From the side lines, Blackburn Estate might just look like another nice coffee, from Africa! The reality is that it has been through a roller coaster of popularity (in World Barista and Brewing Events) and in some
It is so easy to treat a coffee unfairly, like tasting a single farm Tanzania next to a Kenya or washed Ethiopian. It’s like putting the amazing young Anthony Joshua up against a school weakling or the village idiot (!). The chances are we know who would win! On the basis of comparing apples with apples and oranges with oranges, Blackburn estate is back and tasting really good, I mean as good as I ever remember it. B
Owners: Michael and Tina Gehrken
Country and Area. East of Oldeani, Tanzania
Varietals: Kent and Nyassa
Process: Shade grown and fully washed
Altitude: 1760-1950 Meters above sea level.
This is simply, refreshingly tasty! In espresso: This roast is developed beyond filter yet a little lighter than our House Espresso’s like Formula 6 or Simply. Working well from 9oz downwards in milk-based drinks, with ever more complexity the less milk is involved. Using standard dosing of 17/35g. In espresso 17g-45g, the whole cherry/ red berry, grapefruit, and black tea come to life.
Michael got the bug for
Some of the best coffee we buy is grown by farmers who purely grow it because it fits in with their environment.