Curated Coffee Box #4 Old World / New World

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Curated Coffee #4

From the Old World to the New, coffees can be varied and complex. But what does blending the two do?

For this edition we wanted to find two coffees - an exceptional example of an "old world" coffee, that is a coffee from Africa; and an exceptional example of a "new world" coffee, one from Central or South America. We found these coffees in the Vunga from Rwanda, and Los Hermanos Luna from Mexico. Each of these coffees is a perfect example of what you might find from these regions - both with beautiful complexity, the Rwandan featuring a brighter lighter mouthfeel and acidity whereas the Mexican a more rounded sweetness. While each stands on its own proudly, together they achieve something greater; and with this box you get the full experience - two incredible single origin coffees and one blend made up of the two.

The Coffees

Coffee 1:

Los Hermanos Luna

Oaxaca is the least technologically advanced of Mexico's coffee producing regions, with many producers eschewing modernisation in favour of traditional methods. Many of the varieties grown in the region are traditional for the region, with Pluma Hidalgo being one of them. Pluma Hidalgo is 19th-century offshoot of the Typica grown by displaced indigenous farmers in the mid-1800s. The variety has become so important to the coffee producers in the region there are efforts underway to obtain Denomination of Origin status for Oaxacan Pluma Hidalgo.

Character

Balanced

Producer

Small Holders

Region

Oaxaca

Variety

Pluma Hidalgo and Bourbon

Process

Washed

Elevation (masl)

1650 - 1800

Coffee 2:

Old World New World

This blend is about exploring how these two very different coffees from opposite ends of the earth interact with one another and come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.

Character

Balanced

Producer

Small Holders | Vunga Cooperative

Region

Various

Variety

Pluma Hidalgo, Bourbon | Red Bourbon

Process

Washed | Washed

Elevation (masl)

1450 - 1800

Coffee 3:

Vunga

All cherry is hand-sorted, underripe or damaged cherry is removed, along with any foreign objects. Next, coffee is fermented in dedicated concrete fermentation tanks for an average of 12 hours. During this time, the fermented parchment is agitated several times throughout the day is to encourage lower density parchment to float and to clean off any residual mucilage. After fermentation, coffee is released into a large serpentine grading channel. Once the parchment is separated into grades, it is given a final post-wash rinse. At this point, coffee is then taken to a pre-drying area where the parchment is hand-sorted removing any insect-damaged, discoloured or chipped coffee. The parchment is laid out to dry and turned on a regular basis throughout the day for 30 days.

Character

Bright, Floral

Producer

Vunga Cooperative

Region

Nyamasheke District

Variety

Red Bourbon

Process

Washed

Elevation (masl)

1450 - 1600

What is the Curated Coffee Box?

Every four weeks we choose three coffees and pair them up with a theme. These might include coffees from our standard range but will also include exclusive releases unavailable outside the box.

What do I get?

Each box will come with 3 different coffees. You have the choice of either 3 x 125g mini-cans or 3 x 200g cans.

When do I get it?

We roast for the Curated Coffee Box every Wednesday and post them out on Thursdays. For UK orders you should get it the following day - just in time for the weekend!

Why are the subscription prices and buy-once prices different?

The buy-once price represents the full retail price of the box, so it will change depending on which coffees are included and what their individual costs are. The subscription price is a fixed-price rate and doesn't vary according to the included coffees meaning you can get some incredible coffees for exceptional value - think of it as our little way of thanking our loyal subscribers!

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