Anzac Biscuit, Apricot, Creamy
Mixed Typica, Catimor, SL-34
FIRST LIGHT BLEND
Light-Medium Espresso Roast
A BIT ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Savour your morning moments with this delightful blend, designed for those that want a smooth cup of coffee that delivers the goods each and every time.
No matter what time you actually get up, starting your day with a cup of this coffee feels like the undisturbed peace at first light.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
This blend combines two washed coffees from two of the most surprising growing origins we source from; Myanmar and Laos. Delivering this 100% Southeast Asian blend is a satisfying way to display the region's specialty coffee potential.
With First Light you will experience a creamy, light & textured body that delivers the perfect milk sweetness. It also offers espresso drinkers a delicious black coffee to enjoy daily. Get ready to not just rise, but to shine!
HOW TO BREW
We love it as: Espresso
Also good as: Stovetop, Plunger, Aero
Try: Dose 21g Yield 44g Time 28-33 seconds With milk of choice
First Light contains 2 washed coffees from Laos and Myanmar.
Laos - Nongya Teung, washed Typica.
Coffee comes to us across the seas so it’s no surprise that as the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Laos isn’t a well known coffee origin. We’ve conquered untold shipping and logistical woes and spent years pursuing a relationship in Laos where we could confidently source coffee that meets our strict Green Bean Buying Principles. In 2021, that dream came true. Our partners grow coffee on the Bolaven Plateau where they have shown how determination and innovation in coffee farming can transform the lives of individuals and communities.
Myanmar - U phee Lay, washed Typica, SL-34, Catimor.
The macro factors affecting coffee growers in Myanmar, such as Covid19 and political instability, have made us even more determined to maintain our direct trade relationships with our isolated farming partners. U Phee Lay owns and manages his farm with 9 employees. He uses macadamia’s, mangoes and beautiful Silver Oaks to provide shade for the coffee and habitat for insects and animals. U Phee Lay is a a young and tenacious farmer who is always looking to improve the quality of his crop. This relentless pursuit of improvement through harvesting and cultivation techniques has earned him the recognition of his peers, and people further afield like us!
As with all our coffees, these have been sourced through our Fair Value Exchange relationships, aligned with our governing Green Bean Buying principles.
Old Quarter Size Guide
Not sure how much coffee to purchase? The information below is a guide to how much coffee you will need to last you two weeks, based on the number of cups you, or your household, drink each day.
- 250g Bag: 1-2 cups per day
- 500g Bag: 2-3 cups per day
- 1kg Bag: 4-5 cups per day
Remember that espresso style extractions use a bit more coffee than filter...you'll need to take half a cup or so off the estimations above. E.g. you'll get about 1.5 cups per day if you order the 250g bag for a fortnight.
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