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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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How we Brew Coffee with the Origami Dripper

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There are now many different brewing devices to choose from when selecting your ideal coffee brewer, with new concepts and designs now released on a regular basis. One particular device which has seen an increase in popularity recently, the Origami Dripper, was recently utilised by Jia Ning Du in Boston as a part of her World Brewers Cup 2019 winning open service routine. This week, Patrik explores some of the potential ways to use this brewer and explains why the versatility of the brewer may be its greatest strength.  

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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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Introducing Filter Drip Packs

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This week, Patrik demonstrates our latest release. A Filter Drip Pack we've introduced to make brewing on the go that little bit easier and more convenient. Created for all of you travelers and jet-setters, those that wish to explore the world yet expect a tasty cup of Filter Coffee wherever you go. Our first release features two excellent Ethiopian coffees, a Naturally processed Surma Gesha from the Gesha Village estate as well as a fresh washed processed Ethiopian Heirloom from the Boji Processing Station in Kochere.

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Implementing Quality Control using Triangulation Cuppings

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This week, Patrik explains our approach to internal quality control as well as sharing one of the methods we've found particularly valuable recently. Cupping your profiles is a core practice of all coffee roasters, however, there are different ways to evaluate your profiles with some methods preserving more objectivity than others. By implementing triangulations you can develop confidence in your profiling, as well as creating more certainty that you're moving in the right direction without unconditional bias.

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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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Our Profile Roast on Ikawa for the World Brewers Cup Final 2019

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This week, Patrik is replicating his roast profile designed specifically for the World Brewers Cup Final 2019. The Ikawa Pro is a small batch sample roaster that offers its user the ability to edit and customise their roast approach, whilst also creating highly replicable profiles that can be saved and shared between units and users. Due to the versatility and small profile of the hardware, this roast machine can be an invaluable tool when competing. In this video, Patrik explains the philosophy behind his profile as well as why matching your roast profile with your brew method is integral to creating a quality cup. If you have access to an Ikawa Pro, you can use the following link to find...

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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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