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DRYAD COFFEEWORKS

No. 2 Melfort Gundog Blend - GROUND

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Our second Dryad Coffeeworks house blend - Melfort Gundog.

A blend of arabica coffee beans giving a dark and mellow blend of chocolate, honey, cranberry and a hint of treacle

Roasted and ground by hand in Kilmelford.

Note that the content of this blend may change depending on bean availability

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Our coffee beans for this blend are sourced from two small scale growers in Uganda and Vietnam

Our first bean is an arabica from Uganda’s Kapchorwa district on the eastern border of neighboring Kenya. This Uganda coffee is grown by a group of small farm holders within the region. These farmers share access to a wealth of growing and processing resources including four greenhouses, an arabica nursery for adolescent saplings, and a washing station with eco-pulping capabilities. Banana trees grow alongside the coffee, contributing to the 100% natural shade canopy. Almost a thousand individual farmers contribute to the overall lot. Each manages their own 1.0 hectare farm and is responsible for the production of about 1,000 arabica trees.

This particular bean comes from a higher altitude (1650 - 2200m) on the slopes of Mount Elgon, once though to be the highest mountain in Africa, and which is better suited to the arabica varieties. Arabica was introduced to Uganda from Ethiopia around 1900, with further varietals introduced throughout the following century from neighbouring Kenya, amongst other origins.

The second current constituent of our gundog blend comes from a range of small cooperatives in the Lam Dong region in Vietnam. We are using catimor beans (a variety of arabica) which impart citrus, and caramelised sugar flavour to the coffee. The majority of coffee exported from Vietnam is the robusta bean - we are using arabica beans which impart a smoother, less bitter flavour to the final blend.

By buying Dryad Coffee you are helping to support up and coming small holders and cooperatives (as opposed to large scale commercial operatives!

This coffee is freshly ground to order to a medium grind suitable for cafetières and stove top pots

220 g


Our minimum order for free UK delivery is 2 bags of coffee, or a single bag of coffee can be posted for a standard fee of £3.95 to cover the cost of 2nd class tracked postage. We do not make a profit on postage costs, but unfortunately we have no option but to pass on the cost of posting a single bag.

 

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