Gothenburg

Gringo Nordic

Fresh from Gothenburg’s specialty coffee scene, let us introduce Gringo Nordic Coffee Roasters as our August’s roaster!

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Gringo Nordic started roasting this year, but the team behind the roastery has many years of experience from other coffee companies such as Johan & Nyström and Gevalia. This month, we had the pleasure to ship three very special coffees.

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LA SIBERIA HONEY

Origin: El Salvador
Process: Honey
Variety: Pacamara
Altitude: 1450 masl
Flavour: Peach, mandarine & milk chocolate

The team behind Gringo Nordic have known Carmen & Rafael Da Silva, the producers of this coffee, for 15 years and visited their farms several times. Gringo Nordic describes how they always surprise them with their improvements and experiments. This micro lot is a honey processed coffee on the large sized variety Pacamara. The coffee has a sweet and soft taste of peach, mandarine and milk chocolate.

GUJI ORGANIC

Origin: Ethiopia
Process: Natural
Variety: Local heirloom
Altitude: 1800 - 2130 masl
Flavour: Fruit, sweet berries & vanilla

The small region Guji in the south of Ethiopia produces some of the worlds most exciting coffees. The quality is incredible. This natural processed coffee from small-holder farmers at Dimtu Tero is one of them. The coffee has been dried in its pulp and has got notes of dried fruit, sweet berries and vanilla. Compared to what is often found in specialty coffee, this coffee is not only produced according to organic principles, it’s also certified organic.




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KIANGAI AA

Origin: Kenya
Process: Washed
Variety: SL28 & SL34
Altitude: 1700 - 1800 masl
Flavour: Green apple, lemonade & elderflower

This fine Kenyan coffee is from the region Kirinyaga in Nyeri. 900 small-holder farmers bring their coffee to the Kiangai washing station. The coffee of the varieties SL28 and SL34 is grown in red volcanic soil, a soil rich in minerals. This coffee has notes of green apple, lemonade and elderflower. An elegant and complex coffee that tastes just as good warm as it does chilled with ice.


We hoped you enjoyed this month’s box! Don’t miss out on our next box.

Kafferostare Per Nordby

For the month of April it feels good to be back in Göteborg, Sweden’s second largest city. We are happy to introduce Kafferostare Per Nordby as our April’s roaster.

From Per Nordby we shipped three very diverse coffees from three different continents: South America, Africa and Asia.

NINGA HILL

Origin: Burundi
Producer: Ninga Hill farmers
Altitude: 1900 masl
Varietal: Bourbon
Process: Washed
Flavour: Sweet aromatics, peach, red grapefruit & orange blossom

On one of the thousand green hills in the province of Kayanza, Burundi, is the small society Ninga located. This coffee comes from a quality focused micro lot program started by Long Mile Bukeye washing station together with the farmers of Ninga Hill. This sweet coffee has notes of peach, red grapefruit and orange blossom. 

LA PICONA

Origin: Nicaragua
Producer: Olga Marina
Altitude: 1300 - 1500 masl
Varietal: Maracaturra
Process: Washed
Flavour: Juicy, hibiscus, almond & black tea

Included in the 2x250 and 3x100 Tasting box.

Finca La Picona is located in the middle of a nature reserve in Dipilto, Las Manos, Nicaragua. The area has a unique micro climate. Doña Olga runs the farm together with her husband. Their son Samuel runs a plot of the farm on his own. This is a juicy coffee with notes of hibiscus, almond and black tea. 

JAVASUNDA

Origin: Indonesia
Producer: Klaski Bean Coop
Altitude: 1200 - 1500 masl
Varietal: Tipica & Catimor
Process: Semi-washed
Flavour: Raisins, dired fruit & fresh tobacco

Only included in the 3x100 Tasting box.

Indonesia’s island Java is the world’s most populated island and is famous for its coffee. This is, however, the first time we tried specialty graded coffee from Indonesia. We are stoked to see what they will bring us in the future. This is a taste of Indonesia’s specialty movement.

