Our Coffees

 

                                                                                                   Our Coffee of the Month

This coffee changes every month according to seasonal availability

Ethiopia, Sidamo Region (medium-strong, roast level 4

Cup Profile
Glorious aromas that fill the kitchen make this a must have for breakfast. Expect a rounded, balanced cup, mocha falvours and a decent body.

Notes
Ethiopia coffees are among the world’s most varied and distinctive coffees with that from the Sidamo region (in the Southern Highlands) being well known for having ideal climate conditions for growing coffee. This is all due to high altitudes of between a 1600 – 1900 meters, ample rainfall, optimal temperature, and rich soil.

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Strength: 4

Roast: dark
£6.00 / 250g

£6.00 / 250g   (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)

                                                                                                                   Our Two Blends

5 Bean House Blend (espresso blend)
Strong rich after dinner roast (medium strong, roast level 4)bandicam-2014-08-12-10-03-58-755

Cup Profile
A very smooth coffee of full body, and having excellent aroma. This coffee is never bitter and is widely praised.

Notes
Our in-house espresso blend of coffees is made up from coffees from five countries, each contributing their strong point to bring a richly satisfying after dinner roasted coffee with a thick crema that lasts.

Note: For quantities of greater than 2 kg, our Espresso Blend is sold at a reduced price. Click on the above Trade Quantity tab for more details.

Strength: 4 – 4+
Roast: strong, dark
£6.00 / 250g   (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)


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Morning Blend (medium, roast level 3)
A milder, more fragrant cousin to the Espresso Blend

Cup Profile
A lighter blend of 100% arabica coffees having a South American base to which sweet and fragrant coffees have been added to give a blend very satisfying in the morning when a darker coffee may be too strong.

Notes
A lighter coffee with slightly floral notes and having a fragrant aroma

Note: For quantities of greater than 2 kg, our Morning Blend is sold at a reduced price. Click on the above Trade Quantity tab for more details.

Strength: 3+
Roast: medium
£6.00 / 250g  (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)

                                                                                                        Our Single Origin Coffees

Sumatra, Organic Mandheling District  (full dark roast, roast level 5)

Cup Profile
A very heavy bodied, rich, smooth South East Asian coffee. There’s such a great, ink-black sweetness in this cup, with overtones of dark toffee with lingering dark caramelised sugar and some even say, spiced rum, all adding to the overall “noir” character of this cup

Notes
Sumatra Mandheling coffee grows in Padang’s west-central region between 2,500 and 5,000 feet above sea level. Sumatra Mandheling is a great coffee for espresso drinks, taking milk or cream well without loss of flavour. Customers who like powerful strong dark Italian roasts keep coming back for this one.

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Strength: 5 – 5+
Roast: very dark
£6.00 / 250g  (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)


India, Monsooned Malabar (full dark roast, roast level 5)

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Taken through to dark roast, tasters are reporting a full bodied coffee with tones of good quality chocolate, dark sugar with a distant hint of pepper.

Notes
Delicious spicy coffee slowly dried in the moist winds blowing during the monsoon season. Hard roasted to release spices and flavours.

Photo: The colourful spices of India

Strength: 5
Roast: Strong

£6.00 / 250g  (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)


Decaf, Ethiopia Sidamo 100% Arabica. Non-chemical Swiss Water Decaf  (medium strong, roast level 4)

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Decaf Ethiopia Sidamo coffee has citrus notes, hints of green tea and a rich bold aroma.

Notes
The Sidamo province of Southern Ethiopia is famous for its fertile highlands and its coffee  plantations.  Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee has only one harvest, which takes place late in the year and this small Arabica bean is bursting with flavour.  

Swiss Water Process
This is a decaffeination process which leaves the coffee flavours in the bean by gently washing the green beans and soaking in hot water to release 99.9% of the caffeine. 

Strength: 4
Roast: dark

£6.50 / 250g  (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)

 


Java, Ijen Plateau (strong roast 4)

Cup Profile
An extremely full flavoured and hearty coffee with sweet notes of dark plums. Some tasters report slight suggestions of cinnamon.

Notes
Essentially for those favouring dark full roast coffees with a lingering typical strong roast coffee flavour. Blawan estate was one of four old farms (Kayumas, Blawan, Djampit and Pancoer) that date back to Dutch colonialism and are located in East Java in the vicinity of the Ijen volcanoes on  the high plateaux of 4,500 feet.

Strength: 4
Roast: medium – dark

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£6.00 / 250g  (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)


Colombia –  Sierra Navada District (mild, roast level 2)     

Cup Profile
Sweet, fruity and creamy, this coffee is the classic Colombian with its rich body and well-balanced acidity.

Notes
Near the caribbean coast is the Sierra Nevada Santa Marta region where this Colombian coffee is grown at altitudes of between 2,000 and 3,500 feet.  It’s an estate which is recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with environmentally initiatives and sustainable farming practices in place.  Another good quality coffee from good quality farming. 

Strength: 2
£6.00 / 250g  (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)


Brazil, Ipanema Estate, Ouro Preto (mild, roast level 2)  

Cup Profile
This coffee has a fine silky flavour and a delicate, complex taste. It’s a little wild in character with mild fruit, heavy body and a low acidity.

Notes
Located in the region of Sul de Minas, in the municipality of Alfenas, the Fazenda Capoeirinha was the first property acquired by the Ipanema Estate in 1969. Of its 2,200 hectares of land, 70% are used for producing coffee, while the remaining 30% comprises preservation and protected forest areas. This farm produced the two lots that won the Annual Quality Contest of the Rainforest Alliance in 2009 and 2010.

Photo: Photo of the district this coffee comes from

£6.00 / 250g  (whole beans or ground to suit cafetieres, filter machines, mocha pots or espresso machines)

                                                                                                          Our Imported Coffees

Imported Vietnamese Ground Coffee (250g pouch) (whole beans also available)vn+pic+final

Cup Profile
The most remarkable feature about this Vietnamese coffee is how very chocolatey it is and this is its natural flavours. No additives here. Interestingly, it has become a firm favourite with some of my customers

Notes
This is the one coffee that we do not roast in Inverness. It comes already roasted from Buon Ma Thuot by one of Vietnam’s best small coffee growers/roasters. Coffee is sealed at source to retain freshness.

Photo: the 250g pouch

Strength: 4
Roast: Strong

£ 5.20 / 250g

 


Turkish Coffee, fine ground (100g sachets)

Cup Profile
This, so the Turks tell me, is their best exported Turkish coffee.pr_01_117

Notes
Sourced from Central American arabica beans, it is then blended and roasted in the traditional Turkish way to produce that certain flavour. Note, cardamoms not added.

How to Prepare
You boil the coffee in a small container (an ibrik (below), or similar). Stir to combine the water, coffee and sugar. Pour into your cup let the grounds settle while the coffee cools just enough to be drinkable. The grounds will be at the bottom of the cup and should not be consumed or filtered out. Do NOT use a cafetiere, the grind is much too fine.

£ 3.20 / 100g

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