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May28

Covid-protocol

Posted on May 28 by

As you might know, starting 01of June we re-open the shop. We have some information for you regarding the re-opening. The following ‘rules’ will apply starting June 1st, however we also follow the basic rules as stated by the government that already everyone knows. The shop is open from 10.00-17.00u on a daily basisNO RESERVATIONS NEEDED since we only have limited capacityWhen you come to the shop, please be so kind to let us know. We will then ask you some questions about your health and with how many guests you are in total.From there we will assign you a table. It is ALLOWED to sit with two persons at one table, without the recommended 1,5mtr distancing. If you are with more than 2 persons, but you live in the same household (ie. a family) you can sit at one of our designated family tables.If you are with more than 2 persons , but you DON’T live in the same household (ie. friends, student housing) you are NOT ALLOWED to sit with the group at one table. You have...

Dec04

Espresso: Honduras Las Lomas #2 Natural (250gr)

Posted on Dec 4 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/honduras/ Marysabel Caballero and her husband Moises Herrera are working with over 200 hectares of land, planted with coffee. They are 2nd and 3rd generation coffee farmers and have been rewarded many times for his commitment to developing coffee quality in Honduras. We have known the family since mid 2000, and Nordic started buying coffee from them in 2012. Marysabel´s father Don Fabio Caballero inherited large areas of land in and around Marcala from his father, who was one of the pioneers of coffee cultivation in Honduras. After many years of poor profits, he decided to hand out land to his children, and especially to his daughter Marysabel and her husband Moises Herrera. Moises brought his own farms in to the family business and together they have almost 200 hectares of coffee separated into 17 different farms. They have since been extremely successful producing quality coffees and have contributed to the improving reputation of Honduran quality coffees. Everything they do at the farms is documented, and they invest considerable time and resources both in new equipment and...

Apr09

Espresso: Guatemala Huehuetenango Mam (250gr)

Posted on Apr 9 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/espresso-mam/ Huehuetenango is well-known for its high altitude and consistent weather patterns. The region lies at a nexus of hot air sweeping eastwards from the Plains of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico and cool air rushing down from the Cuchumantanes Mountains. The meeting of this hot and cold air creates a microclimate that keeps frost in check and enables coffee cultivation at higher altitudes: coffee production at 2,000 meters above sea level is common. These conditions are perfect for producing the sparkling acidity and distinctive fruit flavors of the region. Mam have been farming the land in Huehuetenango for thousands of years. Their traditional farming techniques include using the waste product from their sheep for organic fertilizer, rotating land to give the soil time to recover and harvesting communally. Mam farmers have also traditionally planted a wide variety of crops in a way that best utilizes the sharp altitude changes along Huehuetenango’s steep slopes. Due to its remoteness, most producers in Huehuetenango process their own coffee. Luckily, an abundance of streams and rivers in the region makes Fully washed processing...

Apr09

Filter: Guatemala Huehuetenango La Lima washed (250gr)

Posted on Apr 9 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/guatemala-lalima/ Darwin Carrillo is a second-generation coffee producer in the town of Aldea el Coyegual in the Huehuetenango region. During the harvest Darwin makes sure that only the ripest cherries are picked which this year meant that in total of four passes were made on the farm to ensure the quality of the picked cherries. After the same day depulping the coffee was fermented between 24 to 32 hours depending on the temperature, later washed and finally dried for five days. To avoid defects all the baskets and sacks are cleaned daily and the final lots are separated depending on the altitude, varieties and picking dates. The name of Darwin’s farm, La Lima, comes from the lime trees which have been planted on the farm around 18 years ago. The limes from the farm are usually being eaten and enjoyed by the employees of the farm. “I grew up in the countryside, my dad taught me the work of agriculture. When I was 14 years old, he gave me a piece of land of his fam which...

Apr09

Filter: Kenya Thika Muranga Kahuhia AB (250gr)

Posted on Apr 9 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/kahuhia/ In 2015 we were surprised to taste supreme coffee from this region, since that day Kiriaini, Weithaga and plenty of other great coffees are spoiling our taste buds. Anno 2020 we buy as many Muranga as we buy from better known regions as Kirinyaga or Nyeri. Murang’a County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the South-Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. The combination of fertile volcanic soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for high cupping coffees like this...