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About the Collection

The Roots Collection shows respect for coffee from crop to cup, taking you back to the origin and sharing real life stories of the farmers and their communities. Rewarding those who nurture and grow our coffee is what defines this special collection and remains at the heart of what we do. Every coffee is 100% certified and helps to maintain the highest environmental and conservation standard, protecting the land where our coffee is grown. The beans in our Botanical Coffee are proudly grown by female farmers at the Cecanor Cooperative in Peru which is part of Café Feminino. We have also collaborated with Project Waterfall on this collection which means 10% of our profits from each bag sold will help bring clean water to coffee-farming communities worldwide.

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The Roots Story

The Roots Collection is all about taking you to back the origin to explore the journey of coffee all the way from the farmers and their farms to the coffee we drink.

Every coffee originates with a farm, a farmer and farming community, who each have a story to tell. We want to share those stories through the Roots Collection giving insight into where our coffee is grown and giving back to those who nurture our coffee from the Roots. That all important link between the farmers, their produce and an exquisite coffee experience defines us, and our commitment to 100% certified coffee shows the value we put into maintaining the highest environmental and conservation standards. Therefore, when you drink the world-class coffee in this collection, you know you are helping our planet and improving the lives of coffee farmers around the world.

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Jabi Tehnan | Ethiopia | Credit: Project Waterfall
Ethiopia | Credit: Project Waterfall
Jabi Tehnan | Ethiopia | Credit: Project Waterfall
Ethiopia | Credit: Project Waterfall
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We are a proud supporter of Project Waterfall, a charity bringing clean water to coffee growing communities.

We donate 10% profit of every bag of Roots coffee we sell to support this wonderful cause and help bring an end to the water crisis in our lifetime.

*Image Credit: Project Waterfall

The Coffee

Botanical
Suitable for

Espresso, Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte

This sweet and nutty coffee is a blend of beans grown by female coffee farmers at the Café Feminino Cecanor Cooperative in Peru and beans farmed at Permato Gayo, a cooperative in the region of Sumatra.

This blend supports the women of Café Feminino, a powerful movement which includes thousands of women farmers from nine countries across the world. Set up in 2004, 64 female coffee producers in Peru united to change the dynamic within coffee production. They developed a never-before-existing market for women-produced coffee to serve as an important vehicle for social change and the empowerment of women coffee farmers.

Type

Blend

Source

Peru and Sumatra

Roast

Medium

Flavour Notes

Almond and Maple Syrup

Sizes Available

1kg or 227g

Flourish
Suitable for

Espresso, Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte

Flourish is a delicious blend of beans Brazil and El Salvador. The Cerrado itself is the youngest coffee growing area in Brazil, covering approximately 23% of the country, the world’s 5th largest. Brazil is known for it’s great growing conditions such as the soil, climate and temperatures, although much of the coffee is grown below 1000 MASL. Therefore, while this may not be a high acidity coffee, it makes up for it with the comforting chocolate praline profiles you will note in this blend.

The second part of this blend includes beans from the El Molino Farm in El Salvador, one of the most important and significant estates that sits amongst the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range. The beans are selected from the most productive Bourbon and Pacas trees on the farm. They were chosen due to the homogeneity of the ripeness of the cherries, allowing for precise control and processing. A classic blend of flavours with notes of pine nut, raisin and milk chocolate adding a hint of grape like sweetness and a medium acidity.

Type

Blend

Source

Brazil and El Salvador

Roast

Medium

Flavour Notes

Pine Nut, Raisin and Milk Chocolate

Sizes Available

1kg or 227g

Blossom
Suitable for

Espresso, Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte

A delicious blend of milk chocolate and caramel notes derived from beans grown by certified small holder farmers in the Minas Gerais region and cool climates in Peru, resulting in a complex, yet smooth cup of coffee with very little acidity.

Type

Blend

Source

Peru and Brazil

Roast

Medium

Flavour Notes

Caramel and Milk Chocolate

Sizes Available

1kg or 227g

Papa New Guinea
Suitable for

Espresso, Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte, V60, Filter, Chemex, French Press

Papua New Guinea is an independent state commanding the Eastern half of the island of New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea produces a range of coffees that are small holder and estate grown. Considering Papua New Guineas  proximity to Sumatra, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the coffees would be similar, but they are quite different. More common to Congo than Sumatra, coffees demonstrate bright acidity and winey fruitiness.

The Blue Mountain and Arusha varietals coupled with extremely fertile soils and high altitude growing regions (up to 2000 metres above sea level) combine to create a truly unique and characteristic coffee.

 

Type

Single Origin

Source

Papa New Guinea

Roast

Medium

Flavour Notes

Raspberry and Milk Chocolate

Sizes Available

1kg or 227g

El Salvador
Suitable for

Espresso, Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte, V60, Filter, Chemex, French Press

A clean and classic El Salvador with raisin, underlying gentle cherry and fig, grown by farmers on the El Molino farm.

El Molinito coffee comes from El Molino farm, one of the most important and significant estates of the JASAL group that sits amongst the Apaneca Ilamatepec mountain range. This volcanic range runs through the Ahuachapán, Santa Ana, and Sonsonate departments in the West of El Salvador, and is where many of the Cup of Excellence producing farms in the country are located.

The beans are selected from the most productive Bourbon and Pacas trees on the farm. They are chosen due to the homogeneity of the ripeness of the cherries, allowing for precise control and processing. The importance of selective picking and attention to detail have very much become a hallmark of the culture and success of the farm, which was inherited by current owners Jose Antonio Jr and Antonio Salaverria in 2011.

Type

Single Origin

Source

El Salvador

Roast

Medium

Flavour notes

Cherry and Maple Syrup

Sizes available

1kg or 227g

Ethiopia
Suitable for

Espresso, Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte, V60, Filter, Chemex, French Press

Ethiopian coffee is among the world’s most varied and distinctive and the Yirgacheffe ranks among the very finest.

Many Ethiopian coffees display a fruit-toned acidity characteristic; however, this all depends on the processing method. Ethiopia coffees are split into those processed by dry method, where the beans are dried inside the fruit and those processed by large-scale wet method, in which the fruit is immediately removed from the beans before the beans are dried.

In the wet-processed coffees of the Yirgacheffe region, the coffee profile is high quality and full of floral and citrus tones, which makes for a delicious cup of coffee.

Type

Single Origin

Source

Ethiopia

Roast

Medium

Flavour Notes

Strawberry and Blueberry

Sizes Available

1kg or 227g

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