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.
By Anna McGregor | Jun. 12, 2013
We have a great new Brazil in store from the Minas Gerais northwest which is a washed single estate clean rich flavoursome coffee that will not disappoint Brazil coffee Lovers.
By Anna McGregor | May. 20, 2013
This is another mouth watering washed Ethiopian Limu Kossa coffee that is a Stunner!!!
Taste Notes: Sweet dark chocolate, hint of floral jasmine, nice body with juicy mouthfeel and long yum chocolate finish.
Coffee Lab Review : 87/100 CUP SCORE
By Anna McGregor | Apr. 30, 2013
Kristiane McGregor, from Coffee Lab, is the 2ND time WINNER of the NZ Coffee Cup Tasting Championship, run by the NZ Specialty Coffee Association on Friday 19th April 2013.
She will now be representing NZ at the World Coffee Cup Tasting Championships held in Nice, France this June.
At the NZ Cup Tasting championship, the top Coffee Cup Tasters from around NZ compete against each other to win the honor of competing in the World Championship in June.
The competition consists of tasting 8 triangulations (8 sets of 3 black, filter made coffees) of coffee in 8 minutes. The winner has to have the best accuracy with the fastest speed.
Kristiane scored 8/8 in 3.5minutes round 1, and 6/8 in the finals in just over 3minutes to win the competition, cementing her status as a NZ Coffee Industry Super Taster.