Carranza Carrasco Peru :: Ethical Coffee Beans

Carranza Carrasco Peru coffee beans

With taste notes of peach, champagne, and juicy citrus the Carranza Carrasco coffee sounds quite different.

Grown at 1800m in the Santo Tomas area of Cutervo, Peru the small farm is in an isolated area but has a situation on a parcel of land that has ideal conditions.

Following processing the coffee is dried on tarpaulin laid out on patios.

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society. Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

Finca La Senda Guatemala :: Ethical Coffee Beans

Finca La Senda beans from Guatemala

From high in the hills of Guatemala, in the volcanic Acatenago region is situated a 27 hectare coffee farm Finca La Senda.

Between 1,550m to 1,970m altitude the caturra and bourbon varieties are grown on a farm established in the 1940s.

The region climate and soils naturally promote sweet flavours, brigh acidity and good body. Experimental processes and prolongued fermentations bring in additional flavours such as the blackcurrant and black grape highlighted in the taste notes.

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society.  Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

Order Finca La Senda online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or pop-in to buy a bag of beans at our Duck Farm Court location in Station Way West in Aylesbury (HP20 2SQ – near Morrisons).

Coffee Beans – Mchana Peaberry :: Kiambu region Kenya

Mchana Kenya Coffee Beans

With taste notes of Morello Cherry, Candied Lemon, Maple Syrup and complex, you know you’re in for a taste experience with these beans – and it’s no wonder.

From the Kiambu region in Kenya where there is a long history of coffee production, there is a good quality reputation from the Mchana Estate situated around 1700m.

Peaberry is generally a finer sweeter crop – where the coffee cherry has developed only one more rounded bean leading to more concentrated nutrient content.

Order Mchana online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or pop-in to buy a bag of beans at our Duck Farm Court location in Station Way West in Aylesbury (HP20 2SQ – near Morrisons).

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society.  Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

Beans from the Santa Barbara Estate – Finca San Pascual (Colombia)

Redemption Roasters coffee beans - Santa Barbara Colombia

The  beans sourced and roasted by Redemption Roasters are recommended best used as a filter – but you can always experiment to your own taste.

Grown at 1500m to 1800m in Colombia, this coffee is described as sparkling, tropical, honeydew melon taste notes. We can’t wait to try it!

These beans are derived from a deep rooted coffee growing tradition in volcanic soils with attention to every stage of production which has fostered a research initiative to ensure that coffee growing and processing is to the highest standards.

Try Santa Barbara coffee beans from Colombia and see if they sparkle for you!

Order them online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or pop-in to buy a bag of beans at our Duck Farm Court location in Station Way West in Aylesbury (HP20 2SQ – near Morrisons).

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society.  Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

San Pedro Necta (Guatemala) Coffee Beans from Redemption Roasters

Redemption Roasters Speciality Coffee available at Artistry Coffee

The high mountains of Guatemala near the town of San Pedro Necta is the location of the farm Finca La Providencia – the origin of the San Pedro Necta beans now in stock at Artistry Coffee in Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury or online at artistrycoffee.co.uk.

The farm elevation is between 1550 and 1900 meters – and an important advantage in the production of very high quality coffee.

Several springs across the area bringing abundant water resources.

The farm has passed through three generations who know the region well and are dedicated coffee producers so they take measure to help preserve the local ecology and prevent soil washing down the steep inclines.

Coffee cherries are selectively hand harvesting and eco pulped with Penagos pulpers, reducing the impact of wet processing. Post-pulping and removal of mucilage ( a slippery substance surrounding the bean) the coffee is dried on the farms patios, or in wet weather in the farms guardiolas at a slow and even temperature.

The coffee variety is Caturra from Huehuetenango region (Guatemala) and is processed with the washed method for a cleaner and brighter coffee.

TASTE NOTES are : Dark Chocolate, Black Cherry, Walnut.

This bean is recommended for best use making espresso.

Redemption Roasters coffee beans are now in stock!

Redemption Roasters available at Artistry Coffee

At Artistry Coffee we’ve been on a journey discovering more about coffee for a few years.

As part of our own home move into the Aylesbury Vale area recently we also reviewed our coffee supply and managed to connect with a great project based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute – which we first heard about at London Coffee Festival 3 years ago.

The project, run by Redemption Roasters as part of a Ministry of Justice initiative, aims to help reduce reoffending rates by providing real skills for young offenders – training them upto competition quality in barista skills. The hope is that on release they may have an opportunity to find work and Redemption have assisted in placing some young people from this project in their own coffee shops too.

Aylesbury Prison is also the location of a high quality coffee roastery where the young offenders can learn about the art & science of roasting coffee beans under the expert tuition of the Head Roaster.

We’ve been excited to not only support this project but also to upgrade our coffee supply in the process, with expertly roasted single origin coffee beans from know locations.

