It's This Month's Coffee Time!
This month we're featuring four coffees from four of our small batch roasters. All of these coffees have been roasted individually in small batches to ensure a consistent, quality product. This roasting technique highlights the individual characteristics of the coffee rather than adopting a specific roast style.
In your box you will find Assembly's Espresso blend, Small Batch's Candyman Espresso blend, Stella's Julio Payne single origin and for the four pack subscribers, Clark Street's Ethiopian Zingaj Natural Organic single origin.
We're very excited to share these coffees with you as two of the roasters in this box are brand new to Altdrop, Assembly and Small Batch. We hope you love the coffee as much as we do!
Happy brewing! :)
Assembly Coffee Roasters
Assembly cares deeply about providing delicious, interesting and meaningfully sourced products ranging from coffee to tea. They're passionate about presenting coffees that are seasonally fresh that will spark your taste buds. The coffees are ethically traded, where prices paid are well above the minimum commodity price. Assembly know the importance of making sure there are healthy profits for every person along the coffee supply chain.
Located in Carlton (VIC)
Assembly Espresso Blend
This is a full-bodied roast of three origins. Chocolates and structure come from a Brazilian pulp-natural from Resplendor farm in Chapada de Minas, making up 50% of the blend. It’s complimented by two washed coffees: Peruvian Gallito De Las Rocas; and Kunjin from Papua New Guinea. These form 25% each and lend sweetness and ripe fruits to the finish. It tastes best drunk with milk.
MALT, MILK CHOCOLATE AND PLUM JAM.
COMPONENTS: BRAZIL RESPLENDOR FARM | PERU GALLITO DE LAS ROCAS | PAPUA NEW GUINEA KUNJIN
PROCESS: PULP-NATURAL | WASHED
ORIGIN: BRAZIL | PERU | PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Small Batch Coffee Roasters
Small Batch believes that anyone can make coffee at home that's as good as any cafe's. Understanding that the best cup of coffee starts with the raw product, Small Batch are dedicated to working consciously and meaningfully in a select group of countries, collaborating with producers closely to achieve the holy trinity: coffee that is exceptional, that has a positive social impact and that supports sustainable agriculture. From roasting out of their Melbourne famous cafe, Auction Rooms, to growing into their own roastery in North Melbourne, Small Batch have been driven by quality since 2008.
Located in North Melbourne (VIC).
Candyman Espresso Blend
Candyman is Small Batch's flagship espresso blend, launched in 2010 and still going strong! A combination of favoured in-season coffees put together to create sweet, balanced espresso, with or without milk.
GRAPE, PLUM, LEMON PASTRY AND DARK CHOCOLATE
PROCESS: WASHED | NATURAL
ORIGIN: COLOMBIA | GUATEMALA | RWANDA | ETHIOPIA
PRODUCER: AMIGOS DEL HUILA | ANTONIO MEDINA | FUJI WASHING STATION | BOMBE VILLAGE
Stella is here to provide high quality, delicious and responsibly sourced coffee to anyone who wants to discover it. Stella is lead by Tim Varney, who's been doing coffee for some time and in various capacities - as a coffee roaster for Tim Wendelboe, as the co-founder of the World AeroPress Championship or as a co-founder of Melbourne's first co-roasting space Bureaux.
Located in Collingwood (VIC).
Julio Payne Espresso
This coffee was produced by Julio Paye Mamani and Lupe Medina from Copacabana, a small and remote settlement located 180 kilometres from La Paz in the heart of the Caranavi province. This region is the epicentre for specialty coffee production in Bolivia, with incredibly high elevations, rich soil, and wide daily temperature ranges providing the perfect conditions for exceptional coffee.
MALT CHOCOLATE, DRIED APRICOT, RED APPLE AND PLUM.
PRODUCER: JULIO PAYNE
Clark Street Coffee
Founded in Richmond, Melbourne Clark Street have been sourcing, roasting and supplying specialty coffee to Victoria and the wider Australian market since 2010. Clark Street work closely with their import partners to facilitate communication with coffee growers, maintaining strong relationships with producers, which ensures quality and traceability year after year.
Fun fact: Clark Street were the first coffee roaster in Australia to launch fully compostable econic coffee packaging in 2010. Sustainability has always been fundamental to everything Clark Street do and the team are constantly thinking of new initiatives they can offer to futher enhance their values.
Located in Cheltenham (VIC)
Ethiopia Zingaj Natural Organic
Tega & Tula are two adjacent farms, named after the two nearby villages of Tega and Tula. The farm is certified organic and produces both washed and natural coffees. Producer Ahadu, is an entrepreneur who was a founding member of the executive team at the Ethiopian commodity exchange, who left to invest in a farm to produce entirely specialty coffee. He found the perfect spot in the famous Kaffa zone, which is considered the birthplace of Arabica coffee, and decided to start up an operation that aimed to preserve the natural beauty of the area, support the local community, and of course produce fantastic coffees.
CREAMY, CITURS, CRANBERRY AND CHOCOLATE.
ORIGIN: TEGA VILLAGE, BONGA, KIBOM, KAFFA | ETHIOPIA
FARM: TEGA & TULA
VARIETY: 74165 74110