Kiss the Hippo Coffee - George Street Blend
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Red Berries, Chocolate.
Recommended for Espresso.
50% Colombia - Los Vascos, Washed.
50% Mexico - Mico de Noche, Washed
Certified organic by the Soil Association, George St. Blend is our go-to house coffee. Strong enough to shine through milk, George St. is carefully roasted to highlight the coffee’s robust, natural flavours while also pushing the coffee to have a deep sweetness that helps create a syrupy body. This version of our mainstay blend was created by combining two coffees from Latin America: the Colombian coffee Los Vascos and the Mexican Mico de Noche. Together, they offer a crowd-pleasing combination of sweetness and strength.
Los Vascos is a cooperative of producers who work together under the name ASOTBILBAO. Each of them have small farms that are lush with coffee trees and nature reserves – a combination that makes the area look more like a jungle than farmland. The cool weather of this mountainous region creates a terroir that is known for its deep butterscotch sweetness and light fruitiness.
Mico de Noche is a group of 100 coffee producers in the south-east of Chiapas not far from the border with Guatemala. The region has moved between being a part of Guatemala and Mexico for centuries, as both nations claimed the territory. Now firmly Mexican, coffee only came to the region in the 19th century – but it’s quickly taken root as one of the major crops of the region.