October 2022 - The Wolf Espresso

October 2022 — The Wolf Espresso

For the month of October, we're featuring coffees by The Wolf Espresso. To learn more about The Wolf Espresso, head to thewolfespresso.com.au or follow them at @thewolfespresso on Instagram.

An interview with Rani Rahim from The Wolf Espresso:

What's one thing everyone should know about you?

We are a small cafe in Perth CBD with a vision to serve delicious, traceable, and top class coffee. Since winning the 2022 Western Region Brewers Cup Competition and made it to the final Top 8 National, we are starting to serve pourovers of rare and exotic coffees. Our mission is to nurture and grow coffee drinkers and increase their curiosity and interest.

What excites you about coffee?

There is no limit to taste especially with innovation of processing methods. But it is always about the people, the coffee drinker, and you.

If you could recommend one song to listen to while drinking your coffee, what would it be?

PREP - As it was

Santa Ines

Adrian Lasso

Where is this coffee from?
Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais.

What's your favourite thing about this coffee?
It is a very versatile coffee. Works great on black with notes of orange mandarin, cacao, berry and brown sugar. But when added to milk, you will find hazelnut, cacao and praline. Very nice to have especially in the morning!

What is one interesting fact about how or where this coffee was grown?

Coffee growing in Carmo de Minas has been the business of the Pereira family since 1979. When the family started managing the 215 hectare farmland at Fazenda Santa Ines, it was already planted in coffee, but they opted to plant new varieties and update the work model in order to improve quality and productivity. At the time that the family took over management at Santa Ines, the Carmo de Minas region was experiencing problems with quality. The family hired experts to help improve quality, they introduced new processing techniques, and they also implemented the newest farm technology available. Since making these changes, the coffees from Santa Ines have stood out in regional and national contests: In 2005, a sample from Fazenda Santa Ines won first place in Cup of Excellence Brazil, with a world-record 95.85 score. The farm is planted with Catucai, Yellow and Red Catuai, Yellow and Red Bourbon, and Acaia on about 100 hectares; the rest of the farmland is used for bananas, corn, and dairy cows. Annual coffee production is around 4,000 bags.

What fictional character does this coffee remind you of?
Astro Boy. Very low key and calm, but surprisingly has in-depth characteristic and power.

Where is this coffee from?
Huila, La Meseta, Colombia

What's your favourite thing about this coffee?
Very sweet and good balance of acidity. You will find vanilla, granny smith apple acidity and toffee.What is one interesting fact about how or where this coffee was grown?

What is one interesting fact about how or where this coffee was grown?

Adrian Lasso owns and operates Finca La Meseta located in the Normandia village outside of Pitalito, Huila. This 13-hectare farm is fertilized every 4 months and the brush around the coffee is cleared with a scythe at the same time to help maintain the organization for the farm's operations. Harvest takes place during the months of October-December and cherries are picked when fully ripe. Once harvested, the cherries are delivered to the mill area and fermented in bags for 15-18 hours, then depulped and fermented dry for another 30 hours. After fermentation is complete, the coffee is washed and placed on raised beds inside a parabolic dryer for an average of 12-16 days and moved 3 times a day throughout the drying process. Adrian comes from a traditional coffee family and has been a producer themself for over 25 years. What fictional character does this coffee remind you of?

What fictional character does this coffee remind you of?
Goku. It can be sweet, funny but serious.



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