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Miraflores
Miraflores
Miraflores
Miraflores
Miraflores
Miraflores
Miraflores
Miraflores

Miraflores

£9.00 - £16.00

STRAWBERRY – ROSE LEMONADE – ELDERFLOWER

Farm: Villamaría Group
Location: Chinchiná, Caldas
Variety: Variedad Colombia, Castillo Naranjal
Process: Pillow Natural
Altitude: 2100 MASL

There are many steps coffee must take before it ends up as the drink we know and love. One of the steps in particular is perhaps the most important step that defines ultimately how our coffee will taste. This step is called ‘processing’ as is key step in this lot that makes this coffee so very special.

Miraflores was developed using a rather new processing method we know as Pillow Natural. A Pillow Natural processed coffee involves fermenting the coffee cherries in an anoxic environment. The absence of oxygen and the temperature of the region will accelerate the speed at which the sugars from the cherries consume its natural yeast. The differential here is that a bag full of cold water is placed on top of the fermenting cherries which creates a seal as well as absorbing the heat created in fermentation. This atmosphere creates an incredibly unique, fruity, and tropical coffee.

The cup and the experience are mutually unique. With only 5 bags of this coffee available, we have managed to get our hands on one of them. A cup of intense strawberry jam, refreshing rose lemonade acidity and a long elderflower finish.

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Enjoy a cup of socially conscious coffee courtesy of London-based Old Spike Roastery. 

The coffee aficionados behind the brand opened the UK’s first ever speciality roastery operating as a social enterprise. Their social impact revolves around reducing homelessness through a training and employment programme, designed in partnership with fellow coffee social enterprise Change Please. 

65% of Old Spike Roastery’s profits go towards this programme. It covers getting to grips with the art of coffee roasting and barista skills as well as supporting trainees with things like mental health, work readiness and accommodation. 

What their trainees go on to do next also matters to Old Spike Roastery. Once the eight-week course is over, they match graduates with London Living Wage jobs within the industry.

More than just a feel-good brew, Old Spike Roastery coffees are responsibly sourced and taste amazing. They use high-quality grade green coffee, picked for its freshness and seasonality. 

Sourced through principles of direct trade, Old Spike Roastery pays around four to five times more than the Fairtrade minimum for their beans, so you can rest assured producers are getting a fair deal. 

The environmental problems that come with an ever-expanding global coffee market – namely farmers having to move onto land rich in biodiversity – are also on the mind of Old Spike Roastery. While they keep their own supply chain as green as possible, they also plant a tree for every bag of coffee as a way to offset some of the industry’s impact.