This blend is smooth and fresh with a well-balanced, dynamic flavour.
As a black it has a mild, sweet acidity, plum like fruity aroma, with flavours of cocoa, pineapple and papaya that develop into warm caramels, light chocolates and pronounced long malt finish in milk.
Bronze medal in the Golden Bean Awards 2014.
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)
- 46g- 49g (Milk Espresso)
36g- 39g (Black Espresso)
- 37 - 39sec (Milk Espresso)
30 - 33sec (Black Espresso)
- Brew Ratio %
- 49% (Milk Espresso)
64% (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 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)
Coffee production in the country began in 1779 in the Meseta Central which had ideal soil and climate conditions for coffee plantations. Coffea arabica first imported to Europe through Arabia, whence it takes its name, was introduced to the country directly from Ethiopia. (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)
The name Caramba comes from the spanish word “Caramba” translating to “Good Gracious” Caramba has been and continues to be our award winning flagship blend.