Origin: Finca, Nueva Grenada
Notes: Almond, Toffee with chocolate finish.
About producer: A much-prized Central American coffee from Finca, Nueva Grenada, nestled between the two tallest volcanoes in Guatemala. Rich and full flavoured with fruity acidity and good body. Notes of almond and toffee with a distinct acidic finish. Named after the last Arab Fortress in Europe, this was one of the first farms to achieve Rainforest Alliance Certification.
Rainfall in Guatemala is unpredictable and often heavy causing the coffee plant to flower in a day. Nueva Granada uses its own clear spring water to pulp the coffee cherries. Two beans come from each red coffee cherry and they are washed and graded in running spring water, then dried slowly and evenly on patios and in low heat dryers.
Brewing Methods: As an Espresso, this coffee is strong and you can smell the volcanic ash as you open the bag. As an Espresso, let is sit for a 10 seconds, gently stir to oxide the creme and then this beautiful toffee sweetness blooms with almond and a distinct acidic finish. As a Flat white, this coffee is complimented with the smoothness of the milk giving it a sweet nutty taste. If you prefer to eliminate the acidity, brew methods such as the AeroPress and V60 are perfect resulting a clean full flavoured coffee.
250g ground* - please request on each order whether you require for cafetière, V60, Espresso or AeroPress.
Baristas today have access to a wide variety of high quality, speciality coffee producers and can hone their craft with a great variety of brewing methods. Barista Life works closely with these producers to deliver the finest beans around and not only that, can provide essential training to you and your staff to ensure the perfect cup of coffee reaches your customer, every time.
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To date our Head Barista Aron has made over a million of coffees during his time, that’s a lot right? His dedication and skill has benefited coffee shops around the E.U., Canada, New York & his home city London. In 2010 Aron started with a mobile espresso van which taught him just how difficult it can be to manage different bean densities in England’s inclement weather. Determined to master the art of consistency, he spent days testing coffees from around the world, roasting different blends to formulate a recipe that would deliver a consistent base flavour within a temperature range of -5’c to 35’c. Most coffee shops are fitted with air conditioning units which assist in maintaining that consistency, but without that luxury Aron’s understanding of the volatility of coffee grew considerably.
The business expanded in 2011 when both Aron and his wife, Clare, took on a failing coffee shop after the recession with aim to give it life. With previous experience in hospitality and business management, their dedication and hard graft paid off and The Espresso Lounge Tring is a successful coffee shop and cafe with several TripAdvisor awards and fantastic reviews.
They remain within this lucrative industry to date and can offer invaluable knowledge to new business start ups or those wishing to train their baristas to the highest possible standard. Barista equipment, coffee machines, sales training and business consultancy are all available through Barista Life and can set your business on the path to success.
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We got a coffee machine a few months ago and have been trying lots of different beans since - this is one of our favourites!!