Roaster Spotlight: Dear Green Coffee
Glasgow based Dear Green was established in 2011 from a place of passion & of ethical frustration. They proudly roast seasonal & ethically sourced coffee beans & pursue excellence by only creating 'speciality grade' coffee which means all their coffee has a minimum score of 80/100 when graded for aroma, flavour & uniformity.
They ensure each one of their coffees meets high ethical policies & they roast to maximise the sensory tasting experience.
Being big supporters of the war against climate change, all Dear Green's packaging is biodegradable & they strive to create as little waste as possible when creating their delicious brews.
Green Coffee: Ethiopia, Geta Bore
Geta Bore Cooperative was born out of a group of Technoserve funded projects. The Coop is currently part of a training project funded by Coffee Circle and the German Government. As one of the most northern located coops under the Kata Maduga umbrella, Geta Bore members are dispersed in a highly forested area of Illubabor, namely the Metu Bishari forest. The coffee is delivered to the only central wet-mill and processed with an Eco-Pulper - Penagos 2500. It then undergoes a single wet fermentation overnight subsequent skin drying in the shade for 8/12 hours and then a final 12 to 14 day drying stage on African raised beds. Harvest typically takes place between November and Jan/Feb.
Tasting Notes: Peach, Honey and Clementine
Dear Green: Rwanda, Tumba Coffee
Tumba coffee washing station is located in the northern province of Rwanda, a region known for producing some of the finest coffee in the country.
Tumba was established in 2007 and is now owned by Venuste Mugiraneza, the only founding member who was a local inhabitant. A former teacher, Venuste is passionate about coffee and has developed his experience and expertise over the past 10 years.
He is also aware of many hurdles coffee farmers can face, so he has been investing in farmer extension services. He works tirelessly to keep the station in a good condition so to continue to deliver perfect quality and support the farmers he works with.
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Clementine, Brown Sugar
Dear Green: Columbia, Amaca EL Tambo Coffee
AMACA (Asociación de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca) is a group of women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia that was formed in 1999 by 80 women from El Tambo, in Colombia’s Cauca department. Now AMACA is 140 smallholder members strong, all women farm owners and heads of household—and their coffees are fantastic. All of the members and their families derive their livelihood from the cultivation and production of coffee.
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Apple, Hone