Panama Geisha Santa Teresa

RSS By Anna McGregor | Nov. 11, 2013
Officially the 2nd most expensive coffee we have ever purchased! The Santa Teresa Estate Panama Geisha. I remember well the first time I tried the Esmeralda Panama Geisha coffee (from the Petersons farm) on the cupping table in 2010.The occasion was the Australasian inaugural Coffee Chemistry seminar run by..


Kenyan Gichathaini is now avaiable!

RSS By Anna McGregor | Nov. 04, 2013

We are stoked to bring you this delicious Kenyan Gichathaini current crop. Roasted light for non pressurised brewing we recommend V60 preparation of 14gm to 150ml. But you can't go to far wrong with this delicious Kenyan sourced by Nordic Approach.


Costa Rica La Minita Wins top Award

RSS By Anna McGregor | Oct. 13, 2013

Coffee Lab won Gold and the top award for Ethical Traded Coffee in the recent New Zealand coffee awards with our Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu. 

We are proud to present the real winners of this award, our friends at Hacienda La Minita and we are proud to have this coffee. There is a massive team of dedicated people who work to bring a fantastic coffee to you. We thank everyone at the farm! Visiting at harvest in January was an absolute highlight for us and we loved every minute at this beautiful place. Thanks to the team at Hacienda La Minita!!!! Please view the photos of the farm on our FB page here


Yemen Haraaz-Red Maqahar Grade A+

RSS By Anna McGregor | Sep. 12, 2013
This exceptional rare Yemeni coffee is different from anything you have ever tasted. Very limited supply!!! TASTE NOTES: Dried banana, grape, tangy acidity, fruity aroma; rich syrupy body thats coats your palate long after drinking; the best natural we have encountered! Not for the fainthearted, a celebration of rich strong flavour. 94/100 CUPPING SCORE Region: Haraaz Mountains Altitude: 1990 2440masl Varietal: Jaadi, Taffahi, Dawairi Process: Natural- Red ripe cherries dried in perfect conditions slowly on raised beds.


A new Ethiopian into store and we LOVE IT!

RSS By Anna McGregor | Aug. 22, 2013

A superb washed Grade One coffee from the Konga micro region of Yirgacheffe is now available. This was one of the favourites on the cupping table this year! This amazing Ethiopian is another fantastic new crop coffee into our store. Just like the many and varied flavour attributes of red wine in the different regions of New Zealand so are the many and varied flavours of good Ethiopian coffee. Being a washed coffee this is clean and free of any fermented beans (more commonly found in natural processed coffees) which are floated off during the washing process. It is estimated there are between six thousand and ten thousand original Heirloom varietals in the highlands of Ethiopia! This coffee reflects the rich and distinct Konga region appelations of citrus, stonefruit and bergamot notes with rich dark chocolate goodness reflected in the cup.

TASTE NOTES: Complex peach stone fruit and lemon acidity with floral bergamot notes, silky mouthfeel and a rich dark chocolate lingering finish.


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