping to achieve higher production.
Kenya Kapsokisio is a unique green coffee and sourced ethically and transparently.
Upcoming coffee tasting event - South America vs Central America
Our next coffee event will be here at the Bean Store on Monday 24th June at 5.15pm.
Both these regions are home to a number of coffee growing nations, famous for their coffees and steeped in coffee tradition....and their coffees possess flavours and aromas, acidity and body that inspire and captivate coffee professionals and consumers.
We will have a range of coffees from a number of countries from both regions along with different varieties and processing methods from countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and more.
The plan is to traditionally cup all the coffees available...then see how some of them perform in a range of brew methods.
Register now at the Bean Store - cost for the evening will be $10.00
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