Steeped Bundle Mix
Steeped Bundle Mix
Experience picks from the season of coffee with our Steeped Gift Box, which contains 14 steeped bags, from our coffees.
5 x Gakuyuini, Kenya
5 x Baltazar Mendez, Guatemala
4 x Cerro Azul, Colombia
About this bundle
Experience our picks from the season of coffee in a simple and elegant gift box, which contains 14 steeped bags, ready to brew. Just add filtered water to enjoy one of our picks of the season.
Our three selections for Steeped, all three from this years harvest, is available as a gift box.
The Gift box contains 14 Steeped bags, a simple and elegant way for us to present a selection of the coffees we find most exciting, removing many brewing variables, and allowing quality and character to shine.
Just add filtered water to enjoy one of our picks of the season.
Steeped bags are a simple and elegant way to present a selection of the coffees we find most exciting, removing many brewing variables, and allowing quality and character to shine.
Individual doses are ground and sealed in nitrogen-flushed packages, maintaining the clear aromatic character of freshly ground coffee, for over a year after roasting.
The Gakuyuini factory is located just outside the small town of Ngariama, in the eastern Kirinyaga region. Like much of the excellent coffee we find in Kenya, Gakuyuini is located on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, home to fertile volcanic soils and plentiful high altitude. Most farmers here have coffee as their only main cash crop, so the cooperative is encouraging them to grow more coffee to benefit from these high prices, supporting them with seedlings and agronomic advice to maintain quality. This work passes through into the cup, with a ripe and rich character of forest berries and caramel.
A long drive up into the mountains from Concepción Huista, one of the larger towns in the area, lies Baltazar Mendez’s farm. Here in the Huista micro-region, the landscape is dominated by very small-scale farms and the Mendez family farm is no different, at only 1.1 hectares. The conditions high in the tropical Guatemalan highlands, characterised by high humidity and cool temperatures, lead to a long, slow fermentation of around 40 hours. This leads to a crisp and complex expression in Baltazar’s coffee, with notes of red grape balanced by a rich toffee-like sweetness, before a black tea finish.
Café Granja La Esperanza’s iconic Cerro Azul Geisha; showcasing soft floral aromatics, followed by a rich berry jam character in the cup. This incredible quality of raw material has to be treated with great care at each further stage, in order to preserve the potential created in the field. Luckily the team at Cafe Granja La Esperanza consistently take care of these stages of the process with aplomb. This lot first goes through 36 hours of fermentation in open tanks, often in cool conditions high on the farm, before being transported down the mountain to the La Esperanza farm for drying, first in mechanical driers for 48 hours, then finishing slowly and evenly on raised beds over approximately 4 weeks. This leads to a flavour profile with enhanced sweetness and soft fruit notes, while maintaining the floral character of the varietal. This lot has soft violet florals, followed by complex berry jam in the cup.