About the bean
When we taste tested our Indian Robusta Parchment Kaapi Royale SC17, it took us back to the basics of why we like coffee so much: the caffeine! Robustas typically contain twice the caffeine (and antioxidants) of arabica beans and the more we sipped of this one, the more we liked it. Caffeine is great!
Our robusta Kaapi Royale is prepared from the re-sorting of washed Robusta Parchment AB. The result is a screen 17 bean without defects. Kaapi Royale produces a more uniform roast than Parchment AB and softens and mellows with age.
High-quality washed robustas like this one are great in espresso blends and are often used to fortify milk-based espresso drinks and extend, in particular, Italian-style blends. Robusta beans also help to maintain an ample crema and Kaapi Royale is known for its special oomph in this regard.
Process: Wet method
Altitude: 500-1000 masl.
Harvest: January to March
What to expect: This pick carries a bitter, burnt wood, earthy flavour. Full body and a soft and smooth aftertaste.
Roasting Recommendation: Can go the spectrum but is usually best roasted dark. Full City+. This one needs a lot of rest after roasting, as much as four days or more. Refer to our roasting guide here.
About the bean
From Minas Gerais state in the Magiana region of Brazil.
This Brazilian coffee has a fine citrus acidity, nutty, chocolate characteristics, a good body and a very clean aftertaste.
Altitude: Grown between 1,100-1,250 masl.
Roasting recommendation: City to Full CityView full product details
About the bean
Java - land of volcanoes and temples and the source of one of our most popular offerings.
Produced by the government-run PTP XXVI Plantation, which accounts for around 85% of East Java's coffee output, Java PTP Estate is known for its consistent quality. Unlike most other islands in Indonesia, coffee from Java is fully washed, which results in a cleaner, more balanced profile.
These beans have been hand-picked, washed and sun dried.
What to expect
Why is Java PTP Estate so popular? We had to know.
For our taste testing, we compared an American and Full City roast profile. Both were delightful.
The American roast proffered a fresh and fruity aroma. The flavour was most assuredly nutty - caramel, brown sugar - with a medium-high brightness and clean, soft aftertaste. This profile would best suit a pour-over style serving for later in the day - the complexity is more pronounced than the strong body we typically opt for in the morning.
At a Full City roast, we enjoyed a perfect morning coffee. This roast maximized the bean's body and honey sweetness, amplifying its dark chocolate notes (that didn't appear in the lighter roast), and a more muted acidity in exchange for a very balanced and clean cup. A great pick for espresso, too.
Roasting recommendation: American to Full City, up to Vienna. Don't go darker.View full product details