One of our limited Single Origin offerings for the week, alongside our COE Nicaragua Santa Gema and Guatemala GuayaB co-op...and all of them cupped up real nice this morning.
Our first COE offering was really well received. Here is our second release...a gutsy and tasty coffee from
the Nueva Segovia region...a must try, especially if you havnt tasted the unique Maragogype varietal.
REGION: Nueva Segovia
FARM: Santa Gema
FARMER: Mario Jose Vilchez Urbina
ALTITUDE: 1400 M
PROCESS: Washed / Sun-dried
LOT SIZE: 35 boxes - 1050 KGS
INTERNATIONAL JURY SCORE: 87.53
TOP JURY DESCRIPTIONS:
AROMA/FLAVOR – Plums, mango, peach, citrus, molasses, cocoa, honey, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, grape, mandarin
ACIDITY – Crisp, clear, citrus
MOUTHFEEL – Creamy, thick, well balanced
ROAST DEGREE: Medium
RECOMMENDED BREW METHOD: Paper and mesh filter, plunger
We are proud to offer you all what is the first of our Cup of Excellence coffees...La Nueva from El Salvador
This farm was baptized as La Nueva by Rafael Duch Martínez in 2003, because when he bought it he felt it like his new born baby. His philosophy on coffee growing is very similar to his life’s: “humbleness, generosity and tolerance” with the farm, its workers and everything surrounding him.
Coffee runs through his veins; as he is a 3rd generation grower, he oversees all the work done in the farms as he considers them his legacy. He has been active in the coffee business since he was very young, and his father introduced him to the very core of the cultivation process. The farm is managed under cultural practices and traditional techniques for growing and processing exceptional coffee.
His family, during the golden years of production had their own roastery, but the crisis led to its closing. The important part of this chapter was the knowledge and training acquired on cupping, and he is always at the table, discussing the characteristics of the different lots from the family farms when the milling process is finished.
The farm is just a few hundreds of metres away from La Fatima, which is the other, well known family farm that had achieved 3rd place in previous competition. This is the second time La Nueva is awarded by Cup of Excellence, but made its first appearance on 2008 reaching the international jury stage.
FARM: La Nueva
FARMER: Rafael Duch Martinez
ELEVATION: 1600 m
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed
LOT SIZE: 1,230 kgs
INTERNATIONAL JURY SCORE: 87.28
Aroma/Flavour: black grape, jasmine,
blueberry, blackberry, cherry and apple, very sweet, butterscotch, caramel
Acidity: orange, crisp, lively, sparkling
Mouth-feel: smooth, buttery
ROAST DEGREE Medium
RECOMMENDED BREW METHODPaper and mesh filter, Plunger
After a clean down and spruce up inside and out, our faithful 12kg Swadlo roaster (made in Austria) is back in action. This roaster use to be own main production machine until we landed our G45 PROBAT from Germany a few years ago.
Started putting the re-furbed Swadlo through its paces again this afternoon...looking forward to cupping tomorrow!
This months featured coffee is a staff favourite for drinking at home and a popular Single Origin offering in the Bean Store.
FARM/CO-OPERATIVE: Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union
VARIETAL/CULTIVAR: Heirloom Ethiopian
PROCESS METHOD: Washed Process
ELEVATION: 1500 -1900m
CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Fair-trade and Certified Organic
TASTING NOTES AND CHARACTERISTICS
Aroma: Very Floral, tea like, with berry fruit and citrus
Flavours: Elegant, Sweet, fruity [berry and citrus] with hints of dark chocolate/cocoa
Acidity: Clean and refreshing with wine like tones
Body: Medium body, refined, smooth mouth-feel
ROAST DEGREE: Medium
RECOMMENDED BREWING METHOD: In our opinion worthy of all brew methods
This is a distinctive, must try coffee in plunger/filter and makes a lively espresso.
Our Classic blend has been out for a while and proving to be popular. Out now are two new flavours...our Classic Hot Chocolate blend with the same quality blend of Dutched cocoa blended with Peppermint and Classic blend with Chilli.
The Irish team discovered The Bean Store last year when their were here to play the All Blacks....so some of the RWC squad tracked us down for a Chemex brew and a catch up this afternoon.
PACIFIC RIM | PAPUA NEW GUINEA | PUROSA
Our new COTM is fresh out of the roastery here at Ozone Coffee Roasters. Sweet, clean and well worth a try....yeah definitely!
REGION- Purosa and Okapa districts, Eastern Highlands
FARM | CO-OPERATIVE- Highlands Organic Agriculture Cooperative Ltd (HOAC)
PROCESS METHOD- Washed
VARIETAL / CULTIVAR- ARABICA - Typica, Mundo Novo, Arusha
HARVEST- Dry season of June to September
CERTIFICATIONS- Fair Trade and Organic certified
TASTING NOTES AND CHARACTERISTICS
AROMA: Fruit, slight Malt,
FLAVOURS: Apricot, chocolate, nutty, lingering aftertaste, a very sweet coffee
ACIDITY: Clean, clear and refreshing
BODY: Medium -with a textural mouth-feel in espresso
ROAST DEGREE- Medium
RECOMMENDED BREWING METHOD – Espresso, Plunger and Filter and Chemex methods.
Someone was busy tagging a nice blue line right through New Plymouth last night (cheers!)...directing everyone past our fine establishment on the way to some stadium, holding some big sporting event, sometime in the very near future....very keen to paint an intersection in right here!
Through the snow and ice of the polar blast that was last week, I travelled to Dunedin to check that the Toast Rack (read Dunedin's new covered stadium) was ready for rugby action and to cup some great coffees with the very keen staff and customers of RHUBARB Cafe in Roslyn.
Owners Sam and Helen have been serving up Ozone Coffee for 7 years now at RHUBARB and were the first cafe cafe up on the Roslyn hill for some time (maybe THE first) when they opened. Adjoining the cafe is their wine shop stocked with some very fine wines and their exhaustive wine knowledge is phenomenal.
A group of 35 coffee fans braved the cold and tasted 8 coffees with me...all the coffees on the cupping table tasted great and thier was plenty of questions and discussion about all things coffee.
Thanks to Sam and Helen for the invite and putting on such a great night....if you are down in Dunedin seek them out for a coffee, one of their legendary cheese muffins and some mighty fine wines.
Read more on Rhubarb and the event at the Otago Daily link http://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/food-wine/174727/singular-satisfaction
Just one of the great wines available from Rhubarb Cafe....smooth, full bodied, rich fruit flavours, balanced.
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