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Coffee Beans

Blends

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Mississippi

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The Mississippi blend is a pairing of our favourite Central and South American single-origins, plus a smaller quantity of Ethiopian Mocha Djimma beans.

The dominant American combination gives good body and crema, while providing sweetness and acidity, with the Mocha adding chocolatey and fruity tones.

100% Arabica beans.

RFA (Rainforest Alliance)

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The RFA blend falls somewhere between Puccini and Mississippi on the palate and has some of the best elements of both.

The blend contains Central and South American single origins, which are then seasoned with a dash of Monsoon Malabar to create a smooth espresso with depth and a lovely crema. When served with milk, the Monsoon Malabar spice cuts through, taming the acidity coming from the Central and South American beans. This blend has a lovely toasted spice finish.

100% Arabica beans.

Blue Moon

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The Blue Moon blend proves once and for all that good Robusta coffee beans have a place in any roaster’s armoury.

The rustic tones of Pollards’ Ethiopian Mocha Djimmah beans, in partnership with South American refinement, means this blend brings big body and earthy, nutty tones to the table.

Our Blue Moon blends may contain Robusta depending on the taste requirements of the customer.

Puccini

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The Puccini blend is our best seller, and for good reason!

This deep and powerful espresso contains some of our most flavourful single-origins, including the famous Monsoon Malabar. The blend has bags of crema and leaves you with an almost never-ending finish of chocolate, toffee and smoky spice. In milk it makes a highly commercial latte or cappuccino, but with a distinct and special edge.

Single-Origin

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Ethiopia Mocha Djimmah

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Ethiopia is sometimes described as the birthplace of coffee. It was in the forests of the Kaffa region that Coffeea Arabica was first grown, and these were traded and transported around the world by 16th and 17th century missionaries.

The Port of Mocha in neighbouring Yemen lent its name to coffee from this region, as it became a major trading post for coffee going into Europe and Asia. It is also from here that mocha (a chocolate and coffee drink) was named, possibly due  to the chocolaty notes present in many Ethiopian coffees.

Rwanda

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Surprisingly, the production of Rwandan coffee only started in 1904, when it was introduced to the country by German missionaries.

The good natural growing conditions, allied with high quality coffee cultivars, has resulted in Rwanda producing some excellent, yet underrated wholesale coffee beans. The Rwandan beans also undergo a full wash, which helps to emphasise their fine acidity. The dry finish makes this a wonderfully brisk and lively any-time brew.

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has always been world famous for it’s clean coffee, and these beans are no different.

Our Costa Rican wholesale coffee beans have great balance, perfect acidity, with an aroma and finish in proportion. This particular bean is from the Tres Rios region of the Central American country.

Brazil Santos

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Did you know Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producing country?

Well you do now… In fact Brazil alone accounts for about 35% of the total coffee production world-wide. It’s popularity is founded on the reliability of the bean and its pleasing balance and body, making it suitable for all purposes. You would be hard-pressed to find a commercial espresso blend that didn’t have Brazilian coffee beans at it’s heart.

Guatemala Genuine Antigua

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The Guatemalan coffees are celebrated for having one of the most complex and nuanced tastes. This particular example is a Genuine Antigua, grown on a volcanic valley surrounding Antigua, the old capital city of Guatemala.

The valley is surrounded by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango, approximately 1650m above sea level. The nearby coffee plantations have rich volcanic soil, low humidity, lots of sun and pumice stone, which helps retain moisture to create fertile soil. All these factors result in a fantastic cup of coffee, which is wonderfully fruity and rich, with a surprisingly full body in the cup.

Monsoon Malabar

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The Monsoon Malabar is an Indian coffee that is famous for it’s unique and infamous style of treatment. The deep flavours of the Monsoon Malabar are created by exposure to the warm and humid monsoon breezes of India.

This process was designed to replicate the original treatment of the beans on their long voyage back to Britain in wooden sailing vessels. The original journeys had accidentally imparted a wonderful deep spiciness to the coffee, which Indian growers were only too happy to replicate in the future.

Sumatra Lintong Toba

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This coffee is from the island of Sumatra, grown in a region named after Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world.

The coffee beans are separated from their fruit by a unique method known locally as Giling Basoh. This method helps impart a superb body and complex earthy aromatics, for which Indonesian coffees are justly famed. We also use this high quality and unusual coffee to add depth, body and fragrance to many of our filter and espresso blends.

Nicaragua El Buey

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Nicaragua is often under-appreciated, despite producing very balanced coffees with the “clean” cup profile that Central American varieties are known for. Not only that, but unlike many single-origins this variety roasts very well at all points from light to dark. We roast these beans at light to medium to emphasise the crisp clean acidity.

Columbian Medellin Excelso

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Colombian coffee has always been synonymous with quality, due to its exceptional balance and fine body. For the coffee shops who seek equilibrium in their cup, this high grade example from the Medellin region is the place to start.

Specials

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Papa New Guinea Bunum-Wo Estate

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Papua New Guinea is a country famed for its wilderness and outstanding natural beauty, indeed the high altitude and plentiful rainfall make for ideal growing conditions.

This exciting example is from the Bunum-Wo estate in the Western Highlands of Papua. The estate is made up of many smaller growers who receive medical treatment, schooling and advice on environmentally friendly farming techniques.

Malawi AA Panwanba Estate

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This AA graded coffee is produced by the Panwamba Estate, a collective of several farms near the town of Namadzi, in the Southern Highlands of Malawi. The co-op provides assistance with healthcare, housing and eduction for the growers and their families. Schemes such as this support some of the poorest families in the developing world and Pollards are proud to be able to offer it to you.

This coffee has everything you want, perfect acidity, aroma and finish, and it is well balanced. The consistent production of high quality wholesale coffee, such as this, means Malawi may have the potential to knock Kenya of throne of African coffees.

El Salvador C.O.E Miralvalle

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This complex coffee from El-Salvador was awarded 3rd place at the El Salvador Cup of Excellence awards (C.O.E) in 2010.

Grown by Jaime Ernesto Riera Menendez, on his small farm on the foothills of the Santa Ana volcano, it benefits from nutritious volcanic soil at a very high altitude, resulting in slow-ripening, high-quality fruit. This is a very limited coffee that we are delighted to have onboard.