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.
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.
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:
We also have some Nespresso compatible Redemption Roasters’ Coffee Pods – OSCAR ONE.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Great for lovers of coffee – the #Hario Mini Mill Slim Grinder is a compact hand coffee grinder.
It has adjustable burrs to enable you to control the grind size that you need – very fine grind for Espresso coffee makers, to coarse grind for Cafetiere or French Press coffee makers.
It’s easy to use – simply pop your choice of coffee beans in the top mini-hopper affix the lid and grind handle and turn the handle. The ground coffee gathers in the plastic chamber below – the Mini Mill has capacity for two cups worth of ground coffee.