Two Chimps Coffee - Merry Chimpmas

 Now I know what you're thinking "Jass, it's January, Christmas is over" ... sure, sure, however there was one coffee that I didn't get time to blog about in December, but I wanted to showcase it on here, no matter how late it was, not only because it's a lovely brand who I worked with last year, but it's pretty damn tasty too. 

Two Chimps coffee were kind enough to send over a bag of their Christmas Coffee over to me in December, there have been a few posts including Two Chimps Coffee which you can read here

If you are new here, and haven't been introduced to Two Chimps, allow me:

"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

This limited edition coffee is grown by the Kateshi and Isanya Estates in the Northern Province of Zambia. The conditions here are ideal for coffee production. Close to the equator and high in altitude, arabica coffee shrubs grow very happily in this hot summer climate. 

The Beans
Region: Zambia, Kateshi
10 Farm Co-operative
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1340-1400MASL
Certification: UTZ, RFA

Taste: Super tasty and full bodied. Sweet mentions of marzipan, cosy down with a Black Forest gateau acidity and rich chocolate!

Let's Brew!

Brewer: Clever Dripper 

Recipe: 15g / 225g

Ratio: 1:15

Method: Water in first, add coffee and stir, brew for 2 minutes 45 seconds and plunge on top of server.

This coffee came out super smooth and sweet, a huge pudding taste, and slightly almond-y much like marzipan. The acidity was welcomed by a delicious sweet cherry taste which lingered for a while after sipping. As it cooled, it almost became citrus-y, with a prominent orange taste which added to the Christmassy feel of this coffee. It was absolutely delicious, and I hope Two Chimps can get this back next year because I will definitely be getting some! 

Because this blog post is a little bit late, this coffee is no longer available on their website, however they do have some other incredible coffees available! 

Find Two Chimps 

Website - Here

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