The flavour profile of Archetype is all about big body, dark chocolate and caramel with a medium to low acidity. As an espresso it’s easy going and reliable, we like to pull shots of it short and...
The flavour profile of Archetype is all about big body, dark chocolate and caramel with a medium to low acidity. As an espresso it’s easy going and reliable, we like to pull shots of it short and strong to maximise that syrupy mouthfeel and bring out notes hazelnut, coco and molasses. In milk it’s super sweet like milk chocolate and butterscotch and although we usually use it in the espresso machine, a filter or french press will also deliver a satisfying and hefty brew.
High in the mountains of the Serra So Pau S’Alho in Mina Gerais, this third generation family run farm has been building a reputation for producing high quality coffee since the 1920s. Current owner Carlos Augusto R. de Melo is also dedicated to farming in a way that has a positive social and environmental impact. All workers have full legal benefits. Currently, 36 families live on the farm and so employees and their families are provided with free transportation to primary and secondary schools and medical care in Cabo Verde. They are also equipped with houses on the farm with with running water, sanitation and electricity. Temporary workers are also provided with houses during the peak of the harvest and PPE is mandatory.
The farm is UTZ certified and preserves native vegetation and wildlife in over 150 acres of forest and protected areas where water springs, streams and rivers can be found.