ABOUT THIS COFFEE

This espresso is made up of two spectacular washed process coffees. 60% is the sweet and creamy Santa Clara from Antigua Guatemala. Market Lane Coffee have worked with producer Ricardo Zelaya since they first opened Market Lane in 2009. He is a very progressive producer, who is continually trialling new coffee varieties and looking for ways to maximise the use of his 90-hectare farm, while ensuring that his farming and processing practices are as sustainable as possible.40% of the blend is the clean and balanced Wahundura, produced by the Kamachiria Farmer’s Cooperative Society in Central Kenya. Founded in 1972, Kamachiria has 5600 members – most of them second-generation co-op members who inherited their farms from their parents. At harvest time, the producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Wahundura washing station (or ‘factory’ as it’s called locally) where the coffee is carefully sorted and processed, and then dried on raised beds in the sun.These coffees blend together to create an espresso that works beautifully on its own as well as with milk. In the cup, you’ll find a cherry sweetness with notes of red apple and a caramel finish.

ABOUT THIS ROASTER

Market Lane Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster and retailer born and based in Melbourne. We have been roasting coffee in Melbourne since 2009. Here is an introduction to Market Lane Coffee – our values, our vision, and our ethics, and what gets us out of bed every morning.Market Lane, founded in 2009, the mission was simple: they wanted to sustainably source, roast and share the world’s finest coffees, and celebrate the incredible stories of the people behind them. They also wanted to make great coffee accessible and exciting, easy to understand and appreciate, and simple to brew and enjoy.“The coffee industry in Australia has changed radically over the past decade and a half. Before the 2010s, finding fresh, traceable, high quality coffee was practically impossible. We wanted to help address that and, in doing so, ignite positive change in the industry by redefining what coffee is and can be, and to build a market for, and appreciation of, specialty coffee. This is important to us because the more demand there is for high quality coffee, the better off the coffee producers are, and the more sustainable the coffee supply chain becomes.In the years since we opened, there have been many positive changes in the coffee industry both in Australia and globally, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. To that end, our values and mission have remained unchanged, and we continue to be very focused on building a more sustainable future for everyone in the specialty coffee supply chain – particularly the producers and their communities, who rely on coffee for their livelihood.” - Market Lane Coffee