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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 to split the group over multiple tables.We will take your order at the table, making sure we don’t have a lot of unnecessary movement in the shop.We will minimise the contact time with you and your guests (if applicable) as much as possible.Please don’t sit at the table for hours and hours, but enjoy your coffee and then give other guests the opportunity to have a seat.Tables and menu’s will be disinfected with high quality cleaning after each visit.We will serve the drinks in porcelain and glassware, it will be cleaned sufficiently with high standards of hygiene.We will look after our own personal hygiene, we hope you do so as well.Please look after each other and yourself. We want you to enjoy our coffees in the most relaxed way as...

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Espresso: Ethiopia Mulish Guji-2 washed

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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...

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Espresso: Brazil Bom Suceso Natural

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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.  ...

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Filter: Peru Oscar Cruz Coronel, Cajamarca

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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 coffee, I am taking my family forward,” he explains. “Especially with the specialty coffee I produce I can generate more income for our family, which allows us to pay for some of our children’s education expenses. I always do a selective harvest and I am pulping the cherries directly after harvesting,” he says. Then he lets his coffee ferment in an open tank but submerged in water for approximately 18 hours. When this process is finished, the parchment is washed with clean water and then dried. Oscar and Lucia have started investing in a drying structure, so to improve this post-harvest step as...

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Filter: Kenya Weithaga PB

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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 Ruiru 11. The producers deliver their cherries to the central washing station. Weithaga factory then wet processes the coffee in typical Kenyan style. The cherries are sorted on maturity and processed separately per quality group. The coffee is depulped and ferments for 12 hours. Next it is washed and graded on bean density in the washing channels. The highest qualities are soaked for an additional 24 hours in clean water before being carried out into the drying field. The coffee dries on raised beds for an average of 10 days. When the coffee has dried to 11% moisture content, Kenya’s registered marketing agents take the coffee to the weekly auction. In this auction, registered buyers are able to bid on the coffees they liked. Each buyer can take samples from the auction’s sample room to evaluate in his own lab, a week prior to the...

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