Coffee, naturally! (At least we think so...)
When our friends at Millican told us they wanted to create coffee co-lab with us, we jumped at the opportunity to get involved.
So here we are, stoked to bring you these limited edition beans, made extra special by Bristol artist and animator Gavin Strange who designed the label.
The inspiration for this coffee was ‘a moment in Bristol’ – a city close to our hearts and the home of our beloved roastery.
A fiercely creative and independent city, people here have a passion for protecting the environment, for ethical sourcing and community support. You see this in the thriving independent cafe & restaurant scene, and the innovative spirit and speed at which it was able to adapt during lockdown.
You see it in the celebration of green spaces in the city. The engagement with conversations on climate change, recycling and the environment.
Creativity is woven into the streets of the city, through the vibrant and colourful street art brightening up our urban areas with regular arts trails and projects.
We wanted a coffee to reflect all of these things. Most importantly, a coffee which would be delicious when brewed on an Aeropress or Moka pot whilst off exploring the outdoors to reflect the Millican ethos. That’s why we chose the Inza Espresso – a sweet and easy-going coffee with notes of caramel and hazelnut, softening to delicious frangipane, toffee and ferrero rocher in milk. Delicious with or without milk and great with alternative mylks too.
The Inza Espresso hails from the mountains of Cauca, Colombia. Located some 1500 metres above sea level, it is an important haven for wildlife, with protected waterways and numerous conservation projects. Species include the spectacled bear, tapirs and endangered birds such as Cauca guan.
These remote mountains are also prime coffee-growing land farmed by small family-run farms which work together in the Asociación de Productores de Café del Oriente Caucano (ASORCAFE).
ASORCAFE was born from entrepreneurial and community spirit. Frustrated by private buyers paying them below national prices, 10 farmers came together to form ASORCAFE. Together they were able to engage more proactively with Colombia’s national coffee board and access the speciality export market.
The Colombian Inza hails from a carefully selected group of smallholders, just 52 small coffee farmers, from Pedregal and San Antonio, working together as part of ASORCAFE
Each micro-lot was carefully graded and scored by the association’s cupping lab and only lots scoring 85 points or more were selected for this exclusive lot.
“The mountains of Cauca, Colombia…are an important haven for wildlife, with protected waterways and numerous conservation projects. Species include the spectacled bear, tapirs and endangered birds such as Cauca guan.”
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