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Let's Start a Discussion About Anaerobic Processed Coffee

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This week, we would like to start a discussion about a more recent trend we've seen in processing green coffee.Anaerobic fermentation is not a new technological innovation, in fact, it has been successfully utilised in wine production for many years now. As the name suggests, anaerobic fermentation requires an oxygen-free environment, and in some cases, this method will include the technique of replacing the oxygen within the environment with carbon dioxide. The coffee fermented within these ideally hermetic environments can be pulped, or in the case of carbonic maceration processed as whole cherries.We have observed that coffee processed in this manner can take on particular flavour attributes and distinct characters, however, there are many risks when processing coffee using these...

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Coffee Subscription September 2019

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This week, the full April team joined together at the roastery to present our latest monthly Subscription release. Our subscription members receive between 1 to 5 bags of coffee every month, and we're committed to providing them with not only the highest quality roasted coffee but also offering access to our roasting specifications and an approach towards brewing. This month, we sent our members our latest Kenyan release, Gatamboya AA. This is the second year that we're able to work with this phenomenal AA selection from Karatina town, near the base of the impressive Mount Kenya. There are many excellent characteristics of this coffee, however, it is most commonly regarded for its distinct flavour intensity and consistently recurring berry notes....

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Should You Visit a Coffee Farm?

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What can be gained from visiting a coffee farm? It is very common to see professionals from all sizes of a coffee business undertaking annual origin trips but for what reasons? At April we believe that knowing your farmer and respecting the partnership is integral to maintaining a healthy supply chain. There are many things to be gained from visiting a coffee farm, not just a greater understanding of the agricultural processes behind producing high-quality green coffee, but also a greater understanding of the operational scale of your partner's practices and how the terms you negotiate when conducting trade can affect these operations from the ground up.   There’s certainly a buzz around visiting coffee farms, and the lines between...

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What is Specialty Coffee?

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On a recent trip to Brazil whilst visiting our partner farmer, Bruno Souza of Fazenda Esperança, Patrik filmed a short feature highlighting some of the practices that contribute to the eventual high quality of a specialty coffee. We believe strongly in working towards quality, and there are many factors during the agricultural and post-harvest processes that can determine the quality level of a coffee. In this video, Patrik explains what these processes look like, how they reflect our operational model and how we intend to maintain and progress this philosophy throughout future partnerships with partner farmers. NB: Unfortunately the sound quality of this weeks’ video was compromised. We hope that the content more than makes up for the lack of...

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Coffee Subscription August 2019

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This week, Patrik jumped back into the roastery to present our latest monthly Subscription release. Our subscription members receive between 1 to 5 bags of coffee every month, and we're committed to providing them with not only the highest quality roasted coffee but also offering access to our roasting specifications and an approach towards brewing. This month, we sent our members one of our first releases from our partner farmer in Costa Rica, Alejo Castro. The primary coffee this month, a Red Honey processed H1 varietal, is a beautifully balanced coffee with great cup quality benefiting from the excellent processing as well as the lineage of the varietal. H1 is a leaf rust resistant varietal, produced from a combination of...

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How we Buy Green Coffee at April

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This week, Patrik explains the current Green Coffee purchasing model that we apply here at April. We believe strongly in paying coffee farmers the full value that they request for their products. In this video, Patrik explains what this means, how it reflects our operational model and how we intend to apply this philosophy throughout future partnerships with coffee farmers. We're always interested in hearing what topics you're most curious to hear us discuss, and social media is a great way of reaching out to us if you would like to make a request. We welcome your thoughts and feelings on the topics raised in this week's video, as well as other ideas you would like to see us discuss...

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Coffee Subscription July 2019

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This week, Patrik jumped back into the roastery to present our latest monthly Subscription release. Our subscription members receive between 1 to 5 bags of coffee every month, and we're committed to providing them with not only the highest quality roasted coffee but also offering access to our roasting specifications and an approach towards brewing. This month, we sent our members the only Bolivian coffee we've been working with this season. As a washed Gesha varietal, we were really curious about how the varietal would shine through the Bolivian terroir. It's been a really fun experience to roast this coffee. You can expect to find incredible sweetness for a washed processed coffee, more comparable to a natural coffee but still...

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Coffee Subscription June 2019

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This week, Patrik jumped back into the roastery to present our latest monthly Subscription release. Our subscription members receive between 1 to 5 bags of coffee every month, and we're committed to providing them with not only the highest quality roasted coffee but also offering access to our roasting specifications and an approach towards brewing. This month, we sent our members the first of our Kenyan releases from the fresh harvest. This is the first year that we're able to work with this phenomenal AA selection from the Gathiruini Factory, on the slopes of the Aberdare mountain range. This particular lot, a selection of SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varietals, is our first Kenyan release from the recent harvest and...

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Coffee Subscription May 2019 - Kochere-Boji from Ethiopia

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This week, Patrik jumped back into the roastery to present our latest monthly Subscription release. Our subscription members receive between 1 to 5 bags of coffee every month, and we're committed to providing them with not only the highest quality roasted coffee but also offering access to our roasting specifications and an approach towards brewing. This month, we sent our members the first of our Ethiopian releases from the latest harvest. This particular coffee is no stranger to us, as this is the second year in a row that we're working with it. Grown at an altitude between 2100-2300 meters above sea level, and comprised of local heirloom varietals, this lot has been processed at the Boji washing station and...

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Sustainable Profile Project with Alejo Castro, our Sustainability Project

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In this video, we're at the Volcan Azul Estate in the beautiful Alajuela Province of Costa Rica, this time joining Farmer and Owner Alejo Castro at his coffee estate for a conversation about our sister project Sustainable Profile. We believe everyone should know everything about the coffee beans they are working with, in their shops or brewing at home. Together with Alejo, using our Sustainable Profile Project as a base, we are researching new and more Sustainable Varietals that will improve his yields, quality and minimize the risk of plant diseases. The aim of this project is to in the future involve more of the farmers we work with here at April. The farmers are the most exposed and lowest paid...

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