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Brazil Primavera

We found this coffee to be exceptionally well rounded and balanced with a smooth and pleasing mouthfeel, its flavours are synonymous of Brazilian coffees with nuts and chocolate tones up front and a sweet finish of caramel and orange peel.

  • Region

    Chapada de Minas

  • Altitude

    1,000 m

  • 26.0 °C

  • Variety

    Yellow Catuaí

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Peru San Fernando

Slow fermentation eliminates the sour malic acid from the coffee beans and adds a real depth of flavor unique to other methods. We find it elegantly sweet with blueberry and black currant notes upfront with a lasting aftertaste of strawberry and milk chocolate. 

  • Region

    Cusco

  • Altitude

    1,700m - 2,200m

  • 27.0 °C

  • Variety

    Typica, Bourbon, Catuai

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Ecuador Espíndola

A real easy drinker with great sweetness, gentle acidity and a velvety body. We found notes of  chocolate brownie, passion fruit and hazelnuts in the cup. 

  • Region

    Loja

  • Altitude

    1,600-1,800 m

  • 21.0 °C

  • Variety

    Caturra, Typica & Bourbon

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Rwanda Ruvumbu

A burst of acidity like biting into a ripe grapefruit is followed by a delicious sweetness similar to stewed fruits and toffee, finished with a thick syrupy body. 

  • Region

    Western Province

  • Altitude

    1,700m

  • 16.2 °C

  • Variety

    Reb Bourbon

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DR Congo Muuango Women

Enjoy a burst of black cherry and honey with a lingering aftertaste of blueberry and raspberry.

  • Region

    South Kivu

  • Altitude

    1,820m

  • 22.3 °C

  • Variety

    Bourbon

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Uganda Nymasule

A mild, balanced cup that leads with cocoa and an orange-fig marmalade type acidity, edging on dark cherry. Citric acidity turns into dry grapefruit as it cools.

  • Region

    Kasese

  • Altitude

    1,600m - 2,000m

  • 29.3 °C

  • Variety

    SL28 and SL14

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Sumatra Blue Toba

Sumatran coffees usually offer a funkiness unlike most other origins. Dark flavour notes and body usually dominate, however, Blue Toba also delivers sublime complexity, crisp acidity, texture and rich layers in the cup.

  • Region

    Sipangan Bolon

  • Altitude

    1,300 m

  • 17.8 °C

  • Variety

    Lintong, Lini-S & Tim Tim

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Colombia La Julia

Colombia is something of a powerhouse in the coffee growing world. It offers a diverse variety of flavour profiles ranging from highly acidic and Kenyan-like to much heavier, chocolatey, Brazil-like coffees. This particular coffee exhibits flavour notes of juicy mandarin with tamarind and chocolate.
 

  • Region

    Jardin

  • Altitude

    1,650-1,700 m

  • 15.6 °C

  • Variety

    Castillo & Colombia

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Ethiopia Kayon Mountain

An aromatic and intensely fruity cup which proved extremely special for us on the cupping table scoring an outstanding 90 with a sweet, floral and complex profile of blueberry, lavender, apricot jam and papaya.
 

  • Region

    Guji Zone, Oromia

  • Altitude

    1,900-2,100m

  • 14.3 °C

  • Variety

    Heirloom

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Nicaragua La Roca

The fantastic thing about Nicaraguan coffees is the diversity of flavours you can find. They are typically quite complex and capable of many fruity flavours with clean acidity. La Roca is particularly fruity with notes of black cherry, blackberry, and milk chocolate.

  • Region

    Dipilto

  • Altitude

    1,250-1,500 m

  • 22.4 °C

  • Variety

    Caturra, Bourbon & Paca

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Honduras Finca El Marañón

At Finca El Marañón the natural forest provides shade to the coffee trees. The canopy regulates the environmental temperatures and results in the coffee cherries grown to have more complex sugars resulting in a wonderfully sweet coffee. We found it to have notes of vanilla, clove and rum. 
 

  • Region

    Cabañas, La Paz

  • Altitude

    1,616 m

  • 26.0 °C

  • Variety

    Catuai & Ihcafe 90

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Guatemala Red de Mujeres

Complex, fruit driven and deliciously sweet. You will find tasting notes of rhubarb, cherry and tropical fruits with a syrupy cane sugar sweetness.

  • Region

    Huehuetenango

  • Altitude

    1,600-1,850m

  • 13.5 °C

  • Variety

    Bourbon, Pache, Caturra

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Mexico Nayarit

Expect a heavy body with hints of brown sugar and walnut, a mild acidity with similarities to earl grey tea and a very unique peppery finish.

  • Region

    Nayarit

  • Altitude

    1,150m

  • 8.0 °C

  • Variety

    Typica and Caturra

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What is Speciality Coffee?

We always talk about speciality coffee, but what does that actually mean? How is our Handpicked coffee special and why is it worth waiting a month for that one bag to come through your letter box?

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FAQs

So what exactly do I get in the Cafédirect Handpicked delivery box each month?

Each month on our coffee subscription service you will get an envelope containing a 250g bag (20-25 cups) of gourmet coffee chosen by our experts that month from around the world, a gorgeous leaflet explaining the provenance of the coffee and our tasting notes.

Should I order Whole Beans or Ground?

If you have your own bean grinder then Whole Beans is a perfect choice, especially if you like to make your own espresso. If you're not sure, Ground is always the safer option to start with and you can change between the two at any time via your account page.

Should I order the espresso or filter plan?

If you mainly brew your coffee with an espresso machine or stovetop, or add lots of milk, then the espresso coffee delivery plan is for you. If you generally brew in a cafetiere, aeropress, or V60 then you’d be better off with the filter plan. You can easily switch between the two at any time on your account page.

What’s the difference between the espresso and filter coffees?

Our Filter coffees are roasted light – medium to bring out all the nuances of the flavour of the coffees. These coffees are best brewed in cafetiere, aeropresses or pour overs like Hario’s V60. They are best drunk black or with a dash of milk to taste. If you order your coffee ground it will be a medium grind to suit all filter methods.

Our Espresso coffees are created to be more suited to espresso methods of brewing. They are roasted slightly darker than our filter coffees to ensure they deliver the intensity of flavour needed to give you a true espresso experience, and to cut through the milk if you are making lattes, cappuccinos or flat whites. If you order this coffee ground it will ground fine to suit espresso brewing methods.

How is this different to buying a bag at the supermarket?

Our coffee subscription is different in quite a few ways, most notably the quality of the coffee and where it's sourced from. Cafédirect Handpicked selects coffee which is equivalent to a Gran Reserva in Spanish wine - only the very best beans and farms makes it into a Handpicked box. We freshly roast the beans and deliver them within 7 days of roasting which is never possible from a supermarket; in fact most of their coffees take weeks to even arrive on the shelves and it's a common fact that fresh pre-ground coffee is best drunk within 4 weeks of roasting.

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