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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: Ethiopia Mulish Guji-2 washed

Posted on Dec 4 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/coko/ The Mulish washing station is a fairly new processing plant – established in 2014. Apart from its relatively young age, it is managed by our experienced partners of Testi Trading. In the surrounding hills and mountains of Danbi Uddo, a sub-district of the Shakiso Woreda, approximately 850 smallholders own 2 to 5 hectares and deliver their yields to Mulish washing station. The Mulish washing station is well prepared to process more than 280 tons of green coffee during harvest. Daily operations are smooth because of sufficient materials to process the bulk of the harvest; an Agarde Pulper, flotation tanks, and raised beds. Washed coffees are fermented for 36 to 48 hours and dried for a maximum of 12 days. Naturals are laid to dry for 15 to 18...

Apr09

Espresso: Brazil Bom Suceso Natural

Posted on Apr 9 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/espresso-brazil/It is immediately apparent that this Natural from Fazenda Bom Sucesso is the product of the hard work and care of two incredible individuals, Jose Vitor Luz and his partner and wife Luiza. The two invest time and attention into their farm every single day. It shows in the high-quality coffee they produce.Before owning Fazenda Bom Sucesso, Jose Vitor Luz worked for many years as a farm manager. In 1999, after consulting with his wife, Luiza, the couple decided to purchase their own farm. Always maintaining a positive outlook, the two work on the farm year-round, striving to continuously improve the quality of their coffee.   In addition to their daily work on the farm, Jose and Luiza love to host their friends at their home. They often have friends over to have a cachaça (a popular Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice) and eat a roasted chicken that had been raised on their own land. Their table is also filled with a wide variety of tropical fruits from the orchard they cultivate on their land in addition to coffee trees.  ...

Apr09

Filter: Peru Oscar Cruz Coronel, Cajamarca

Posted on Apr 9 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/peru-cajamarca/ Oscar comes from a community called Miraflores del Norte, which is located in Huábal. Huábal is a beautiful micro region with staggering altitudes that is only an hour drive away located from Jaén, the new coffee capital of Peru in the Northern region (mainly referred to as Cajamarca region). Since a few years this wider region is becoming more widely known for it outstanding qualities and mouthwatering flavor profiles. Especially the cup of excellence has contributed to this fame and the district is home to several finalists of the competition. In the surroundings of Miraflores del Norte, coffee farms reach up to 2000 meters above sea level and most of the coffee is grown with a minimum amount of shade. The coffee is characterised by elegant (yellow) fruity flavors, citric notes and some florals. Oscar has been a coffee grower for over 30 years now, and he is farming on the land that he has inherited from his parents. Together with his wife Lucia, he decided to focus on improving his coffee quality because “thanks to...

Apr09

Filter: Kenya Weithaga PB

Posted on Apr 9 by

Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/weithaga/ Weithaga factory is part of the New Weithaga Farmers Cooperative Society. New Weithaga consists of four factories: Weithaga, Kahindu, Kianderi and Koimbi. Altogether, New Weithaga services roughly 2800 coffee producers. Weithaga alone has 600 members of which 450 active with an average of 150 trees per farm. The factory services Weithega and Kiiru villages. It was established in 1970s. The washing station together with the drying field occupies a 3 acre piece of land. Rainfall ranges from 1,200 and 1,500 mm annually. Kenya has two rainy reasons, which dictate the crop. Long rains normally arrive from March to May. This will trigger the flowering for the Main (or late) Crop. Harvesting for this crop takes place from October to December. The short rainy season falls from October to late November. These rains will trigger the flowering for the early crop or fly crop, which is harvested from May to July. The factory services producers who cultivate coffee at altitudes between 1500 and 1700 meters above sea level. Predominant varieties are SL28 and SL34 (98%) with only a small percentage of...