At Royal we cup twice every day and we carry just about every kind of specialty coffee out there. I’ve seen it all – so it isn’t every day that a coffee really grabs my attention. The coffees that do – are inspiring. I’m sharing a few of these coffees that I’ve enjoyed so much with you. Here are some of the coffees on our sheet that are particularly notable to me:
Fully Washed Indonesians
When many of us think about traditional wet-hulled coffees, we typically tend to think of heavy, earthy, peaty, and chocolaty profiles. Recently, we have had fully washed arrivals from Sulawesi and Flores. Their stunning and unique profiles have changed my perspective about the profiles these islands have to offer. Who knew Indonesian coffees could taste Kenya-esque and could bring bright berry notes while being syrupy sweet?
Here are some of my recent favorites:
Sulawesi Toarco Jaya Peaberry Fully Washed GrainPro: Tamarind, juicy, blackberry, lime, syrupy, brown sugar.
Sulawesi Toarco Jaya AA Fully Washed GrainPro: lemon meringue, orange spice, raspberry candy, pomegranate, syrupy, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate
Flores Organic RFA Famasa Fully Washed GrainPro: Rich, zesty citrus, vanilla, caramel, tamarind, malt, very sweet.
Royal Coffee has partnered with Catracha Coffee for the last 5 years. Each year’s arrivals feature some of the best Honduran coffee I’ve ever tasted. Think citrus, plush, bright, caramel & chocolate. These juicy centrals are sure to delight your taste buds. That being said, there is so much more to the story. If you are new to Catracha Coffee, or want to learn more, we’ve written a ton on the topic.
Catracha is a profit sharing model that gives all of their proceeds back to the producers. This not only ensures producers are making a living wage, but allows them to make improvements to their farms, their community, and their family’s lives with the extra income. As Catracha grows, it continues to implement more quality control measures, educational seminars and now has a non-profit side which creates additional opportunities within Santa Elena. I have yet to encounter another program quite like Catracha but I hope that this model will encourage others to do the same in their community.
Check out all of our Catracha offerings, both in full size bags and Crown Jewel sizes
Bedhatu Jubicho’s farm is in the Gedeb district of Ethiopia. Her coffee is separated by the Banko Gotiti Cooperative which allows us to experience the fantastic flavors of the different lots on her farm in both washed and natural processed form. I am truly impressed by the work she has done to produce such excellent quality coffee and all that she is still doing at over 80 years old!
Take a look at all of her offerings here. Some notes on the processing below –
The Natural – sweet, full bodied & juicy, with notes of blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, chocolate, and a hint of citrus.
The Washed Lots – We have four lots, each with its own distinct combination of florals, citrus, herbs, berries, and stone fruit.
Do you have any coffees that inspire you? If so, chime off in the comments below or contact me firstname.lastname@example.org