Past SuperlativesCheck out the coffees that have been sent out to Superlatives subscribers over the years.
This month we stuck around in Costa Rica, but moved the roasting to Italy. Francesco Sanepo from Ditta Artigianale is roasting this month, taking care of “El Diamante”, a uniquely anaerobic processed coffee from Carlos Fernandez Morera, in the West Valley of Costa Rica. This is a super-cool and very exciting coffee, full of spice, sweetness, and apple pie.
Meet Tim, Eddie, Oli, and Ben — not an alternate version of the Beatles, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that. There’s definitely something ‘Yellow Submarine-like’ about their branding and social media presence. And they’re just so English. They’re also the team behind Round Hill Roastery located in Bath, England, and the guest roaster for this month’s Superlatives. You can read a little more about the coffee they roasted for us here.
June’s Superlatives is brought to you by Manhattan Coffee Roasters, from Rotterdam in the Netherlands — a fresh-crop Kenyan from Kirinyaga. Esther Maasdam and Ben Morrow, the team behind Manhattan Coffee Roasters, have repeatedly shown their skills on the competition circuit. They’re now placing that same competitive spirit and drive for excellence into their new roasting venture. We had an opportunity to sit down for a chat and find out a little more about them.
This month we travel to Kenya by way of Italy, with the legendary Rubens Gardelli roasting for us. Packed full of flavour this is a delicious way to truly savour what Kenyan coffee is all about.
This month we head to Wellington, New Zealand, with a Colombian rare varietal often referred to as the “Everyman’s Geisha”. Roasted with love and care by the team at Flight Coffee.
Five Elephant is a specialty coffee micro roastery, bakery and cafe in Berlin, Germany. Passionate about quality, their goal is to source the best coffees in the world in a way that is both socially and environmentally responsible. We sat down for a chat with co-owner and founder Kris Schackman earlier this month.
A brief chat with Talor Browne and Jørgen Hansrud, bringing you April’s Superlative, “Illubabor” from Gesha Village, Ethiopia.
This month’s coffee is an exciting Heirloom varietal from Ethiopia, progressively farmed in Gesha Village, roasted by Talor Browne and Jørgen Hansrud from Talor & Jørgen in Oslo, Norway.
This month’s coffee is a taste of what the future holds: a hybrid varietal Tabi, roasted by Anne and Charles from Koppi in Helsingborg, Sweden.
This month’s coffee is an award winning from April Coffee in Copenhagen.
All about the January 2017 Subscription coffee: Kenyan Mamuto, 2013 Vintage, roasted by George Howell.
All about our December 2016 Subscription coffee: Ethiopian Aricha, roasted by Small Batch.
All about our October 2016 Subscription Coffee: Kenyan Kieni, roasted by Coffee Collective