Rhyme St’s delicious coffee

We love our coffee!!!    Its Tasmanian freshly roasted by Villino especially blended for ussandbar 012 on a weekly basis and we thought you would love to hear more about it..

A throwback to a more traditional style of roasting, we develop this blend longer and darker to highlight the natural sweetness in each coffee. Perfect for milk based coffee, it has strong notes of caramel and dark chocolate. As a black coffee expect rich notes of cocoa and plum, with a sweet nutty finish. This blend is made up of high grade and traceable coffees from Ethiopia, El Salvador, Indonesia and Guatemala. The information for each origin is as follows.

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe – (Apricot, Bergamot & Floral)

Region: Western Kaffa

Altitude: 1900-2250masl

Process: Washed

Varietal: Heirloom Varietals

Farmer: Various Small holding farmers

Yirgacheffe is a renowned coffee growing area of Ethiopia, widely recognised as the birthplace of coffee. Coffees from this region are known for their light to medium body, soft fruit sweetness and delicate tea like/floral characteristics. Growing coffee in Ethiopia is a complex business, with the local authority (ECX) controlling the sale and distribution of all lots produced. Each coffee is graded and bought based on their region and cupping profile, with less emphasis on the particular farm. This means that coffees are usually labelled by their local region or centralised processing Mill.

El Salvador Apaneca – (Malt, Chocolate & Plum)

Region: Apaneca-Ilamatepec mountains

Altitude: 1200masl

Process: Washed

Varietal: Pacas

Farmer: Various Small holder Farmers

The mountainous region of Apaneca/Ilamatepec is one of the most renown coffee growing regions in El Salvador, and the third largest producing area. El Salvador is also the birthplace of the Pacas and Pacamara varietals, the latter being a hybrid of of the Pacas and Maragogype. Pacas and Pacamaras are typically very fruit driven and have a big syrupy body, with low to medium acidity.

Indonesia Java Blawan – (Cocoa, Malt & Almond)

Region: Ijen Volcano, East Java

Altitude: 1200masl

Process: Washed

Varietal: Typica

Farmer: Various Small holding farmers

The history of Java coffee can be traced back to the year 1699, when the Dutch colony became one of the first coffee producers outside the Arab world. Blawan is a government owned farm and one of the earlier “Private Estate” Javas. Blawan is located on the far east of the island of Java, on the slopes of the Ijen Volcano. Typical of most Indonesian coffees, Java Blawan has very low acidity.

Guatemala Rio Azul – (Caramel, Red Berries & Black Tea)

Region: Jacaltenango
Altitude: 1200-1750masl
Process: Washed
Varietal: Caturra & Bourbon
Farmer: Various Small holding farmers

Located in the remote town of Jacaltenango in Western Guatemala, Rio Azul is a cooperative with 186 local members. Originally founded in 1967, the cooperative has a long history of producing some of the best coffee exported under the famed Huehuetenango regional mark. Rio Azul also have their own wet mill, which is located in very close proximity its farmers plots, allowing comprehensive control over various stages of the quality process.