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.