Welcome to the Ritual Coffee Shop.
Offerings change monthly, depending on the freshest harvests available.
Our 400g bags are enough for you to really get to know each bean.
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Juicy citrus acidity (blood orange!) and a dark toffee sweetness.
Region: Las Flores, Santa Barbara
Altitude: 1400-1600m ASL
Harvested: early 2013
Processing: washed.Finca Paraiso is owned by Ovidio Gomez and is in the Las Flores micro-region in central Honduras. He has been farming for over 15 years, and placed 11th in the 2011 Cup of Excellence competition with coffee from Finca Paraiso. He used the prize money to build new drying beds and a wet mill so that he has complete control over the quality of his coffee.
And if this coffee is anything to go by, he's doing a fantastic job! Up front is a really pleasant, sweet acidity that is almost marmalade-y. Sweet malty, milk chocolatenotes follow, and it finishes super clean and sugary sweet.
Creamy chocolate and almond sweetness with a citrus-peachy finish.
Region: Huila, near town of San Agustín.
Altitude: 1350-1900m ASL
Varieties: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia, Typica, Bourbón
Harvested: May 2013
Processing: fully washedThis is a brilliant cooperative that we've been buying for 3 years now. In Nov 2013 we were able to visit Colombia with our supplier to check out the operation first hand, and we were impressed! Here's some photos from that trip.Our supplier has implemented a program where farmers are offered up to double the going rate for their coffee as long as it is above a certain quality. The result is better coffee, and better livelihoods for the 50 or so families that make up the Asociación Los Naranjos.This crop has the same juicy-fruity acidity and incredible depth of sweetness. I was tasting orange and apricot in the acidity, along with vanilla and roasted almonds in the sweetness.This is the kind of coffee we're proud to stock: it's 100% traceable and 100% delicious!
Clean caramel sweetness, hints of raspberry and Turkish delight.
Altitude: 1500-1700m ASL
Varieties: Bourbón, Caturra, Catuaí
Harvested: Nov 2012 - Feb 2013
Processing: dry fermented, washed, dried on patios.
We first bought this coffee in 2012, and loved it so much we asked our supplier to import it for us. We also contacted Freddy himself and he was delighted that we are offering his coffee again. This is a relationship we hope to continue into the future!
You can find Finca Pacaybal on Facebook if you want more info.
For me, this is one of the best kinds of coffee as a single origin - a very complex and refined coffee. There’s a lovely underpinning caramel & milk chocolate sweetness, with soft florals and a berry acidity hinting and raspberries and Turkish delight. The finish is sugary and clean.
Rich & creamy blend; sweetness of dark chocolate and stone fruits.
Colombia Los Naranjos
Guatemala Rio Azul
Brazil Rainha natural
With the arrival of the freshest harvest from Los Naranjos, Colombia, it's time to welcome our Summer seasonal blend.
You can expect the same delicious creaminess from our Brazil Rainha, as well as fuller, fruitier notes from the fresh Los Naranjos.
This is our crowd-pleaser blend; great with or without milk.
Our seasonal blends evolve according to what’s freshly harvested. This version will be available until around February 2014.
Very fruity; blueberry & dried apricot, with a dark chocolate sweetness.
Region: Yirgacheffe, Southern Ethiopia
Altitude: 1800m ASL
Varieties: various heirloom
Harvested: late 2012
Yirgacheffe as a region has a reputation for producing amazing coffees. Unusually, however, this is a natural- or dry-processed coffee. Instead of the crisp, citrus acidity you expect from a Yirg, you get intense fruity aromas and bold fruit sweetness.
When I opened the bag containing the first test roast I'd done it shouted "apricots!" at me! More specifically it was the distinct aroma of those apricot delight bars - perhaps with a coating of dark chocolate. And if you think I'm being melodramatic with those descriptions, try it! This is one insane coffee.
Gelena Abaya is a selection of lots from a group of smallholder farmers around the town of Kersa within the Yirgacheffe region. Growing altitude was around 1800m asl, and like most Ethiopian coffee the plant varieties are endemic (ie. grown there since ever).
This coffee sings as a black coffee - that great citrus acidity shines through the stewed apricot notes. In milk it is quite unusual - there's a great malt-cocoa sweetness, with that apricot fruitiness again taking the starring role.
Rich malty sweetness with hints of bakers’ chocolate and raspberry.
This is our third Reserve Blend for 2013:
- 60% Guatemala Pacaybal washed
- 20% Costa Rica El Roble washed
- 20% Ethiopia Gelana Abaya natural
The increasing popularity of this blend is great to see. The signature flavour of this blend comes from its smallest component - the Ethiopian natural process. It adds a vibrant fruitiness to the blend, while the backbone for this iteration is the wonderful Guatemala Pacaybal which is chocolatey, very rich with hints of raspberry. The lovely Costa Rica adds some zesty acidity.
This blend is the perfect representation of how we like to roast - a nice balance between the coffee's natural sweetness and acidity, while retaining all the unique characteristics of each coffee. Suitable with or without milk.
You can find this blend featured at Amelia Espresso.
Our Reserve blends evolve according to what’s freshly harvested; this version will be available August-December 2013.
Get a bag of our finest beans every month including free delivery.
Once a month we pick a new and delicious coffee and roast it exclusively for our Coffee Circle subscribers. We'll then send it to your door (either 400g or 1kg) every month. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the huge variety of flavours in the world of coffee.
Coffee Circle orders are roasted on the first Monday of every month and Express-posted that afternoon.
You'll get a monthly email telling you everything you need to know about your coffee (sign up here if you're curious!).
Price includes delivery (within Australia) which means you save 15-20%.
LOCAL PICKUP AVAILABLE: if you don't need it delivered, we'll give you 20% more coffee!
Quality beans, direct from our wonderful project in Thailand.
Region: Chiang Rai, near Thailand's northern border
Altitude: 1100-1300m ASL
Varieties: Catimor, Typica
Harvested: Jan-Feb 2013
Processing: fully washed
It's an impressive program - good climate, good soil, good altitude, good infrastructure, and great people behind it. We were very pleased to continue our support of the La Mai project along with our partners Bright Hope World (NZ) and ITDP on the ground in Thailand for the 3rd year.
Our favourite of the samples that we tasted was from the same village for the third year running! Unfortunately we can't actually name that village in case their coffee gets poached or stolen from our partners (this has happened before!), but we can tell you that the coffee was grown at 1100-1300m above sea level under forest cover (which promotes nice slow maturation of the cherries).
The cherries were collected from the village and taken to the central washing station where they were pulped and left to ferment overnight. The following morning they were rinsed and left to soak for up to 24 hours before being laid out of raised beds for drying.
Each year we've noticed an improvement in these beans, and this year is no exception! Expect a fairly earthy-nutty sweetness, with hints of dark chocolate and a subtle apple & plum acidity.
Make great coffee at home: Aeropress, Clever Dripper, hand grinders & more.