GREEN APPLE
PISTACHIO CREAM
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

Special BRÜ

BURUNDI AND GUATEMALA

GREEN APPLE
PISTACHIO CREAM
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

Mighty fine craft coffee since 2010! Our 10th birthday Special BRÜ is a testament to our epic 10-year journey sourcing delicious, sustainable and ethical coffees from around the world. 

The fall 2020 version of our signature filter blend holds a proverbial torch against the waning days of sunlight, offering bright fruit and citrus notes, balanced out by a chewy, cake-like sweetness. This newest blend features coffee from two opposite ends of the globe, with surprisingly similar and complementary qualities. 

We’re getting behind UK Coffee Week and donating £1 for every bag of Market Blend or Special BRÜ coffee between 19th-25th October.

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Regular price £11.50


  • Region

    Huehuetenango; Kayanza

  • Varietal

    Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon; Red Bourbon

  • Elevation

    1700 MASL; 1800+ MASL

  • Producers

    Estela Domingo & Businde WS

  • Process

    Washed

 

 

The fall 2020 version of our signature filter blend holds a proverbial torch against the waning days of sunlight, offering bright fruit and citrus notes, balanced out by a chewy, cake-like sweetness.

This newest blend features coffee from two opposite ends of the globe, with surprisingly similar and complementary qualities. Half of the blend comes from Businde, a washing station in the Kayanza region of the small country of Burundi, who we’ve also featured on filter and single origin espresso this year.

 

The other half comes from producer Estela Domingo, who lives in Huehuetenango, in the northwest of Guatemala. Estela is a second-generation coffee farmer, and her farm Yulimox (Translating in the local Popti language as “Inside the Mountain”) sits in the volcanic region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. By picking only ripe cherries and using intentioned practices during processing and drying, Estela ensures that the inherent qualities of the Huehue terroir and her hard work in maintaining the farm are fully expressed in her coffee.


At the Businde Washing Station, in the highlands of Kayanza, the minority Twa people delivery cherry throughout harvest season, paid a first payment in cash on delivery. In typical fashion for East African farmers, a second payment made at the end of the harvest, comprised from the quality premiums the coffee received. This system ensures that the farmers receive immediate funds for their product while giving time for the coffee to be processed, graded, scored, and marketed based on the quality differences which are determined weeks later.

 


BREWING GUIDE 



As this blend has a bit more lively acidity than previous versions, be sure to give it plenty of time to rest before brewing – preferably 7 or more days from when it was roasted. On a batch brewer, we rec-ommend 60 grams for every litre of fresh, filtered water. Adjust the recipe based on desired size, remembering to rinse the filter itself before brewing to remove any papery flavours.