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.
About the bean
Our Sumatran FTO SWP decaf coffee comes from the Gayo Organic Coffee Farmers Association, the first, and still the only, coffee co-operative from Indonesia that is Fair Trade Certified. The co-op members are small coffee farmers, working farms of one to two acres that produce 100% shade-grown, organic coffee. This coffee is SKAL and NASAA certified organic.
This coffee sells at a premium to allow the co-op to support a wide variety of programs. These include:
About the bean
Tanzania's premium beans, grown on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro near the Kenyan border, produce an unusually rich coffee with a light, winey acidity and medium body. The peaberry, which makes up only 5% of Tanzanian coffee harvests, occurs when the coffee fruit develops a single oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. The round peaberries are then separated from the flatter beans in the same crop to achieve this gourmet coffee.
Peaberry-grade coffee is prized by coffee connoisseurs for the uniform roasts they produce.
According to mythology, the peaberry is male, and is often associated with virility.
For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart
Roasting recommendation: Roast darker, to capitalize on this bean's intense flavour.
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 for body and eye-pleasing crema. We add two other bean varieties for a bit of sharpness and a touch of the exotic.
Roasting recommendation: Avoid very dark roasts to maintain the nuance in this blend.View full product details