We are proud to support and supply coffee from Trabocca Operation Cherry Red!
TASTE NOTES: Strong fruity aroma; rich syrupy body; strawberry with milk; cherry as a black coffee, YUMMY! Not for the fainthearted, a celebration of rich strong flavour.
91/100 CUPPING SCORE
By Anna McGregor | Feb. 01, 2013
WOW!!! We had the best time in Costa Rica staying in the mountains on the La Minita Farm. We are more stoked than ever to have this absolutely AMAZING coffee to offer you. Rain Forest Alliance, Quality Certified, Directly Traded from the farm to us, this is, without a doubt, one of the best coffees in the world today. We love our friends at La Minita. Their hospitality, warm smiles, delicious home cooked meals from Issa and the girls, exhilarating truck rides on the mountainside and over the Tarrazu river to the mill,walking through the Rainforest Reserve; drinking in the incredible views and! and! and! .....(chatting in Spanish was fun too!
We loved every minute!!!! As for the coffee experience, from the nursery to the coffee cherry picking and seeing the hive of activity at the mill with such incredible detail and passion to quality and detail so richly displayed in every area - the La Minita Tarrazu coffee beans, work conditions and care of the environment, we are both excited and humbled to have the opportunuty to roast this coffee for our customers. If you haven't tried this amazing coffee...get down to Coffee Lab Cafe or buy some online from our online store. Roll on 2013 to an amazing year!!!! It's awesome to be home from such an amazing trip!
By Anna McGregor | Jan. 03, 2013
The team at Coffee Lab would like to wish you all a fantastic 2013! We look forward to roasting up some awesome coffees to power up your New Year.
Rob, Anna and Krisse are heading off to Costa Rica next week to the famous La Minita Specialty Coffee Farm in the Tarrazu region to help with harvest and experience life on one of the oldest specialty coffee farms in the world in the mountains of Costa Rica. Woohoo!!!!!
The coffee selection will be a little more limited than usual while we are away but everything is in the capable and loving hands of the rest of the team. We all look forward to sharing our experience when we get back at the end of the month. If you wanr to find out more about this amazing farm check out our Costa Rica La Minita Coffee bio here and if you want to buy some of this awesome coffee from our online store cilck here
Remeber our Coffee Lab cafe reopens on Monday Jan 14th, hours as usual. Enjoy your holiday!!!
By Anna McGregor | Dec. 27, 2012
Just a reminder that our Cafe is CLOSED untill Monday 14th January.
If you still need beans please either order on our online store or if your lucky you could catch us in the roastery round the back of the cafe on this years limited holiday roasting days.
By Anna McGregor | Dec. 19, 2012
Kenya Ngutu AA is a rare Specialty Coffee from the Rwaikamba Farmers' Co-op in Central Kenya
Altitude: 1,660m average
Region: Muranga, Central Province
Process: Washed & sundried on raised African beds
Picked by hand & pulped same day
Taste notes: Clean, bright and juicy with good body.
Apple and pineapple, crisp acidity with a balance of maple syrup sweetness.