Londinium coffee roasters
Another wonderful coffee from Bolivia. Expect a well balanced and complexed espresso. More weight than a Costa Rican coffee, more milk chocolate tones. However this coffee is by no means a bland mono-taste. The nutty-chocolate tones are overlaid with a pleasant fruity acidity which is strong enough to be instantly detected, but in no way over-bearing. A fine coffee that works well on the LONDINIUM espresso machines and is not especially difficult to get a very pleasing espresso from. It has the added benefit of being organically certified if this is important to you
Allow 10 days from the roast date before opening. Smooth without much acidity, with a rich, full taste. Impressive. The yellow bourbon from the Rainha Estate gives you an exceptionally well balanced espresso, with a classic northern Italian taste. If you are bewildered by our range of coffees this, or our Costa Rican, is a very good coffee to start with
The land on this estate is too steep to allow mechanisation so all the work is performed manually. Social and environmental issues are given prominence with a program to plant native species to maintain the ecological balance. Housing is...
Farm: Fazenda Passeio, Varietal: Yellow Icatú, Process: Natural and dried on patio, Location: Alfenas, Minas Gerais
Cupping Date: 22 November 2012
Sweetness: Ripe, sugary
Flavour: A fruity number! Sugary sweet and ripe, with notes of raisins and molasses and a dense mouthfeel. Even across the cups - a good reliable choice of natural.
Fazenda Passeio is located in prime specialty coffee country in the heart of Sul de Minas. The farm’s 130 hectares of plantations lie between 1,100 and 1,200 metres above sea level, in a mountainous area with excellent soil fertility and regular rains.
The Vieira Ferreira family has specialized...
Farm: Fazenda Rodomunho, Varietal: Acaiá Catuaí Icatú Mundo Novo, Process: natural, Location: Rio Paranaíba (Minas Gerais), Alto Paranaíba, Cerrado
We're rather fond of big naturals
Cupping Date: 12 March 2013, Mouthfeel: syrupy, Flavour: Layers of cocoa and toffee with a syrupy mouthfeel and undertones of ripe fruit
The Carvalho Dias and Ottoni families have been growing coffee in Brazil since 1890 and are something of an institution in Minas Gerais coffee circles. The fourth generation of Carvalho Dias and Ottoni coffee growers are continuing the family tradition on several farms dotted around the region’s prime coffee growing areas, including Fazenda Rodomunho.
This single origin Costa Rican coffee is a favourite. Yes we know it is criticised as boring in some quarters, but we haven't tired of the magnificently balanced espresso that this coffee produces. We have carefully optimised this roast for espresso use and I think the experience in roasting this coffee is evident when you experience the espresso
When extracted to perfection this coffee exhibits a hint of almonds, without being intrusive. There are also some faint floral notes in the background which add interest, but could never be described as overbearing
If you are new to Londinium Espresso and...
Notes of Manuka honey swirl in this espresso. Without wanting to swamp you with superlatives, we are very willing to give you our assurance that this coffee makes a wonderful espresso. It is a more refined experience than the Costa Rican SHG, but the perfect balance that only Costa Rican coffees give you is still instantly recognisable
We recommend resting the coffee for at least 10 days after roasting.
Farm - Cafatalera Zamorana, varietal - Caturra Catuaí, processing - fully washed, altitude - 1350m, owner - Zamora family, city -...
Farm: Finca San Antonio, Varietal: Bourbon Catuaí, Process: Fully Washed and dried on patio, Town/City: Municipio Villa Canales
Finca San Antonio lies at between 1,160 and 1,310 metres above sea level in the mountains of Central Guatemala. Coffee is planted out over 91.5 hectares - much of which is steep, mountainous terrain, meaning all work is carried out on the farm by hand
The coffee grows in the shade of a diverse mix of native trees. Finca San Antonio has been organic certified since 1992 and as such uses no chemical fertilisers or pesticides. The farm produces its own organic fertilisers using vermiculture (worm farms) and...
We are extremely proud of this single estate coffee when prepared as an espresso. While being fuller and richer than say the Costa Rican, it is not heavy in the way that a Sumatran coffee is, with low acidity that responds well to the espresso process. All in all, this is a first class coffee.
Built & cultivated by the Dutch in 1894, this estate is set in a stunning area of East Java. It is surrounded by volcanoes & lush forests, with the famous Kawah Ijen Volcano dominating the skyline. Approximately 2,500 hectares are planted with mature coffee. The...
Probably our most dramatic coffee on offer at the moment, as we seek to completely reshape the taste signature of our roasts now that we have the excellence of LONDINIUM I to evaluate our espresso
This coffee has two very components to its overall taste
The backdrop taste is a very neutral, inoffensive 'coffee' taste that we would typically associate with a brazilian coffee - milk chocolate, fruit & nut
But on top of that, rather like a dessert, is a topping of passionfruit high notes
I suppose the net effect is...
An exceptional coffee on LONDINIUM I & small group lever machines like the La Pavoni & Olympia Cremina. Very fully bodied, yet being remarkable for it's complexity - too often full bodied heavy coffees are droning and monotonous as a result of lacking in complexity. You can buy this coffee with absolute confidence.
Farm: Co-operative Process: Fully washed and dried on screens, Location: Huye, Karaba district, Southern Province
Cupping Date: Friday 25 January 2013. Clean, notes of blackcurrant, unrefined sugar and some stones fruits with a complex acidity. Buttery mouth feel, with a full...
Teres is Latin for 'polished smooth', so it is an accurate description of our blend of Costa Rican (only ever arabica) and Indian pulped natural mandarin robusta from the Sethuraman Estate
Whilst we have wrung maximum performance from our 100% arabica Costa Rican offerings with very elegant notes, some customers prefer a more traditional espresso, with a more dense mouthfeel and for the taste to linger even longer on the palate
The blend comprises 92.6% Costa Rican to 7.4% Indian robusta. The robusta brings a density to the cup, and a wonderful after taste that lingers on and on. Those...