It’s Autumn in Melbourne and Padre has a whole raft of new season’s coffees to celebrate.
Our cafés tweet daily updates on what’s brewing in-store and there is no better place for advice on what (and how) to brew at home so come in, grab a coffee and have a chat with our baristas - whether it’s an espresso from our Slayers or a whole weekend’s worth of french press coffee, Padre’s the place.
What we’re drinking this April
Guatemala la Bolsa dos Rios (Lot 2)
Bright and tart, there’s an unmistakeably fruity freshness to the Bolsa microlot that’s morish as espresso and lovely and light as a filter or Clover coffee too.
One of Guatemala’s finest and best-established farms, the Bolsa dos Rios is in the Huehuetenago region on the border with Mexico. With their own school and hydroelectric plant, this premium coffee plantation is known for producing some of the region’s finest coffee, and this is no exception. This Lot stood out for the wonderful balance of sweetness and spice in the cup and we’re happy to say it makes a great filter coffee too. Grab a bag for your espresso machine or plunger or try it in-store as a Clover to really taste the marmalade.
Colombian coffee may be an easy sell around here – rich and creamy, smooth and sweet – but even so, the Sandona Nariño deserves a special mention. The small farms of Nariño enjoy some of the region’s best coffee-growing conditions, with the triple-threat of high altitudes, rich volcanic soil and proximity to the equator basically writing the recipe for fantastic coffee.
This washed coffee will suit sweet-tooths with notes of malt and vanilla in the cup.
Delicious as espresso, it makes a mean stovetop coffee, too.
Brazil Fazenda Cambara (Lot 23)
A fantastic and unique coffee from the world’s biggest producer, this Brazilian is gorgeous and light in the cup with mild acidity, a buttery mouthfeel, toffee finish and notes of caramel and malt. Brilliant as an espresso coffee as well as a particularly soft and nuanced filter, try the Fazenda Cambara as a pourover or plunger at home or in store as a Clover.
Stay tuned too for a couple of tremendous new African coffees, coming very soon to a Padre café near you. Find us here