We are on a mission to help the world fall in love with speciality coffee and so are super excited to bring you our new reserve menu.
We have always tried to bring you the best coffees we possibly can and then to brew them with precision and skill to bring the best out of them. Today we are taking that up another notch with our reserve menu of some of the most exquisite and rarest coffees in the world.
We absolutely love exploring all that coffee has to offer; the incredible diversity of origins, varietals, processing methods, roasting styles and brewing methods means the possibilities are endless.
To get the best out of the coffees we buy we brew them within the first month after it was roasted and then we test them and adjust the brew recipes daily as the coffees age. This is impractical for very expensive coffees and so we have been experimenting with freezing these exceptional coffees to preserve them.
To get a tiny bit more geeky we have found that we can vacuum pack the coffee and then freeze them at the point when they taste their best. This locks the beans in that state so we can bring the best out of them at any point. As an aside, grinding coffee from frozen has now actually been proven to give a more even grind distribution, making an even better brew!
All the coffees on our reserve menu are utterly exceptional and are the absolute pinnacle of what is available in the world. We have bought in a limited amount and have frozen them when they taste their best.
When you are next in, have a look through the reserve menu (you can also see it here) and pick something that grabs your attention and then choose whether you would like to drink it as an espresso or as a filter. An espresso will be more intense and powerful and a filter will be more delicate and gentle. You could maybe compare it to the differences between a whisky and a wine. Both ways are incredible and bring out different sides of the same coffee.
We are starting the menu with five amazing coffees from four different countries and four different roasters giving a great range. All of them are available as a filter and three of them as an espresso. We plan to add more exceptional coffees to this menu so keep checking and we can go on this adventure together. We are so excited to be able to brew these outstanding coffees and can't wait to share them with you.