August 2020 Coffee Guide

We have another exciting line up of coffee planned for you this month - so please click the link to see the August Dialled In subscription coffee in more detail.

Vagabond Coffee - London

When we started the Dialled In subscription, the first roaster that we went and visited personally was Vagabond Coffee on Holloway Road in North London.  We spend a good hour and a bit chatting to head-roaster Paul about all things coffee and it was absolutely fascinating.  We've kept up a good relationship with Paul and team Vagabond ever since and Paul even made a welcome appearance at our first public coffee cupping down at Amoret in London last year.

So we were thrilled when he mentioned that he had a few sacks of Tanzania coffee (a couple of different processing methods) waiting in the warehouse to be profiled.  We got in quick and managed to snaffle one of the coffees as a bit of an exclusive for the subscription.  We then worked with Paul (remotely) through the profiling process and are really pleased to be showcasing their washed processed Tanzania to kick off this month's coffee.

The Tanzania comes from Glanmalure near Ngila in the Arusha region of Tanzania and comes with notes of blackcurrant, blackbery and brown sugar.  Paul once described it to me as a mini-Kenyan, and I think that's quite an apt description.

All our members will be receiving this Omni-Roast coffee to enjoy.

Origin Coffee - Cornwall

As regular travellers from Yorkshire to London (when train travel was still a thing) we used to visit the Origin coffee shops on Euston Road regularly and always enjoyed the variety they had on offer.  We are thrilled to be partnering with Origin Coffee this month on the subscription and with the award-winning quality of the people and coffee at Origin, you know you'll be in good hands.

The coffee we selected this month is a washed Nicaragua from the Mierisch Family's Los Altos farm in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua.  This coffee has wonderful notes of Roasted Almond, Chocolate and Brown Sugar and makes a bit of a change from some of the fruitier numbers we've showcased recently.

All our members will be receiving this Omni-Roast coffee to enjoy.

Five Rings - Cardiff

We've had the inside track (pardon the pun) on this roastary for a while now and are really excited to be able to bring them in for you to enjoy.

Something we've noticed since the very early days of Dog and Hat is that coffee and cycling really do go hand in hand... and we have an extremely large contingent of keen cyclists on the subscription.

Five Rings is a new coffee roastery that has been set up by cycling legends Callum Skinner (Olympic Champion at Rio 2016), Owain Doull (Olympic Champion at Rio 2016) and Philip Hindes (Olympic Champion at London 2012 and Rio 2016).  Each of their coffees is named after a highlight (or low-point) in their careers and you can find out more about each story on the coffee info cards when the coffee arrives.

We will be bringing in their washed Colombia coffee (Cali Crash) with notes of Orange, Cherry and Caramel.

All our 3 bag members will be receiving this Omni-Roast coffee this month.

Curious Roo - London

We are great advocates of continued learning here at Dog and Hat and, as we were progressing on our journey through coffee, we put our SCA training in the capable hands of the wonderful team down at Artisan Coffee School in Ealing, London - we loved heading down to their training room and we really do miss them.

Thankfully, attached to the coffee school is the Curious Roo roastery and they are roasting us up a fantastic natural processed Uganda which has tasting notes of (amongst other things) Wine Gums... it's a wonderful example of natural processed coffee.

All our 4 bag members will be receiving this coffee. 

Dialled In Dark(er)

The Dialled In Dark(er) members will be getting a Brazil from Five Rings and Curious Roo's Barn Door Blend this month.

Dialled In Decaf

For our Decaf subscribers, Origin Coffee will be providing their Rwanda decaf alongside Curious Roo's decaf blend.

Dialled In International

There are still a couple of days left to get your orders in for this month's Dialled In International featuring a Burundi (for Filter subscribers) and a Brazil (for Espresso subscribers) from La Cabra in Denmark.  The Burundi has notes of Redcurrant, Honey and Rooibos Tea... while the Brazil has notes of Chocolate, Brown Sugar and Pecan.

La Cabra are keen followers of the Omni-Roast school of roasting, so we have split the coffee based on tasting notes - therefore, if you are a filter brewer and would prefer the Brazil or an espresso user and would prefer the Burundi then please just let us know.

In alongside La Cabra are returning favourites Ineffable from Seville with a natural processed Rwanda with notes of Pineapple, Papaya and Rum.