August 12, 2021 2 min read
We are so happy to send out our first ever subscription box last month. Thank you for diving into this coffee journey with us head first ;)
HOW DO WE DECIDE WHICH ROASTER TO SHOWCASE
If you are wondering, the coffee roasters that we select to add to our list of offerings are decided on a month to month basis. Just like a chef, we like seasonal products. We go to the "market", say hi to the "vendors", taste a bunch of stuff to see what is particularly delicious for that month to be shared with our tiny (and growing!) community of specialty coffee lovers. We embrace creativity and spontaneity in this process.
Curious Buds is an independent business and we love to exercise our freedom of not having to be tied up to a single roaster just because it is more convenient. However, we don't hold our feelings back when we find one that we love. We bring them back because we WANT to! :)
If you like the element of surprise, this subscription is made for you. We tend to leave hints here and there but we will only reveal the roasters and coffee after everyone has received their coffee.
If you prefer to find out before, that's ok too! Send us a DM anywhere and we will get back to you with the shortest delay.
HOW FLEXIBLE CAN THIS BOX BE?
Since we are a small community, we are able to tailor the subscription to your preferences if you leave a note at checkout. For example:
BIG fan of fruity coffee!
I prefer a well-balanced with low acidity cup.
In the August Box, we shared with you a juicy Kenyan from Nomad Coffee based in Barcelona, Spain. This is a washed coffee from the Kirinyaga region. SL 28 AA, big and delicious beans! We love the smell of espelette pepper on the nose as soon as you open the bag. From the first sip, you get an intense juiciness reminiscent of pineapple and lychee. We love this on an Aeropress to achieve a medium body cup to get even closer to a fruit juice texture.
The second coffee is roasted by Koppi from Helsingborg, Sweden. This is a washed Ethiopian from Nano Challa, a well-known cooperative in the Agaro region. These crinkly and tiny ethiopian beans are packed with flavours. This coffee, brewed on the Origami dripper gave a crisp and clean cup with notes of sweet citrus and black tea. It blew my mind because it reminded so much of a lemon/peach iced tea!
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR NEXT MONTH
I was on a weekend away in Portugal last week and I stumbled upon 2 delicious roasters which gave me an idea on what to share with you guys next month. I may or may not have left a hint there on my stories on Instagram. Can you guess what it is? :)
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