This year’s Christmas Blend Coffee highlights full body and balance, with stone fruit sweetness from our Rwanda Kinini and some faint nut, spices and sugar browning notes from our Colombia Racafe...
This year’s Christmas Blend Coffee highlights full body and balance, with stone fruit sweetness from our Rwanda Kinini and some faint nut, spices and sugar browning notes from our Colombia Racafe. Roasted between filter and espresso this coffee should be the perfect all rounder for the Christmas Dinner Coffee course. It has enough sweetness and complexity to be enjoyed black as well as the body to cut through milk.
It’s not been an easy year for any of us but it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel. In gratitude to all the amazing people we owe so much to in the NHS, £1 of every bag will go toward the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Appeal. This contributes towards a variety of causes from Dementia Patient support to Mental Health Support. Find out more by clicking on the link below.
We're also keen to continue supporting our friends in Rwanda this Christmas, where we source one of our finest coffees from the Kinini washing station. Initially set up as a charity to help widows and orphans of the 1994 genocide, the Kinini washing station has since gone from strength to strength. We saw this first hand on our coffee origin trip back in 2017. It now processes coffee from over 600 farmers, each farming on a plot of land of around 0.5 hectares in the Rulindo district of Rwanda. 3 full time Agronomists provide education for farmers year round to improve their crop quality, ultimately receiving a better yield and price. If farmers want to grow more coffee, they can be provided with free saplings and when coffee is harvested it is transported daily from farm to washing station to improve freshness. This is a beautiful coffee we have now enjoyed for years so it’s a pleasure to feature it in this year's Christmas Blend.
The brighter notes of this Kinini are balanced out with a full bodied Colombian from Antioquia and Huila. The large 15-16 screen sizes of this Excelso coffee ensure the largest beans are separated out giving consistency when sorting before being milled at origin and finally exported to us. This makes it an excellent coffee to offer up full, velvety body, mild acidity and soft baking spice notes in this blend.