The coffee that started Demitasse founder Bobby Roshan on his journey to leave the law and get into coffee.
This deliciously floral coffee comes to us from the same region they found the oldest human skeleton ever – hence the name of the coffee – Ardi. From the Guji region of Sidama in Ethiopia, this natural-processed coffee consists of Ethiopian varietals that will blow you away. Clean, crisp and fruity without being overly fermented.
Strawberries, caramel, floral.
We are loving this coffee with some awesome history. This coffee is of the “French Mission” varietal, an original Bourbon coffee that was introduced by French Missionaries in the late 1800′s.
This washed coffee is grown by the Harries family, who’s been growing coffee for almost a century. They’ve donated over 50 acres of land to the Thika Municipal Council and co-founded the Wabeni Technical Institute, helping teach underprivileged children practical skills to help them make a living.
Bergamot, Riesling, green apples.
Our seasonal espresso – 50% Costa Rican, 25% Kenyan and 25% El Salvadorian.
Creamy mouthfeel gives way to notes of raisins, honey and rum.
Grown in the North-Eastern Kitamani highlands on this Indonesian island, this washed and sun-dried coffee will change how you view coffees from this region. This coffee was purchased from the Subak Abian Farmers Organization, a group of farmers working together to help irrigate rice patties. At higher altitudes, these groups help not only to irrigate rice patties, but also coffee shrubs as well. Each Subak includes about 100 members each.
The Subak Abian Farmers Organization requires members to follow strict quality guidelines which include picking only red ripe cherries and to ferment the coffee for only 24 hours.
But probably the best thing about this coffee is that 5 cents per pound goes to the Begawan Foundation to support the breeding and release of a bird – the Bali Starling, which is Bali’s mascot. Sadly, as of 2001, there were only 6 found in the wild.
Cranberries, plums, white wine.
A new origin for us! This coffee, containing Bourbon, Jackson and Miribzi varietals, also sports a unique process – double fermentation. The cherry is first pulped, soaked in water, then washed and soaked again, resulting in an insanely clean and smooth cup.
This coffee comes from Segec Washing Station, one of the few purchased and run by a local entreprenuer as opposed to an international trading house. (We’re supporting local businesses even abroad!).
Plums, persimmons and grapes.
Also known as Pai Mu Tan or White Peony, this tea hails from China’s southeastern Fujian province. This superb organic tea is made from the uppermost two leaves and a bud, plucked in early spring and withered and dried in the sun before the buds are able to open. The leaves of this organic tea from China are green with plenty of buds that show a very light green almost grey white color, covered with a delicate velvety down. The pale yellow infusion has a delicate lingering fragrance, and a mellow sweetly vegetal taste.
Herbal Tea – Peppermint, hibiscus, lemon grass, rosehips, chamomile, valerian root, globe amaranth, lily flower.
Se Chung Tea is a blend of several loose-leaf, oolong tea leaves produced from plucks of several different plants. The leaves are naturally withered under the strong sun, oxidized until brown with green highlights, and then wrap rolled into small beads. The Se Chung Oolong tea has a roasted aroma and a thick, woody flavor. It is a great tea for those who enjoy a complex taste and have an adventurous palate. Se Chung translates in Chinese to “colorful variety”. That’s a spot on description of our oolong hailing from the Fujian Province. Shades of green, brown, black can be found in a single teaspoon of the tea! Naturally presenting a hint of sweet, this tea is lovely hot or iced. Due to the leaves being rolled, this tea is ideal for 4+ infusions.
A Chinese green tea. The tea leaves are withered, steamed, rolled and then dried. The flavors are thick and strong like honey, but with a smokey flavor.
A pure, green tea from Japan. Attractive, vivacious dark green leaf with golden highlights yields a fresh, vegetal, slightly sweet, malted cup of good color. “Special” grade.
Pekoe tea is a fine grade of tea which includes young tea leaves and buds. The name “pekoe” comes from the Chinese pek, meaning “white,” and ho, which means “down or feathers.” It is a reference to the fine white hairs which appear on tightly furled young tea buds when they are harvested to make pekoe tea. Handsome, glossy, well-finished semi-balled leaf yields a deep, warm baritone flavor redolent of wood and grass.
Satrupa is located in eastern Assam. This tea features a heavily sweet, yet only mildly astringent cup. Liquor is brighter than one would expect from an Assam. One of our favorites for sweetness and slight berry/apple finish.
After a month of tinkering and tweaking, the labs at Demitasse finally rolled out it’s own chai tea, all made in-house from a unique blend of spices mixed in with a Darjeeling tea. Unsweetened and extremely spicy, a whiff of this after it’s been blended will clear your sinuses.
Great with or without milk, but especially great with our house-made date syrup.