Cupboard Coffee - Brazil

 It's been a long while since we've had the pleasure of featuring Cupboard Coffee here on The Coffee Life!

If you don't know James from Cupboard Coffee

a. Where have you been?

b. You need to know James from Cupboard Coffee, he is genuinely one of the loveliest people, shockingly I still haven't met him in person (um, James what's that about?!) but we communicate regularly and I would consider him a very close friend of mine. 

*because I have been chaotically busy, there is only one recipe in this blog post, however it will be updated with an espresso recipe within the next couple of days*

So Cupboard Coffee... Who are they?

Our mission at Cupboard, is to enable you to form a deeper and more meaningful connection with coffee. Our platform gives partner farmers space to tell their own stories, as well as share updates and photos from their fam. So, you get to see exactly where our coffee come from and meet the incredible people behind it. You can even have direct conversations with each farmer in the comments section. We're incredibly excited to be the first company to enable connection between customers and farmers in this way, and would love for you to join us on this journey!

"Discovering Cafe Mió was no coincidence, it was thanks to Ana's relentless pursuit in getting her family's coffee in-front of anyone and everyone in the industry that values transparency. 2020 saw Cafe Mió bring everything in-house, from growing to processing , exporting/importing and even the final sales. It's a lot of extra work, but Ana and her parents wanted to bring everything under one roof so they could provide absolute transparency of their supply chain, and give themselves a say in the future of their own coffee."

Cup Score - 85

Region - Minas Gerais, Brazil

Varietal - Yellow Catucai

Process - Red Honey 

Taste Notes - Caramel, Chocolate, Tangerine

Lets Brew

Brewer - V60 

Recipe - 16g of Coffee to 255g of Water
30 second bloom with agitation
3 Minute total brew time 

This coffee came through with its chocolatey notes straight away, as it cooled slightly you get more citrus acidity making it a super balanced cup. 
I haven't made a coffee that hits you with the good chocolate and citrus notes for a while, so this was a delicious change from all the fruity coffees recently. 

*This blog post will be updated shortly with an espresso recipe*
Brewer - Espresso

James is doing incredible things for the coffee industry right now, building the Cupboard app to change how we view transparency within coffee. This app will allow you to talk directly to farmers (ok, but how cool is that?!?!).
Transparency in coffee has always been a thing that I constantly look for especially when reviewing coffees, I love to know where exactly my coffee is coming from if I can find it. Having an accessible app will be a godsend for me. 
I recommend everyone with iPhone to download it (and everyone with an Android when that version comes out!)

Find Cupboard Coffee

Website - here
Instagram - here
Download the Cupboard app (Apple) - here