Redemption Roasters Speciality Coffee available at Artistry Coffee
Redemption Roasters speciality coffee beans now available at Artistry Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

The latest roasts are now in:
We’re highlighting a bean and roast more suitable for espresso:
SAN PEDRO NECTA (Guatemala)

and one more suitable for filter and pour-over coffee making:
ESTRELLA NARANJO (Costa Rica)

there’s also a blend most suitable for espresso:
AYLESBURY BLEND

We also have some Nespresso compatible Redemption Roasters’ Coffee Pods – OSCAR ONE.

The Stylish Compact Mini Slim PRO from Hario

Hario Mini Slim PRO coffee grinder

For many years we’ve stocked Hario’s Mini Mill Slim coffee grinder – which has been a popular choice with many.

The Mini Mill Slim a compact straightforward grinder, which is easier than many to adjust for the grind size you wish to use on your latest coffee beans.

Well it’s now got a new sibling!

The Mini Slim PRO from Hario is a timely update on the original, with some useful modifications.

The most obvious feature is the stainless steel in place of many of the plastic parts, and the version that we stock has a  black hopper and chamber rather than clear.

The clear acrylic lid has also been modified and the PRO version has a silicone grip around the circumference.

The important grinding burrs are still ceramic, which is helpful for good functioning and durability.

So the key thing is that many of the materials of the classic product have been upgraded, and it has a very stylish look about it!

They say “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” – but his shows that “if it ain’t broke” it may still be upgraded!

We have the Hario Mini Slim PRO coffee grinder at our Duck Farm Court location in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, or you can buy it online:

See the Hario Mini Slim PRO Coffee Grinder online

Estrella Naranjo (Costa Rica) Coffee Beans from Redemption Roasters

Costa Rica is the source of the Estrella Naranjo beans that are now in stock online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or in person at Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury.

Redemption Roasters in Aylesbury HMYOI roast this bean expertly as part of the project to give young offenders in this institution knowledge of coffee, the roasting process and competition level barista skills.

We’ve been learning something more about the origin, production, and variety:

Producers in the Naranjo area of Costa Rica are selected to participate in the Coopro Naranjo R.L. based on the quality of their coffee.  The coops aims are to support the producers and promote sustainable production.

Strictly ripe cherries are selected through the  harvest process, and production of high quality coffee is rewarded. Farms are located between 1300 and 1700 meters above sea level.

Estrella Naranjo beans from Costa Rica have tasting notes of Apricot, Nectarine, Citrus. They are sourced from Los Robles West Valley. The ripe cherries are processed with the black honey process whereby the beans are part washed and some of the sticky substance (due to the ripeness) is left on the beans as they dry for longer.  The beans are moved at points through the drying process (stirred, raked etc). The black honey process is the most expensive, intensive, and complex process. It results in a more full bodied and flavourful taste.

The beans are arabica from the Villa Sarchi variety (Bourbon related) which is well adapted to high altitudes. And a dwarf variety tolerant of strong winds.

 

Speciality Coffee Beans Roasted in Aylesbury

speciality coffee beans

At Artistry Coffee we stock speciality coffee beans roasted locally at Aylesbury HMYOI as part of a scheme to help reduce reoffending rates.

This social rehabilitation project in Aylesbury gives young offenders opportunity to learn competition level barista skills and under the guidance of a Head Roaster to understand more about coffee beans and the art and science of roasting.

We currently have 3 coffee bean origins suitable for espresso and 4 more aligned to pour-over and drip filter coffee making.

Plus a speciality coffee in Nespresso compatible pods.

See more about our locally roasted coffee beans online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or in person at Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury. (near Morrisons).

Exciting new venture in Aylesbury

We’ve recently decided that having a small shop where people can actually come in and see our range of handbrew coffee equipment and select their coffee beans would be a great way to take artistry coffee forward.

We found a little unit in the lovely Duck Farm Court in Aylesbury and have recently set about giving a bit of a freshen up inside – so we’ve had the paint brushes, rollers and paint pads out as we have been getting the little unit ready to become our new base.

artistry coffee new base getting ready
painting Duck Farm Court ready to start the new Artistry Coffee base.

Duck Farm Court in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire is on the site of one of the original old 18th century duck farms where the famous Aylesbury Duck was bred. These days the site has been integrated into the developments around but some of the ancient charm remains.

It’s in fact pretty close to the centre of Aylesbury – on Station Way (unsurprisingly near to the station), and just behind Morrisons.

We’re excited to have a new base and look forward to posting on social media from there, and dealing with your orders and also enhancing further our knowledge of handbrew coffee and handbrew coffee equipment.

If your in Aylesbury Vale then why not pop in to our little shop and see what’s going on – we’re at:

Unit 25, Duck Farm Court,

Station Way, Aylesbury,

Buckinghamshire. HP20 2SQ

Our normal opening hours will be 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday, but we’ll often be there outside of those times – so you can call on 01923 537547 to see if we’re going to be around.

Artistry Coffee's new base in Aylesbury
Sizing up the new base for Artistry Coffee
Duck Farm Court in Aylesburt the new home of Artistry Coffee
Duck Farm Court the home of Artistry Coffee