Available as Wholebeans - Ground Medium Fine for filter machines - Ground Coarse for Cafetieres
Ground Fine for use in Espresso Machines.
What does your morning cup say about you? With Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee, it says you mean business! Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee is a smooth, rich, full-roasted blend of Central American and African Arabica beans with Indian Robusta beans. As well as being full-roasted in preparation, it is full-bodied in taste, with notes reminiscent of sweet, indulgent liquorice.
Coffees found in this blend come from Honduras, Ethiopia, Uganda and India. Combined, they make a match made in heaven, offering divine flavours with every sip. And like all of our Coffees, Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee is roasted using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transfer to roast the beans. Once the roasting is complete, it is packed fresh to order (thus guaranteeing both quality and consistency) here in our Pluckley-based factory, nestled away within the stunning vistas of the Kentish countryside.
If you haven’t realised already, our Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee is named in honour of the village in which our company is based. The village of Pluckley is famous for many reasons, including holding the title of “the most haunted village in England”, as well as being the main location setting for the 1990’s television programme “The Darling Buds of May”. But, of course, it will come as little surprise to hear the beans used in the making of Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee come from further afield!
Coffees from Central America are often overshadowed by their southern neighbours in South America, but Honduras is one country not taking no for an answer. In 2011, it became Central America’s biggest Coffee producer, while in 2012, it ranked seventh in the world and was the second-biggest exporter of high-quality Arabica Coffee beans globally. Could it one day give giants such as Colombia and Brazil a run for their money? Everything is a possibility as the Coffee Industry in Honduras continues to grow.
Coffees from Ethiopia, meanwhile, are far more well-known. In fact, Ethiopia is where the history of Coffee began over 1,000 years ago! According to legend, an Abyssinian goat herder named Kaldi, who lived in present-day Ethiopia around 850 CE, witnessed his goats grazing on an unknown plant one day, their energy levels clearly boosted as they pranced excitedly around their pasture. Intrigued, Kaldi decided to try the berries on the plant for himself, and soon felt the same sense of elation. It was Coffee!
African Coffee, home to both Ethiopia and Uganda, as well as a multitude of other Coffee-growing countries, continues to play a crucial role in the global Coffee Industry. In fact, since 2003, Africa’s total global Coffee exports have increased by over 300%. According to 2015 statistics, Ethiopia accounts for 39% of Africa’s total Coffee production; Uganda at 23%; the Ivory Coast at 13%; Tanzania at 6%; and Kenya at 5%.
Finally, the Robusta beans found in Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee come from India; in particular from the famed Coffee-growing region of Mysore. Mysore Coffees are grown in the state of Karnataka, which was formerly known as Mysore. Around 80% of Indian Coffee originates from Karnataka, an area known for producing rich and sweet Coffee beans with medium acidity.
It is a common misconception that Robusta beans are always of lower quality. While this is sometimes the case, most Robusta beans are recognised as notably versatile beans well-suited to blending. The Indian Mysore Coffee beans included in our Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee are, of course, no exception. But don’t just take our word for it! Is it time you tried our Pluckley Espresso Roast Coffee? We know so.
Origin: Honduras (Central America), Ethiopia, Uganda (African Arabica) and India (Asian Robusta).
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