About the Coffee
A rich, medium-dark coffee with flavours of dark chocolate, fruit loaf and caramel that soften in milk to create a smooth and balanced staple for our wonderful and conscious customers.
This organic certified espresso is sourced from two long-standing grower partnerships.
Meet the Growers
Since 2015 Extract has bought coffee from a pioneering organic farm in Honduras to use in our Organic Espresso. Liquidambar, an organic farm in the San Marcos region at an altitude of 1530 metres above sea level, run by the incredible Delmy Regalado. The coffee is picked, processed and dried over a period of 12-15 days to achieve an optimum moisture content of 12%.
After processing, the cherry pulp is recycled as compost, with the help of the Californian red worm, and reused on the farm. Liquidambar sell their compost on to other growers in the area, the result being that not just their coffee but their neighbours coffee is all organic too! Great care is taken to protect the water resources of the farm, which also serve the local community and indigenous wildlife.
Social, as well as environmental responsibility, are paramount here. Coffees are handpicked and sorted by a team of skilled workers who are housed and provided with medical care by the farm.
Coupled with the coffee from Honduras is a delicious organic coffee from Sol & Cafe Cooperative in Peru.
Following great success working with the Sol & Café Co-operative in Peru, and in an effort to continue this relationship of sustainability, we are now sourcing an organic coffee from this same smallholder group.
The coffee adds a good stable sweetness and balance to the blend, with notes of cocoa and brown sugar.
Meet the Roasters
Extract Organic is roasted on Bertha, a 120kg Probat roaster rescued from Bosnia in 2012. When we found Bertha she was completely decommissioned, a pile of parts destined for scrap.
Over four years we rebuilt this machine, retro-fitting an afterburner to eliminate VOCs from it’s emissions and drastically improving fuel efficiency. Today, Bertha runs on just 40% of her original fuel consumption - a beautiful and efficient machine.