Our new guest roaster is the legendary Square Mile out of London, which was co-founded by James Hoffmann, one of the most respected figures in world coffee. This means we now have speciality coffee beans from Square Mile (Hoffmann), Tim Wendelboe and The Barn (Ralf Rueller). An embarrassment of riches.
Square Mile’s Red Brick seasonal espresso is our guest espresso in both speciality coffee shops in Arnotts on Liffey Street and on Montague Street.
Red Brick: hazelnut/banoffee/apricot/creamy
As the crops change, so do the components of Red Brick, highlighting harvest cycles and celebrating the seasonality of coffee. Square Mile has combined the great fruit qualities from each component and allowed the sweetness to shine. More here: https://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/products/red-brick
We also have these four filters for sale in Arnotts and Montague . . .
Kibingo (Burundi, washed, Bourbon): peach/purple fruits/juicy
Keeping up their run of tasty coffees from Burundi, Square Mile have introduced the Kibingo from the Kayanza region in the North. This is a “bold coffee, full of juicy peach and purple fruit flavours and we hope you'll enjoy drinking this as much as we have enjoyed testing it before release”.
Los Vascos (Colombia, washed, Caturra, Bourbon): raspberry/almond/syrupy
This is Square Mile’s second year buying from the Las Vascos group and they have got a balanced, tasty and delightfully moreish coffee. With its full, syrupy mouthfeel, flavours of berries, orchard fruits and nutty undertones, this is one of those filter coffees to drink by the large mugful.
Sitio Arruda (Brazil, natural, Catuai): tropical/milk chocolate/creamy
This interesting, naturally processed coffee from the Minas Gerais region has been adding a fun element to Square Mile’s Sweetshop blend recently, but it really works as a filter in its own right too! Tropical fruit notes, such as papaya and mango, leap out of the cup and are wrapped in a creamy, milk chocolate mouthfeel. Delicious as an afternoon pick-me-up!
Kayon Mountain (Ethiopia, mixed heirloom, washed): bergamot/ apricot/delicate
Kayon Mountain, hailing from the Guji region of Ethiopia, is a bit special, as most coffee from Ethiopia comes from cooperatives or washing stations. This lot, however, is from the single farm of Ato Esmael and his family. Expect bergamot notes and apricots, all presented very delicately in the cup.
For more on Square Mile, go here: https://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/