About the blend:
This espresso is made up of two spectacular washed process coffees. 60% is the sweet and creamy Santa Clara from Antigua Guatemala. We’ve worked with producer Ricardo Zelaya since we first opened Market Lane in 2009. He is a very progressive producer, who is continually trialling new coffee varieties and looking for ways to maximise the use of his 90-hectare farm, while ensuring that his farming and processing practices are as sustainable as possible.
40% of the blend is the clean and balanced Wahundura, produced by the Kamachiria Farmer’s Cooperative Society in Central Kenya. Founded in 1972, Kamachiria has 5600 members – most of them second-generation co-op members who inherited their farms from their parents. At harvest time, the producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Wahundura washing station (or ‘factory’ as it’s called locally) where the coffee is carefully sorted and processed, and then dried on raised beds in the sun.
Together, these coffees blend together to create an espresso that works beautifully on its own
as well as with milk. In the cup, you’ll find a cherry sweetness with notes of red apple and a
There is a lot to love about these Melbournian roasters but their sustainability practices and values are what really impressed us. No newbies to the coffee roasting game – they have been around since 2009 and from the beginning, have been committed to quality, transparency, sustainability and using business for good. These principles have a real impact on the way they buy coffee, the people they work with, and how they run their business.
We love how Market Lane Coffee goes about all their sourcing to ensure the best quality and support all for all the peeps involved.. It’s so up our alley!
“Our commitment to quality extends beyond coffee and into every part of our business – from our packaging choices, the milk we source from Schulz Organic Dairy and the organic Dulce sugar we buy from Costa Rica through to the way we hire and train staff, and the hospitality we extend to each customer, during every visit to our shops..”-Market Lane Coffee