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Dr Strangelove coffee


In the cup:

DRIED MANGO, GARIBALDI, TOASTED ALMONDS


We created Dr Strangeove Espresso as an exciting first step for coffee lovers looking to learn more about the world of speciality coffee.

Each year we spend months tasting different coffees to find a new single-origin coffee for Dr Strangelove, a balance of vibrant fruit notes, a hint of almonds and plenty of sweetness.

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Single origin coffee for beginners

Dr Strangelove is an easy step into the exciting world of single origin coffees. It's our chance to showcase the skills of individual farmers and demonstrate how geography, processing method, altitude, even rainfall can impact the final flavour of your coffee.

It's easy (and fun) to geek out on the details of coffee sourcing. Just like you can with wine or craft beer and we find that lots of our customers are eager to learn more about the journey from crop to cup.

If you want to learn more about the sourcing story behind your coffee, Dr Strangelove is a great starting point.

If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy the brew without the details, that's cool too.

The Story behind Dr Strangelove


  1. FAZENDA BARREIRO, Brazil

    Our 2021 Dr Strangelove brew is a daring and delicious natural-process Brazilian coffee. We taste tropical dried fruits, garibaldi biscuits & those decadently sticky, candied German almonds!

    Fazenda Barreiro combines coffee farming with a commitment to environmentally & socially responsible farming. Natural forest, water sources, native birds and animals are protected and 30 families of employees live on the farm.


    FARM: FAZENDA BARREIRO, Brazil
    PROCESS: PULPED NATURAL
    IN THE CUP: Dried Mango, Garibaldi Biscuits & Candied Almonds

  2. NARINO, Colombia

    Who'd have thought Dr Strangelove's motto could be so poignant? ‘Stop worrying, love the brew’ was a message we lived by in the lockdowns of 2020.

    2020’s Dr Strangelove Extract’s first ever Honey-Process coffee from Colombia (an unusual find!) Boozy-sweet, with a subtle fruit note. All round delicious.


    FARM: El Tablon, Colombia
    PROCESS: HONEY
    IN THE CUP: DARK CHOCOLATE, KIRSCH CHERRY LIQUEUR, TOASTED ALMONDS

  3. ALIANZA CAFE, Colombia

    2019’s Dr Strangelove was a washed coffee grown by smallholders in the dizzying altitudes of the Juanambu Canyon. Working together as part of The Alianza Café association, local farmers have access to the global speciality coffee market. We loved this coffee for its sparkling acidity with notes of morello cherry and a kick of citrus.

    We were stoked to serve up the Doc' in the Design Museum alongside the Stanley Kubrick exhibition, an ode to the director of the original cult classic, Dr Strangelove.


    FARMS: Alianza Café association, Nariño, Colombia
    PROCESS: WASHED
    IN THE CUP: MORELLO CHERRY, LEMON & MARZIPAN

  4. Swally Wee Heavy: Coffee-Beer

    In 2018 we were stoked to see Dr Strangelove espresso used in a collaborations between craft breweries Wiper & True and Tempest Brewing Company.

    Together, they created Swally Wee Heavy, an incredible scottish-style beer. A delicious brown IPA at a punchy 9%, also known as a "wee heavy".


  5. Finca San Carlos, El Salvador

    In 2017 we visited Finca San Carlos in the foothills of the Santa Ana Volcano. The coffee here is shade-grown using organic methods and caring for the local environment is a priority for this inspiring farm.

    With a rich chocolatey flavour and a strong mulberry note, this was the perfect choice for our 2017-2018 Dr Strangelove.


    FARM: FINCA SAN CARLOS, Santa Ana Apaneca-Lamatepec, El Salvador
    PROCESS: WASHED
    IN THE CUP: ALMOND, MULBERRY & COCOA

  6. Finca Camelia, Colombia

    For Dr Strangelove 2016 we returned to Cauca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its importance as a wildlife and water reserve. After many years buying coffee from Santa Barbara Estate, we were happy to select its neighbour, Finca Camelia. We loved the sticky sweet flavours of blackberry almond tart in 2016’s Dr Strangelove espresso.


    Finca Camelia, ANTIOQUIA, Colombia
    PROCESS: WASHED
    IN THE CUP: BLACKBERRY JAM & FRANGIPANE

  7. Inza, Colombia

    Sweet flavours of cherry fruit compote and smooth almond butter rocked our world for Dr Strangelove 2015. The sourcing story shone a spotlight on to Cauca, Colombia, a region with a history of violence. Successful peace efforts recognising Cauca's importance as a wildlife reserve and the earning potential of the speciality coffee market have transformed the region.

    The Inza smallholders working together in the Asociación de Productores de Café del Oriente Caucano (ASORCAFE) produce amazing quality coffee which Extract has continued to buy following this initial purchase in 2015.


    FARM: ASORCAFE INZA, CAUCA, SAN ANTONIO, COLOMBIA
    PROCESS: WASHED
    IN THE CUP: ALMOND BISCOTTI & CHERRY COMPOTE

  8. LA TESALIA, Colombia

    2014's Dr Strangelove was from a relatively new farm, La Tesalia, and was only their third harvest. The washed-fermentation we used for Dr Strangelove had rich flavours of plum, chocolate and red wine.


    FARM: LA TESALIA, ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA
    PROCESS: WASHED, NATURAL FERMENTATION
    IN THE CUP: PLUM, CHOCOLATE & RED WINE

  9. Veracruz, Colombia & Gegarang, Sumatra

    2013 was a 60:40 blend of two farms. The first was Veracruz, an incredible farm which we've been working with since 2010. You can read more about Veracruz here.

    The second coffee was from a group of organic smallholders in the Gegarang village in Sumatra. The coffee had the daring fruitiness we've come to expect in Dr Strangelove with the delicious sweetness of chocolate biscuits.


    FARM: Veracruz, Colombia 60% & Gegarang, Sumatra, Indonesia 40%
    PROCESS: WASHED
    IN THE CUP: CHERRY COMPOTE, CHOCOLATE BOURBON BISCUITS

  10. INTRODUCING - Dr Strangelove!

    Our first ever Dr Strangelove was in 2012. We wanted to make a coffee which was all about incredible flavours and 100% traceability. We blended a pulped natural coffee from the Carvalho Dias and Ottoni families in Brazil with a washed coffee from Finca San Francisco, Nicaragua.

    That year, Dr Strangelove also won a ‘Future of Coffee’ award in ShortList Magazine - yes Doc!


    FARM: FAZENDA RODOMUNHO, CERRADO, BRAZIL & FINCA SAN FRANCISCO, NICARAGUA
    PROCESS: PULPED NATURAL & WASHED


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