Here is the list of coffees that will appear in BeanBay tonight
Bolivia Caranavi Fairtrade Organic
...is the first certified Fairtrade and Organic at origin coffee that we have offered for a while. Its become rare to find both certifications on a good coffee and this is certainly a good coffee. Initially sweet with a nearly a brazil nut flavoured finish in the lighter test roast at CS8+ $10.50/kg*
India Plantation A Grade
...comes from the Chikmaglur district. Its a clean washed and size graded coffee that produces a great body, mid acidity and a sweet finish. Really easy to roast, you should aim around CS9 for the best espresso results. $9.50/kg*
Papua New Guinea Wahgi AA
...very well processed beans that produce an even roast. Good body, sweet in milk and another very easy bean to roast. Works well as a clean and bright CS8+ roast through to deeper espresso roasts at CS9+ An all round great coffee. $11/kg*
Peru Ceja de Selva Estate $10.50/kg*
Organic certified at origin by Naturland this high grown coffee comes from an estate at the base of the Andes and is the best Peruvian organic I have ever tried. The bean grading has some variation and like all true organic coffee there are some brokens and minor insect damage beans which add to the authenticity. In the cup this washed (but not polished) coffee produces great body with a long mid-palate profile. Great as a single origin espresso or as a base to a more exotic blend.
Nicaragua Dipilto Estate
...is located in the north west of the country and they produce a clean, hand graded bean. In the cup you find a great example of a well balanced single origin. Mid bodied with some initial sweetness followed by a slightly citrus acidity in the finish at a CS9 roast depth. A really nice, crisp, clean Central American coffee. $10/kg*
* Price includes $0.50 FairCrack per kilo and cotton packaging.