Unica roasts out of Bristol's first zero waste shop (Zero Green), where they sell coffee via a glass jar return system which reduces waste. They tag these jars with a cardboard label and the string used to attach is from an old coffee bag.
Unica's journey began with an impromptu meeting in Guatemala back in 2009. Over the next decade and in various countries, the ‘El Paisa’ (as Unica's head roaster is affectionately known), developed his knowledge, understanding and love of coffee.
However, it was not until late 2021 when the goal to become an independent roaster of high-quality beans was realised. In short, Unica's goal is to roast and provide unique, speciality coffee, without taking themselves too seriously.
It is early days for Unica, but they are on a learning journey and they appreciate feedback from the Secret Caffeine Club members.
We're excited to feature Unica with two coffees:
A well rounded Colombian with a plummy port hit and a delightful dark chocolate mouthfeel. Process: Natural | Variety: Castillo, Colombia | Altitude: 1850 MSAL | Category: Especialidad.
Delicately roasted, this Ethiopian will bring floral aromatics and hints of tea and lime. Process: Natural | Variety: Heirloom | Altitude: 1950 MASL | Category: Autentica
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