Donna Blend





About this Coffee

The Donna Espresso Blend is our nod towards a more traditional coffee flavour. First, we find coffees that have the inherent characteristics of deep chocolate, with low acidity and lots of body. We then roast a little darker than our other coffees, to the point where the natural sugars are browned to a dark caramel quality. Donna tastes robust and strong but still allows the natural characteristics of the Brazil Dutra and Peru San Fernando to shine through.

The Brazilian coffee Dutra comes from five smaller farms that band together to create the larger Fazenda. The Dutra brothers inherited the farm from their dad Zeca, who originally had the idea to transform their farm into a coffee farm in the 1950s. Since then, the Dutras’ focus has always been on creating a more sustainable and ecologically-minded farm. The family’s hard work has even resulted in them being awarded the Sustainable Farm Award by Globo Rural Magazine.

The Peruvian coffee San Fernando comes from producers in two isolated valles in the Andes, belonging to the cooperative from which the coffee gets its name. The history of cooperatives in Peru goes back decades, and their collaborative nature is central to what makes Peru one of coffee’s most crowd-pleasing and reliable origins. The Peruvian coffee profile is all about balance and light sweetness, and San Fernando is all that and more: a calm acidity supports light caramel notes, underlining a creamy body with a gentle chocolate note throughout.