The Contemporary | Madagascar Zebu Estate

The Contemporary | Madagascar Zebu Estate

Beans & Ground 200g

This is an incredibly special coffee, not least because it was grown and processed in Madagascar – a first for us as a coffee sourcing origin. This coffee definitely has a distinct African quality – the sort you might expect from a high quality Rwandan or Tanzanian coffee. It has a lovely silk-like plum texture with notes of bright red berries and blackcurrants. It’s got that super juicy mouthfeel thing that we love! With milk, the sweetness is elevated but a little bit of the character is lost.

Filter roast: The filter roast has this shiny/zingy character and reminded us of a sauvignon blanc

Espresso roast: We found this to be a bit more plummy and floral 

 

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Producer Zebu Coffee Estate
Region Miarinarivo
Varietal Typica, Bourbon
Process Washed
Altitude 1137m
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£21.50
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About This Coffee

This is an incredibly special coffee, not least because it was grown and processed in Madagascar – a first for us as a coffee sourcing origin. The name Zebu Estate comes from a unique breed of cow native to Madagascar which is used as a nutritious source of fertiliser on the coffee plants. 

We bought this coffee through Omwani, a small green coffee importer who are also a part of the Green Coffee Collective – a community of speciality green coffee sourcing partners, processors and farmers who have come together from all corners of the coffee-producing world. Their purpose is to support early-stage roasters while promoting transparent trade. We first found Omwani and the collective they are part of in 2020 and we’ve been discovering other incredible small-scale importers and coffees ever since! 

Madagascar sits just off the southwest coast of Africa and whilst it does produce coffee, it’s a minuscule amount compared to other coffee producing countries. What Madagascar produces in a year – Colombia probably produces in a minute. Don’t quote us on that, we just made it up, but you get the picture. Such a small percentage of it is speciality, that we hit the jackpot bigtime, in finding this absolute banger.  

This coffee definitely has a distinct African quality – the sort you might expect from a high-quality Rwandan or Tanzanian coffee. It has a lovely silk-like plum texture with notes of bright red berries and blackcurrants. It’s got that super juicy mouthfeel thing that we love! With milk, the sweetness is elevated but a little bit of the character is lost.