Hi world- just a headsup that our biweekly coffee tastings will be at 5pm now instead of 4, every second Tuesday. Next one is Tues next week October 21st.
Just had our first cupping with coffees from @smallbatchroast , @reubenhills and #thegoldencobra . Thanks to the crew who came down and tried the coffees. Will be running these every second Tuesday at 4pm open to all, very informal. Next one is 22/7. #cupping #coffee #specialtycoffee
This month on the coffee situation we are offering-
Debut de Siecle (roasted by The Golden Cobra)
for any milk based espresso drinks, this is our house blend.
This is the same as our last update.
Single origins (for black espresso coffee)
Limoncillo, from Yasica Norte Nicaragua. Javanica Varietal. Roasted by Sample Coffee
This is a fairly low grown coffee from the Mierisch farms but displays beautiful stone fruit and nice acidity with a good balanced body. It is a cultivar called Javanica, which is a strain of Java that was discovered in Nicaragua (hence the portmanteau).
Lerida Estate from Boquete, Panama. Catuai. Roasted by The Golden Cobra
This guy has a sparkly citrus acidity which gives way to cocoa and raisin in the flavour and then a super clean long finish. It is a washed Catuai
Next week we will be running a Colombian coffee from Sample, Palmar De Criollo and gonna run Small Batch’s Candyman on espresso as well.
Chele’lektu from Kochere, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Roasted by Small Batch. Heirloom varietals.
I tried this same coffee (or at least coffee from from last harvest but roasted by Heart Roasters, from Portland when G&B Coffee brought a bunch of American coffees out to PCP for their take over a few months ago. I then came across it when I was in Melbourne for MICE at Auction Rooms and was really stoked to be able to run it at Fleetwood. It is a delicate, super floral but then has stone fruit and juiciness/body that a lot of Yirgacheffe coffee can be missing at times. Of course, it is also lovingly roasted by Small Batch. Come try one this week or next, but we will be switching to a Rwandan coffee called Gitesi after that for the week just to mix it up.
Rodrigo Sanchez Palestina, Huila, Colombia. Roasted by Sample Coffee.
This has a definite classic-ness to it. 70% cocoa chocolate, fruit sweetness and a zingy acidity. I ddidn’t write as much as I did about the Chele’ektu, but is a good foil to it, a nice comforting brew compared to the floral and fruit driven Yirg.
OK, see you for a coffee or bite to eat.
Currently offering Debut Siecle (our seasonal house blend)- for milk based drinks, roasted by The Golden Cobra. It has a breakdown of three coffees at the moment:
1. 60% Bella Carmona Mill, from Antigua, Guatemala. Varietal: 80/20 Bourbon/Caturra
2. 20% Finca Santa Teresa from Santa Clara, Chiriqui, Panama. Varietal: Caturra/Catuai
These are both fully washed coffees
3. 20% Mustefa Mill, from Sidamo, Ethiopia, a natural processed coffee, various heirloom varietals,
For espresso we are rotating between two single origins roasted by The Golden Cobra:
Kirinyaga, Central Kenya.
Varietal/Processing: Sl 28/SL 34/Fully Washed.
West Valley, Costa Rica.
Varietal/Processing- Caturra/Honey Process.
For filter we are brewing three coffees and we have switched to brewing with the Kalita Wave (they just taste better):
Roasted by The Golden Cobra
Zarcero, West Valley, Costa Rica
Process/Varietal: Natural processed, dried on raised beds, Caturra.
and then we have two filters roasted by Sample Coffee
Mesele Haille, from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
and Gaturiri from Nyeri, Kenya.
Both delicious coffees.
Ok, these will probably change soon and we’ll have to do this all again.
So this is usually a space for pictures of nice food and coffees we are serving. But we play more music in the cafe than we serve food and drinks- most of the people that work with us are either devout and hungry music fans or music makers.
Outkast have been one of the staples on the Fleetwood boom box for the last 2 years. I watched their live stream from Coachella Festival on the weekend, their big come back and first show together in 8 years (also the first show in a 40 date festival tour). Andre 3000 seemed to sort of implode into a vortex of doom. He looked like he was worlds away and really not enjoying it. I hope he finds a way to enjoy the next 39 shows because they are one of the most innovative and influential
hip hop groups of all time.
I present here an ode to Outkast with 5 of their lesser known tracks (I believe they call them deep cuts). Enjoy- hootie hoo. Jai
1. SpottieOttieDoplascious- from Aquemini
2. Follow The Light (Dungeon Family) - Even In Darkness
The Dungeon Family were Outkast’s supergroup side project that only released one album. It has some serious jams on it though including this one:
3. Vibrate (Andre 3000) - from The Love Below
4. Toilet Tisha- from Stankonia
Tell me they hadn’t been listening to lots of Prince when they made this one.
5. Hootie Hoo- from Southerplayalisticcadillacmusik
Back to 1994 with their first album they made when they were still in their teens.