Historically we have sold 90% of our organic coffees, as non-organic. Our reasoning has always been that we only buy coffee when we love it! By not telling anyone about our Organic coffees, the integrity, lower yields and higher costs of production for our coffee farmers is wasted and we are on a mission to see if there is an appetite for change.
We have been roasting Organic coffee for our trade customers for some years now but have decided to offer it as a retail option as well. Several of our coffees are organically produced, traced and certified by the Soil Association. We only roast Organically on #OrganicWednesday due to the extra steps involved to ensure the process is fully traceable organic, therefore if you would like to order an organic coffee you may have to wait a couple of days until we roast it on a Wednesday, if you have ordered non-organic coffee at the same time we will send the whole order at once to save on postage costs.
For those who haven’t brewed Naturelle before, the ethos behind the blend is all about organic ingredients. In coffee terms, we try and keep THE VERY BEST Ethiopian coffee we can buy as the champion and then there are one or two base elements or carriers to elevate it. At the moment we are using;
Suke Quto pulped natural from the Guji area of Sidamo in Ethiopia and Sitio Grota from Sao Pedro, Brazil. This is a reversion to the times of juicier espresso and more fruit in general, however, it is really balanced and tastes really good.
We have always roasted and brewed Naturelle lighter, to elevate the citrus and clarity. For the best espresso, you can extract from as low as 14g into 50g as there is nearly always more sweetness with less coffee, in the next breath you can still make some great coffee using triple baskets and 21g’s….you just don’t HAVE TO up dose! Also in my list of growlings water is so important.