 

Don't miss out on our next coffee box. You deserve better coffee!

December's Shipment

Dear friends,

December’s coffee box featuring Kafferostare Per Nordby is off! We are proud to be shipping from Sweden’s at the moment best coffee roaster. From Per Nordby we have selected three coffees from Honduras, Ethiopia and Colombia.

CRECENCIO

Origin: Honduras
Region: Santa Barbara, El Cedral
Producer: Crecencio Izaguirre
Processing: Washed
Harvest: March 2015
Soil: Clay
Altitude: 1600 masl
Varietal: Pacas

Crecencio Izaguirre's farm Santa Maria is only 0.7 hectares and so does not produce any large quantities of coffee. But what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The farm is named after Crecencio’s mother Maria and the whole family is involved in the farming process. This is the fourth season Per roasts coffee from Crecencio’s farm, which makes it his longest collaboration.

Tasting notes: Fruity aroma, plum, grape acidity, balanced body

 

HELEANNA

Origin: Ethiopia
Region: Yirgacheffe, Kochere
Producer: Heleanna Georgalis
Processing: Natural
Harvest: February 2015
Soil: Volcanic
Altitude: 1800 masl
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom

Per Nordby met Heleanna on his first trip to Ethiopia and he says she makes one of the best natural coffees he has ever tasted. Heleanna runs a dry mill in Kochere, buys ripe coffee cherries from producers in the area and is meticulous in the drying and sorting of the beans.

Tasting notes: Tropical fruit, plum, floral acidity, long finish

 

CARLOS ORTEGA

Origin: Colombia
Region: Nariño
Producer: Carlos and Ángela Ortega
Processing: Washed
Harvest: June 2015
Soil: Volcanic
Altitude: 2000 masl
Varietal: Caturra

Carlos and Ángela Ortega have a small farm of approximately 2 hectares where they grow 100% caturra coffee. The farm is located in Nariño in the south of Colombia. They run the farm with help from their two sons, Richard and Carlos. The farm is located 2000 masl which gives the coffee a well developed sweetness and a complex acidity.

Tasting notes: Sweet, raisins, complex acidity, juicy mouthfeel

Kafferostare Per Nordby

Dear friends,

Today we proudly announce December month’s featured roaster. Since December is the month of all things festive, we wanted to give you a little something. In December we’re shipping coffee roasted by Sweden’s best coffee roaster, Per Nordby.

Per Nordby has been in the coffee business for 15 years. In 2000 he moved from his hometown Karlstad, and started working at a café in Oslo. A few years later he moved back to Sweden, to Gothenburg. In 2003 he started working part-time at Caffé Espresso (later known as da Matteo). July 2007 da Matteo bought their first roaster, and Per started roasting coffee for the first time.

After roasting coffee for a few year at da Matteo, Per went on leave. He travelled to India and South America, visiting coffee farms from contacts he had gathered during his years in the coffee business. When the farmers noticed Per’s interest in coffee, they gladly showed him how everything worked, from farming to processing.

During his travels, Per knew he couldn’t go back to “just” roasting at da Matteo. He wanted to do more. Late December 2012 Per roasted his first batch under his own brand. This was the start of Kafferostare Per Nordby.

In spring 2015, the Swedish Roasting Championship was held. Per didn’t make it to the podium. This meant that he didn’t get to represent Sweden at the World Roasting Championship, which this year was held in his own city, Gothenburg. After a closer look at the score boards from the Swedish championship, SCAE Swedish Chapter realised that something was wrong. Late September SCAE announced that Per Nordby did in fact make it to the podium. Not only did he make it to the podium, he actually won the Swedish championship.

We hope you will enjoy December month’s coffee box with coffee roasted by Sweden’s best coffee roaster, Kafferostare Per Nordby.

Last date to order: 8th Dec
We ship: 11th Dec