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.
The Handground Precision Coffee Grinder is back in stock at ArtistryCoffee.co.uk or in person at Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury.
We knew that the Handground Coffee Grinder would be a really interesting product when we first heard about it on Instagram, and then became some of the first backers of it on Kickstarter a few years ago.
It was an innovative approach to ask people who make coffee to contribute to the design from all around the world – with choices for the look, materials, accessories, and mechanics etc being made by the crowd through Instagram, Kickstarter and online surveys.
Two of the most useful features of the Handground Grinder are the side mounted handle, which makes the handgrinding of coffee beans a simpler process, and the grind control dial, making grind size less guesswork and more precise.
It is a large device, and will sit well aside your other coffee making products.
At artistrycoffee.co.uk we again sold out of the crowdsourced Handground Precision Coffee Grinders a couple of weeks ago – but we’re pleased to now have some new stock in.
So once more we’ll have the choice of Nickel or Black for this substantial, innovative, and easily adjustable manual coffee grinder.
You’ll be able to see for yourself at our Duck Farm Court location in Aylesbury, or order online.
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).
Our new supply of coffee beans is mainly coming from Redemption Roasters who specialise in high-end coffee roasting in small batches.
They’re an operation with an incredible story and mission and we’re delighted to be stocking beans roasted locally in Aylesbury in such a special project.
We’ve planned our own move to Aylesbury for a few years now, and we first came across Redemption Roasters at London Coffee Festival in 2017. We knew then that we’d love to work with them for a number of reasons.
The coffee beans Redemption roast is ethically sourced generally from small farms and Redemption have first-hand knowledge of the farms. There’s usually a story associated with each.
To have locally roasted beans was something that seemed special too, however the project that is behind the whole process is incredibly visionary and valuable.
Redemption Roasters are based at Aylesbury Prison – HM Young Offenders Institute. They are part of a project aimed at reducing re-offending rates. The vision is that by skilling up the young people with specialist vocational skills and real prospects for employment there can be transformation in the lives of these young people. Redemption host a café inside the prison where competition level barista skills are learned. They also have a roastery under the guidance of a head roaster and assistant roaster. They take charge of the roasting process and gradually allow the young people more involvement as they prove their skills.
Redemption also do all they can to help place the young people in employment on release.
So with all of this, and the fact that the coffee tastes great to – we were very exited to confirm that we will be able to sell Aylesbury Roasted beans to our customers – whether in Aylesbury itself at Duck Farm Court, or online.