Feature2018 Gold Medal AICA Awards
This year’s 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) Gold medal winning coffee blend in milk. Dane's oldest and most traditional flavour profile blended with four origins. Mocha, named after the old port of Mocha where some of the worlds finest Ethiopian coffees where traded for centuries and Gold for its distinguished flavours.
Black: Thick juicy mouthfeel with a rich complex favour with hints of spice, cocoa and chocolate finish.
Milk: Milk chocolate body, vanilla malt with a dark chocolate mouth feel and finish.
- AICA 2018 Gold - Cappuccino, Milk (blend) - Trophy for Champion coffee
- AICA 2017 Bronze - Milk Coffee, Blend
- AICA 2016 Silver
- AICA 2016 Bronze
We rate each bean and blend for specific characteristics from 1-10
Aroma How powerful is the aroma?
Flavour Does the flavour hit you immediately, or is it more subtle?
Body Is it a thinner or fuller texture?
Sweetness How would you rate it on a scale of slightly bitter to very sweet?
Finish How long does the flavour linger?
- Dose (In)
- 30ml (Milk Espresso)
25ml (Black Espresso)
- Weight (Out)
- 47g - 49g (Milk Espresso)
35g - 37g (Black Espresso)
- 34 - 36 sec (Milk espresso)
30 - 33 sec (Black espresso)
- Brew Ratio %
- 49% (Milk Espresso)
66% (Black Espresso)
- 93.5 oC
- Tamp Strength
Coffee production in Brazil is responsible for about a third of all coffee, making Brazil by far the world's largest producer, a position the country has held for the last 150 years. Coffee plantations, covering some 27,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi), are mainly located in the southeastern states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná where the environment and climate provide ideal growing conditions.
The crop first arrived in Brazil in the 18th Century and the country had become the dominant producer by the 1840s. Production as a share of world coffee output peaked in the 1920's, with the country supplying 100% of the world's coffee, but has declined since the 1950s due to increased global production. (Wikipedia)
Coffee production in Ethiopia is a longstanding tradition. Ethiopia is where Coffea arabica, the coffee plant, originates. The plant is now grown in various parts of the world; Ethiopia itself accounts for around 3% of the global coffee market. (Wikipedia)
Indonesia was the fourth largest producer of coffee in the world in 2014. Coffee in Indonesia began with its colonial history, and has played an important part in the growth of the country. Indonesia is located within an ideal geography for coffee plantations, near the equator and with numerous mountainous regions across the islands, creating well suited micro-climates for the growth and production of coffee. (Wikipedia)
Coffee production in Papua New Guinea accounts for approximately 1% of world production.
The majority of coffee is grown in the Eastern Highland Province, the Western Highland Province, and Simbu. Production is largely by small farmers with land holdings that grow as little as 20 trees per plot in “coffee gardens” alongside subsistence crops. Predominantly in isolated places, the product is mostly certified as “organic coffee.” (Wikipedia)
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The true meaning of Mocha
The true meaning of Mocha coffee originated back in the 15th century, when coffee was first being exported to Europe from the port of Mocha in Yemen.