COFFEE ROASTED FRESH DAILY
Green Beanery is Canada's largest online retailer of coffee and coffee equipment, offering more varieties of coffee beans than any other retailer in the world and selling more roasters, grinders, and coffee makers or all descriptions than any other Canadian retailer.
We also have two storefronts in downtown Toronto. Our flagship store, at 565 Bloor St West at Bathurst, is Canada's largest coffee equipment retail establishment — a 2650 square foot store and café at one of Toronto's best known intersections. This store has a roastery that offers over 100 varieties of roasted coffees. Our second location, at 636 King St West in Toronto's entertainment district, is a warehouse outlet that services micro-roasters and restaurants as well as walk-in customers.
Green Beanery is a Canadian trust. All earnings from our operations support the work of Probe International, a Canadian charity that works with citizens' groups around the world to protect their lands and their livelihoods.
About the bean:
Ethiopia, the legendary home of the coffee plant and Africa's largest exporter, grows remarkably varied and distinctive beans. One of the very finest comes from the Yirgacheffe region -- the only coffee allowed in the palaces of Ethiopian kings. Today, this bean, which grows in high elevations under a soft canopy of native shade trees, is developing an almost cult-like following among bean aficionados. Widely recognized as one of the world's most exquisite coffees, Yirgacheffe's fragrant and flowery citrus note sets it apart from any other bean you will encounter. Many compare its rich flavor to that of burgundy wines.
To best bring out Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast it medium. Consider blending it to add nuance to other coffees. A few like it roasted dark: Yirgacheffe then becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes.
Co-op farmers live in an environmentally sensitive region: the buffer zone to a National Park, which contains critical watershed areas and sanctuaries for endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger. Fair Trade price incentives and technical support provided by the cooperative are designed to encourage sustainable agriculture and resource conservation.
Our Sumatra Organic coffee is full and rich with low acidity. Its deep rich bottom has a subtle sweetness on top.
Roast it a little darker to bring out its bittersweet chocolate character. Excellent as an espresso.
Two irresistible flavour forces come together in this divine blend. And, no. We haven't added Lady Godiva chocolate to the brew, just the best beans going.
Avoid very dark roasts to maintain the nuance in this blend.
A mild blend based on a quality Brazil arabica to give you body and that eye-pleasing crema. We add two other bean varieties to provide a bit of sharpness, and just a touch of the exotic.
Avoid very dark roasts, to maintain the nuance in this blend.
This complex and aromatic gourmet coffee is shade-grown, high up in Antiguas premier mountain growing area, where the beans ripen slowly. Its bright, smooth cup, enhanced by its chocolate note, can be mistaken for its Central American neighbor, Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.
Guatemalan Antigua is generally roasted dark, to bring out its rich chocolate tones. Because it has such good body, acidity, and aroma, even roasting houses typically sell it straight, rather than in a blend.
Plantec Coffee Estate (P) Ltd., the supplier of our Nepal Mount Everest Supreme beans, was one of many businesses affected by the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal. Fortunately, no lives were lost, but material damage has been significant. We are striving to sell as many of their beans as possible, as new orders for supply will help their business going forward. To support Plantec with a direct donation, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the bean:
These 100% Arabica beans come from not just the only plantation in Nepal and the Himalayas, but also the northernmost coffee plantation in the entire northern hemisphere. All the beans are organically grown using natural fertilizers on completely reforested land. The plantation owners are strong advocates of environmental initiatives, contributing to such programs as reforestation, soil conservation and preservation of natural habitats. The beans are shade-grown, wet-processed washed in cold Himalayan river water from the Ganesh Himal Mountain Range, sun-dried, and hand-sorted. The beans are then stored in hand-stitched jute bags with screen print.
Growing high-quality, organic coffee in an environmentally-sound manner is just one aspect of this plantation. Because it's in a economically isolated and under-developed region, the plantation has helped create new jobs and bring in much-needed foreign currency for residents. This international trade has helped support a Primary and Secondary school in the plantation's vicinity. It has also contributed to establishing a vibrant local economy, as the plantation buys compost from small farmers during their off-season.
This coffee has an excellent flavor and a light body.
Medium to Full roast.
"The Nepalese is like a perfect friendship - no wrong notes, everything in deep concord. It is a full and complex flavour, embellished with light notes of honey and caramel, extraordinarily well balanced all across the tongue, lightly astringent, with just enough acidity to make it interesting."
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