Aotea BlendFrom: $13.90
For our original ‘house blend’ Aotea we have selected three distinct origins of green bean from Fairtrade cooperatives in Papua New Guinea (HOAC), Honduras & Sumatra to create a floral, fruity and earthy blend with a medium acidity. This blend has hints of apricot with a sharp, malty mouthfeel.
‘Aotea’ was a Waka (canoe) that brought the first Maori settlers to New Zealand. It’s also the name of a square in the heart of Auckland where we started selling Kokako Fairtrade organic coffee from our coffee cart.
Single Origin Profile – Ethiopian Guji Light/Medium Roast
Cooperative- Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Processing- Fully washed-Grade 2
Roast Profile- Light
Certifications- Biogro & Fairtrade
Tasting notes – bold body and balanced acidity. Juicy mouth feel with flavours of lemonade, ripe plum and red wine. Under the Ethiopian governments’ naming regulations, this coffee would previously have been known as Sidamo – a growing region that covers a range of different growing conditions and tribal areas, and produces a wide variety of flavour profiles. One of its tribal peoples is the Guji Oromo who have petitioned the government to sell their coffee under their own name for many years.
Brewing method-best suited to non-pressurised brewing such as Chemex or Pour Over
Rangatira BlendFrom: $13.90
For Rangatira, our roaster blends specialist green beans from Fairtrade cooperatives in Guatemala and Colombia. It has low to medium acidity, with citrus & berry notes.
The Colombian portion is from the Cafequidad cooperative in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region: a protected national area, inhabited by a large indigenous and rural population. At 5,700 metres above sea level, this is the world’s highest coastal region. There are over 2,000 coffee farming families in the area concentrated around the municipalities of Santa Marta, Ciénaga, Aractaca and Fundación. The landscape is rugged and lush, ideal for coffee farming.
Single Origin Profile – Peru Chanchamayo – Light/Medium Roast
The full body and intriguing, wild flavour of this rare natural processed coffee, results from leaving the coffee cherry flesh to dry on the green bean and naturally ferment.
Aroma – a heady blend of milk chocolate, cereal and ripe plum
Flavour – sweetly tart with intense gooseberry and muscat, with a savoury truffle, almost umami finish.
Body – Full and deep
Acidity – lively and slightly tart
Aftertaste – Smooth, rich and long
The fairtrade organic Coopchebi co-op champions organic, bird friendly agriculture, good social practices and community building. Producing high quality coffee to sell at a premium supports better farm incomes and community wellbeing in its region.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Filter RoastFrom: $15.50
Single Origin: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Filter Roast
Cooperative: Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Processing: Fully Washed – Grade One
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
Roast Profile: Light
Certifications: Fairtrade & Biogro
Tasting Notes: A delicate sweet aroma with subtle bergamot. Prominent, bright, almost effervescent acidity. Light body with black tea base notes and pronounced tropical fruit and clean citrus flavour. Juicy mouth feel. Grown on small family farms of usually less than one hectare, processed in washing stations which are owned by the primary societies and dried on raised ‘African beds’ for about a week and a half.
Brewing Method: Best suited to non-pressurised brewing such as Chemex or Pour-Over.
Our Decaf is a blend called “Cascadia” which brings together selected Fairtrade origins which are decaffeinated using the chemical free “Swiss Water” process. Decaf can be difficult to roast so we take great care to roast it in small batches to ensure it maintains the flavour characteristics of a naturally caffeinated coffee. More information about the process can be found at www.swisswater.com