Thunderbolt - Bold Blend
Designed for espresso, and for all the deep, bold, and strong coffee lovers out there.
Over the past nine years, we’ve brewed many coffees, tasted many more, and played around with a whole lot of roasting styles. On top of that, we've had a few tasty beer collaborations over the last few years. That got us thinking more and more about different flavours, different styles, and how craft brewers offer such a varied range and style of beers, but yet they’re all delicious in their own right.
There’s no ‘one way’ to ‘do’ coffee or one coffee that everyone will enjoy. So we’re always looking, tasting, roasting, sourcing and challenging ourselves to try new things and to better ourselves and the coffee we grow, roast, and brew.
Cue Thunderbolt. It's a bit different than our other blends. It's our rustic blend, yet it's finessed; punchy and delicious. It‘s like the stout of our coffee blends. We’ve crafted this blend to give that kick that so many love while retaining Flight Coffee's quality and social impact at origin due to our stable pricing buying system (always ask us about this).
Producer: Various small lot holders
Region: Rwanda, Colombia, and Brazil
Process: Washed, Washed, and Natural
Varietal: Red Bourbon, Castillo, Colombia, Castillo, Yellow Catuai, and Yellow Bourbon
Roasting Profile: Espresso
Please note, if you're selecting 500g, you will receive 2 x 250g bags.
Producer: ASOCAFETATAMA Santuario, Asotatama El Aguila, Entreverdes
Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
The Risaralda Regional Blend is a combination coffee from the regions of Santuario, El Aguila, and Belén de Umbría, all located in the Risaralda Department. A regional blend means can maximise the effectiveness of our purchasing by purchasing much larger volumes of into New Zealand and with careful demand planning, we contract our coffee in advance of the season providing a guarantee to market for coffee producers. The blend is brought together in Santuario by the wonderful people of ASOCAFETATAMA (Coffee Association of Tatama), where the coffee from each region is blended and prepared for milling. A first payment is received at this point by producers, followed by a second payment on export. Each producer receives an above market price for their coffee at the time it is sold to us, this price is set above the C market price and is higher than other premium based models. In 2019, producers received an average household income of at least 5x greater than what the C market price provided at the time.
Producer: Muraho Trading Company
Region: Nyamasheke, Rugali Washing Station
Variety: Red Bourbon
Rugali Coffee Washing Station is built next to the village of Rwamiko and purchases coffee from about 140 families in the area. Once cherry is delivered to the station is it hand sorted, floated, pulped and then fermented for 12 hours. Wet parchment is then run through a serpentine where a moving channel of water allows any floaters and foreign objects to float and be discarded. Once the coffee is separated, it is then washed in one final rinse and placed out on pre-drying sorting tables. It’s at this point where hand sorters remove any defects including identifying potential potato defects. Coffee is then laid out to dry on terraced raised beds for an average of 21 days. The beds stretch across a large open plain where coffee has maximum exposure to good air flow and sunlight which helps provide a consistent drying environment. During the dry season day time temperatures reach 28 to 30 degrees and evening temperatures drop to 12 to 15 degrees.
Producer: Various small lot holders
State: Minas Gerais
Region: Mantiqueira de Minas.
Altitude: 900 - 1500 MASL
Varietal: Yellow Catuai, Yellow Bourbon
The Mantiqueira de Minas has some 7,800 producers, 89% of these are small lot holders. This regional blend is composed of coffees from some of these producers and was created with the goal of introducing small farmers to the specialty coffee market. Coffee has been grown in this region for over 100 years and it in 2011 and today the Mantiqueira de Minas region is one of the most awarded regions in Brazil.