Hard Lines of Cardiff, Wales are just bursting with personality. Passionate about coffee, they roast and serve great coffee that’s been sourced sustainably with the aim of building long lasting relationships at origin. They recently ran a crowdfunder and raised £906 to support those affected by the floods in Rwanda.
Last year, they opened their cafe with huge success and are proud to be roasting on a very attractive Giesen. If you want to see how they did it, be sure to what their New Shop feature on Instagram - much pizza and Corgi action to supplement!
The Secret Caffeine Club is all about bringing you great coffee from all across the UK's incredible coffee scene, and we're super excited to feature two blends from Hard Lines coffee:
House Party - Brazil
PRODUCER: Adolfo V Ferreira Fazenda Pico Mirante
VARIETY: 100% Bourbon
TASTING NOTES: Dark Chocolate - Tropical - Mandarin
Adolfo Henrique Vieira Ferreira has been leading the way in Specialty coffee in Brazil for some years now and Pico Mirante is his latest project. This selection is a 100% Bourbon Natural lot picked from the highest form the highest elevation of the ‘Lookout’.
Definition of this cup come in the form of tropical fruit, manderine and dark chocolate notes.
El Carmen - Colombia
PRODUCER: Red Associations El Carmen
REGION: Pitalito, Huila
VARIETY: Caturra, Castillo
ALTITUDE: 1400-2100 MASL
TASTING NOTES: Cherry - Brown Sugar - Rich
El Carmen is the first member of the Red Associations project, based in Pitalito, Huila. The Red Association in this region began with the creation of a drying hub, where producers from the local area could dry their harvest without the risk of rainfall rinsing away their profits.
Previously, producers had to sell their parchment wet, through an intermediary who would dry on their behalf. This meant that this vital step was out of the producer’s control, which in turn meant they could only capture a portion of the potential return for their harvest.