Oct 03

Cast Iron Roasted Coffee

I am still on my journey to learn more about coffee and received the second bag chosen by the Coffee Roasters through my letterbox. This was a gift from my children for my last birthday. I love it. The gift that keeps on giving.

I must admit that I was a little disappointed when I saw that it was another Ethiopian Yirgacheffe but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It is delicious.

The Roaster – Cast Iron Coffee Roasters (Sussex)

Cast Iron facts:

  • Family run business operating out a Sussex workshop producing high quality speciality coffee
  • Output is seasonal and therefore they use beans from producers from around the globe.
  • Aim to get coffee to customers mail order within 3 days of ordering. Roast date is stamped on the bag.
  • Philosophy based on showcasing each bean to provide a coffee that is true to its style.

The Coffee – Rocko Mountain Yirgacheffe – Ethiopia

I had been expecting something similar to the last Yirgacheffe that I tried but this was far from what I found. A little group of us stood round in the staff room at work with a small cup each. Strawberry jam was the overriding impression we got. Uncanny.

  • Natural pressed coffee coming from smallholders based around Rocko Mountain in Harwich Worada, Yirgacheffe.
  • It is an heirloom varietal. A bit of a catch all for the thousands of cross pollinated varietals found in Ethiopia. Delicious.
  • This is the 3rd year that Cast iron have produced this coffee and it is one of their favourites.
  • Cast Iron say that it is like a strawberry starburst sweet. I thought that it tastes like a strawberry cream chocolate from a box of milk tray.
  • All in all, a really pleasant drink to keep going back to.

This made me want to get more from Cast iron. They do have a subscription service but for now I am going to let the Coffee Roasters continue my education. Looking forward to the next one.