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Red grape, raspberry and dark chocolate
EXPLORE brings a red grape flavour from the stone fruit of the Guatemalan foundation of the blend. Then the combination of sweet complexity from the Brazil Guaxupe, and the balance of the Honduras Estrellas, provide the blend with its dark chocolate notes and hint of raspberry.
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Three different coffees were used to produce this delightful coffee pod. If you would like to learn more about each individual coffee, please read on:
Brazil Santos Guaxupé Dulce
This Brazilian coffee comes from the area around Guaxupé, located in the south-western part of Minas Gerais, about 280 km north of Sao Paulo.
The Minas Gerais region produces a sweet soft bean that performs almost completely opposite in its flavour development from other south American coffees: most top-quality Central American coffees are produced at high altitudes, but Brazil’s climate and soils produce great coffees at between 600-1,200 m above sea level. The lower altitude in the resulting cup delivers a lower acidity, and when one adds a little cream it enhances Brazilian coffees’ sweet flavour profile.
Our natural Arabica selection is slow patio dried in
the cherry (almost a honey process) rather than being subjected to the harsher mechanical washing operations of much of the ‘commodity’ coffee exported from Brazil. It is then professionally graded and sorted to be exported by Exportadora de Cafè Guaxupè, one of the ten major Brazilian coffee cooperatives and exporters.
This coffee selection is medium to full bodied, sweet, complex, and well-balanced, producing a smooth coffee with nutty chocolate notes, caramel, and a delightfully clean finish.
The Central American country of Guatemala has been producing coffee since the 1850s. It has always ranked among the best for the high-grade coffee it produces. In our selection of classic coffees for our blends, we just couldn’t do without a good Guatemala. It’s one of the most reliable base coffees for a classic espresso blend.
Guatemala is divided into 8 coffee regions. Ours is from Antigua, and grows at around 1,200 metres above sea level. Apart from location, Guatemala classifies its qualities according to altitude (SHB as the highest value). SHB stands for Strictly Hard Bean. This means the coffee was produced on farms above 1,200m.
With its mild cup profile and creamy body, the flavours include milk chocolate, almonds and a hint of citrus and stone fruit, this coffee is exceedingly well balanced.
Honduras Estrellas SHG
Estrellas is a western Honduran coffee from the area around La Campa in the Lempira region. It’s
grown by the Lencas – an Indigenous group who live and work on the coffee Fincas. They are descended from Lempira, who is a national hero for objecting to Honduras’s surrender to the Spanish crown, and whose name now lives on as the name of the country’s national currency.
Again, our selection is a SHG (Strictly High Grown) coffee, grown slowly, at higher altitude. This particular coffee is farmed between 1,150-1,450 meters above sea level. The higher the elevation the denser the bean and the better the coffee. The Lenca people use irrigation to get the most from their rich volcanic soils and then use carefully controlled manual sun-drying to guarantee a strong but low acidity coffee.
Sweet aroma, from a fairly even combination of flavours including dark chocolate and butterscotch, a hint of brown sugar and an undertone of allspice give a balanced body, gentle acidity and a smooth finish.