Climpson and Sons incredible seasonable blend brings together really special coffees from farms they have worked with for years to create a striking blend. Always a hit when we serve it as espresso - grab a bag to conjure these sweet, complex satisfying flavours at home. With tasting notes of cherry, butterscotch and praline it pairs brilliantly with milk and is one of our favourite coffees of 2021. Incredible brewed as espresso or in a cafetière.
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Climpson and Sons Broadway Blend emphasises closer farm and import relationships with many of the same coffees selected each year for their unique representations of origin and terroir. The focus is on high quality, sustainable and complimentary coffees with the blend evolving with fresh harvest arrivals.
For the Festive Broadway Blend we have two returning favourites that highlight the best attributes of this year's South and Central American harvests. This combination makes for a sticky sweet espresso that is a perfect match for the festive season.
Butterscotch, Cherry, Praline
Passiflora, Colombia (50%)
Caturra, Colombia & Castillo
1,400 - 1,700 masl
COMSA CO-OP, Honduras (50%)
Caturra, Pacas & IHCAFE90
1,300 - 1,600 masl
Our go-to source for traceable Colombian coffees is the Cedro Alto Collective, in this case representing the Passiflora smallholders - a group of 20 farmers based in Planadas, Tolima. All contributing members adhere to a strict criteria of farming without the use of synthetic pesticides and maintain native trees as a measure of biodiversity. To help with processing and market access they have partnered with Cedro Alto, a producer-owned exporter that promotes economic sustainability as a means of improving social and environmental conditions. With fixed prices much higher than the commodity market this group is now making more than 5 times their previous yearly income.
Heading North to Central America, we source the other 50% of this blend from our Honduran partners at the COMSA Cooperative. COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala) is a growing collective of neighbouring farmers set in Marcala, La Paz. Starting in 2001 with 69 local producers they have set out to improve their communities coffee and livelihoods through sustainable organic production. Now they represent over 1,200 members and provide training in organic farm regeneration, water management and wildlife conservation. The improved quality and prices continue to motivate producing families and act as a beacon of inspiration as to the long-term sustainability of organic specialty practices.