As many of you know, I’m a keen supporter of Australian coffee community, and despite being Melbourne based, I do appreciate coffee roasted all around this great land. It was with great pleasure that I received a “Bean Bag” from Queensland. This subscription based service sources beans from top roasters up in Queensland, and post it out with all the information required to brew that perfect cup. At this stage, I’d like to declare no vested interests in The Bean Bag, I’m just happy to share my experience with their service.
The brains behind this service, Jeremy, started his journey through the wonderful world of coffee over in Seattle. His move to the Sunshine Coast saw him with the opportunity to bring roasters and consumers together in a convenient way.
Jeremy sent me out this month’s subscription to sample, which is comprised of three beans.
The Colombian La Loma, from Tim Adams Specialty Coffee.
Process – Washed
Varietal – Caturra
Altitude – 1750 masl
Region – Pitalito, Huila
Producer – Finca La Loma, Antonio Maria Zuniga
What can I expect? Juicy plums and grapes notes, with a silky mouthfeel.
Ethiopian Gelana Abaya, from Kai Coffee.
Interestingly, Kai Coffee donate $2 for every kilo roasted to rescue children in developing nations. I’ll drink to that!
Ethiopian Gelana Abaya Yirgacheffe
Process – Natural
Altitude – 1800 – 2100 masl
What can I expect?
Lots of berry notes! Strawberry, blueberry, and a touch of peach. Divine!
The Little Friend Blend from Flying West Coffee Roasters.
These guys roast are small batch roasters located near Noosa. I might put their blend through my portapresso, as it is an espresso roast. I can expect rich chocolate notes, with a super smooth body.
The Bean Bag