We are thrilled once again to offer a special single producer lot from Nigatu Wase! Wase has been growing his beautiful coffee for 39 years now, and recently decided to sell independently. It is an honor to be able to purchase his coffee for a second year in a row, and we are grateful to our friends at Keffa Coffee Importers for helping us build this relationship.
One indication of Wase’s care and commitment to quality is the uniformity of the seeds. There are hardly any quakers (lighter colored seeds – the result of picking underripe fruit) and the seed size is consistent from one to another. The results are stupendous!
Similar to last year, you’ll find plenty of darker fruit notes like blackberry, and blueberry – and a refined acidity we liken to rosé wine. Sweet, lively, fruity, clean and may just be your favorite natural of 2020.
ABOUT SWEET BLOOM
BLOOM to BLOOM
All coffee begins with a bloom: an elegant, fragrant white flower. Exceptional coffee, freshly roasted and ground, blooms again when infused with hot water – equally fragrant and even more complex. We care deeply about everything in between these two blooms, from the producers to precision roasting. Our passion for this craft ensures the end result – what’s in your cup – is as beautiful as its beginning.
In 2013, after ten years in the specialty coffee industry, Andy Sprenger returned with his family to his home town of Lakewood, Colorado to start a new chapter in his coffee career. He brings a wealth of sourcing and roasting knowledge and titles such as two-time US Brewers Cup Champion, Runner-up in the World Brewers Cup Championship, 2013 US Aeropress Champion, and Runner-up in the 2014 US Cup Tasters Championship.
Andy is building a team of coffee professionals who care deeply for their craft, producers, and for those that buy, sell and drink Sweet Bloom Coffee.
THE HEART OF SWEET BLOOM
Perhaps the strongest model for buying coffee ethically and sustainably is the direct trade/relationship model. A typical approach by roasting companies is to send a company representative to a farm to visit the producers, and negotiate a price for their coffee (usually well above market price). A relationship is created, and ideally, the roaster purchases from this farm year after year. Some roasters do this very well, and we have great respect for those who follow a transparent and consistent model. READ MORE AT sweetbloomcoffee.com