Hello and welcome to the May edition of the Dog and Hat Coffee Subscription.
This month the subscription coffee has a distinctly international feel to it as we take our first trip of the year across the North Sea to Amsterdam showcasing the amazing team at Lot61 coffee roasters with their Ethiopia Natural.
We then head down the M1 to West Sussex to feature returning members' favourite Craft House Coffee and the Rwanda Washed they sourced just for us.
For the 3 bag slot we have a coffee with a great story direct from the Fazenda Mio farm in Brazil roasted for them by Nick Mabey (UK SCA Roasters Champion 2018) at Assembly Coffee in Brixton, London.
Finally we take our first trip to Leicester to feature St Martin's Burundi washed.
Please click the link to see the May Dialled In subscription coffee in more detail.
Lot61 (Amsterdam) - Ethiopia Natural
Born in Sydney, Rasied in Brooklyn, Roasting in Amsterdam.
The team over at Lot61 got in touch with us last year and we were thrilled to get the chance to work with them... but we also wanted to wait for Brexit to settle down first, so we needed to have some patience (not Dave's strong suit).
Now, however, is the time to unleash them on the subscription with their fantastic, complex and fruity Natural-processed Ethiopia from the Uraga region.
All our subscribers will be receiving this coffee to enjoy with its notes of Redcurrant, Grape and Blueberry.
Craft House (West Sussex) - Rwanda
We first met up with Tom at Craft House back at the London Coffee Festival in 2018 after our subscribers asked us to track him down for the sub.
This time, Tom has gone away and sourced us a lovely Rwanda washed coffee for Hannah to roast on the beast that is their big orange Giesen roaster.
It comes with those traditional Rwanda tasting notes of Brown Sugar and Orange.
Again, all our subscribers will be receiving this coffee.
Fazenda Mio (Brazil) roasted by Assembly (London) - Brazil
This Natural-processed Brazilian coffee has a really lovely story behind it. We were introduced to Ana Luiza Pellicer (whose family own the Fazenda Mio farm in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil) by Emma at Caffeina.
Fazenda Mio has a really strong focus on traceability throughout the farm and it is easily possible to pinpoint exactly where on the farm each micro-lot was grown. Now, Mio are not a coffee roaster and have instead partnered with one of the best in the business here in the UK - Assembly Coffee - with 2018 UK Roaster Champion Nick Mabey at the helm. We plan to speak with Ana Luiza live online during the month to hear more about the farm and the coffee.
The micro-lot that we have chosen for this month's subscription is the natural-process Yellow Catucai '1911' coffee with notes of Cherry, Dried Fruit, Almond Nougat and Milk Chocolate.
All our 3 and 4 bag members will be receiving this coffee.
St Martins (Leicester) - Burundi
Finally, we head to Leicester to showcase another new roaster for us, St Martins. St Martins have been keeping Leicester caffeinated for the last 10 years.
The coffee we have chosen from them is a juicy washed Burundi from the Kiremaa washing station.
All our 4 bag members will be receiving this juicy coffee with notes of Cranberry, Blackberry and Chocolate.
Dialled In Traditional
Our subscribers on the Traditional subscription this month will be receiving a single origin Peru from Lot61 and a single origin Brazil from Fazenda Mio (roasted by Assembly in London).
Dialled In Decaf
For our Decaf subscribers we have a Guatemala from Lot61 and a Brazil from Craft House.