Two Chimps Coffee - Have Faith in the Fairies

Well, after a couple of stressful weeks of not having a laptop that worked properly, we are back!

This blog post is a little late, (much like the rest of the backlog of coffees I now have to catch up on!)  however this is the last coffee I received from Two Chimps Coffee.

If you missed the last two posts, you can find them here

Two Chimps - Oogles of Ongles - Rwanda

Two Chimps - There's a Chimp in my Kitchen - Honduras

To recap who Two Chimps are:

"Awesome coffee. No nonsense. Freshly roasted, ethically sourced coffee and coffee subscriptions tailored for you from a climate positive coffee company. 
What's more, with your first order, we will plant a tree"

Two Chimps are on a mission to fill the gap between pod machine coffee drinkers and speciality coffee drinkers by offering fresh, hand roasted, speciality coffee straight to your door. 
Two Chimps focus on hand roasted, ethically sourced, single origin coffees direct from their roastery in Rutland. Their coffees come from small farms and cooperatives from around the globe. This makes their coffee extra special because when a coffee runs out, it's gone for good. 
They pay between 30-150% more than the "going rate" for green coffee to make sure that farmers that lovingly grow and harvest such superior coffee are paid correctly for their work and effort. 

The Coffee

Have faith in the Fairies - Brazil 

Fazenda Zaroca has been in the Basilios family for over 100 years.
After a decline; in 2015 Gilberto and his brother set to turn the farm around. To start, they replanted areas with varietals such as Mundo Novo and Catuai. They now have over 16 different varietals across the site. To focus on speciality coffee, recently Gilberto has introduced static drying boxes too.
The coffees are picked and separated before drying for a day on patios. The coffees are then transferred into these aforementioned drying boxes. The boxes are a metre deep with the capacity for 15000 litres of coffee cherries. A vented grill at the bottom allows for the air to be circulated from below. They stay in these boxes for ten days before going to the local mill. This method of drying coffee helps develop the flavour profiles of the cherry.
Fazenda Zaroca and its workers have seen a massive improvement in their speciality coffees and have found themselves in the cup of excellence competition multiple times now too.
This coffee is an excellent example of their hard work.

Brazil - Fazenda Zaroca 
Process - Natural
Altitude - 1150MASL
Varietal - Topazio
Taste - Smooth and Creamy, like milk chocolate. Find toffee sweetness and soft cherry acidity in every cup. And vanilla as it cools

Lets Brew

Brewer - V60

Recipe - 15g of Coffee
250g of Water
30 Second Bloom with 30ml of Water
Total Brew Time - 2 minute 45

This brew had really subtle chocolate notes when first sipped, with a slight raisin tone. As it started to cool down more, it became a sweet syrup-y brew with some stone fruit hints of acidity. The more it cooled the more chocolate-y the brew became. 
I am in love with the name of this coffee, I love anything fairies and magic so it was a winner from the get go. 

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