Click the link to see the February Dialled In coffee in more detail.
This month's coffee has a 'New Year, New Roaster' feel to it as we welcome three new roasters to the Dog and Hat family, who are joined by returning favourites Plot Roasting from Woolwich in London.
The new roaster list this month is spearheaded by Spanish roasters Cocora Coffee from Malaga (who doesn't love a palm tree logo?) alongside Atkinsons Coffee from Lancaster (with their 180+ years of coffee history) and Roastworks from down in Devon.
Remember, if there's a coffee that you aren't getting in your subscription but like the look of (or if you just want more of a coffee that you are getting), you can simply add them onto your subscription as an extra bag in the members area.
Cocora have been caffeinating Malaga in the Andalusia region of Spain for the last 2.5 years and we were very excited when the got in touch with us.
First up we have a Macerated Natural coffee from the Copan region of Honduras. This experimental processing method has given this coffee amazing tropical tasting notes of Banana and Coconut. The second coffee coming from Cocora is a Washed coffee from the Cauca region of Colombia with notes of Pear and Sugared Almond with a Raspberry acidity.
Why do we have two?!...Well this new year we are welcoming a record number of new members to the subscription and the amount of Honduras available was limited. Both coffees are exceptional, we will however only be shipping the Columbia to our new subscribers as we shipped that super North Star Colombia to existing subscribers last month. That said there is always wriggle room to switch between the two if you wish, just drop Su an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
A little while ago on the way to holidays we stopped off in Lancaster and popped into Atkinson's The Hall and had a long awaited coffee. Its was immense and we vowed to pop them into the subscription, and finally we have been able to do that, we will be featuring the Brazil for our assorted and espresso customers and the Rwanda for Filter, the amazing Archetype will be going into the Darker subscription.
One of our lovely subscribers mentioned Echelon as roaster we needed to talk to, so we did exactly that, they are featuring for the first time with a bag 3 and an amazing Ethiopian coffee. Leeds is a great scene for coffee, and we are excited to have Ben at Echelon on board.
We are so lucky to have secure that last part of this blend of Amazonian competition micro lots from Matt at Plot, an exceptional coffee.
Dialled In Dark(er)
The Dialled In Dark(er) members this month will be getting coffee from Cocora and from the lovely people in Atkinsons
Dialled In Decaf
Cocora will be supplying their Colombian decaf and Atkinson will bring along their Columbian decaf for comparison!
Welcome to the latest selection of Dialled In coffee for you to enjoy over the festive period.
Once again, our festive selection has a distinctly Yorkshire feel to it as we look forward to our annual trip around the local roasteries to wish them a merry Christmas and pick up the coffee.
We have two new roasters joining us this month - Dark Woods and Bean Brothers both from the Huddersfield area in West Yorkshire - who are joining returning favourites North Star in Leeds and Heart and Graft in Manchester.
Click the link to see the Dialled In December Coffee in more detail.
Some month's go by and you get some fairly easy to understand tasting notes - Chocolate, Cherry, Red Berries, Caramel, maybe even Blueberry. This month is not one of those months - so be prepared to open you taste buds to some new and exciting flavours including Rhubarb and Persimmon.
This month we welcome back some firm Dog and Hat member favourites - Craft House Coffee and Horsham Coffee Roasters, both from sunny Sussex alongside Manumit from Cardiff.
Then, making their first appearance in the subs we have Caravan Coffee Roasters from London.
Click the link to see the Dialled In November coffee in more detail.
This month we have a coffee that is exclusively available through Dog and Hat, two new origins (Panama and India), one new roaster (Grumpy Mule) and three returning favourites (Neighbourhood Coffee, Quarter Horse Coffee and Artisan Roast).
It's going to be another epic month!
For International coffee day we have teamed up the Urban Vintage Affair to discuss the use of vintage item in the coffee world. It's my (Su’s) passion that we re-use items that have an interesting story behind them.
You can find our friends here https://theurbanvintageaffair.com/ and they focus on the reuse of antiques for every day use - it's well worth a look and the coffee spoons are particularly immense!
Click the link to see the Dialled In October Subscription coffee in more detail.
This month we have a Scotland vs Yorkshire theme including two new roasters joining the Dog and Hat family.
Your new roasters for this month are:
- Chris, Neil and the team at Unorthodox Roasters in Kinross
- Zach at Chipp Coffee Co in Leeds (and a little bit in Edinburgh too)
Your returning favourites this month are:
This month we are showcasing four roasters of a very specific type – the Coffee Shop / Roaster combo - and we have three new roasters and a returning favourite for you to enjoy.
- Jens and the team at Mok Speciality Coffee all the way from Leuven in Belgium
- Henry and the team at Gentlemen Baristas in East London
- Dean and the team at Curious Roo in West London
The returning favourite this month is also a first for us... not just a returning roaster but also a returning coffee (but from a new harvest):
There's also the rare opportunity to get hold of a bag of coffee all the way from Cat and Cloud in sunny Santa Cruz, California.
People often ask us how we go about profiling and dialling in a new coffee for the subscription. Below is a quick recap on how we dialled in June's Amoret Coffee El Salvador on filter to get the Dialled In settings that we publish for each subscription coffee each month.
We have two new roasters joining the Dog & Hat family this month - Climpson and Sons and Sendero Coffee, both from London.
Climpson and Sons are a staple of the London speciality coffee scene having been around since 2002. Sendero Coffee are experts in coffee sourcing and travel the world looking for more obscure origins and coffees. They have partnered with our good friends Pharmacie Coffee down in Hove to bring their coffee vision to life.
Returning to join the newbies this month are Heart & Graft from Manchester and Dusty Ape from Wiltshire.