Brick Farm Coffee Bar
Featuring Brick Farm Market Coffee
Admittedly coffee is not a “local” product, but Brick Farm Market fans strongly espresso a need for their morning brew. To satisfy these cravings we bend our mission statement to bring you the very best coffee from around the world. In searching for the most flavorful, sustainable and farm friendly coffee we found a partner who can source coffee directly from family farms throughout the world at the peak of freshness. The coffee beans are picked, shipped, roasted, packaged and delivered all maintaining a chain of custody. This accomplishes many goals, but foremost, without many middle people, we provide a better return on crops for the family farmer and bring our guests a high quality fresh product at a reasonable cost.
Another unique aspect of our new vendor is the ability to bring our customers a seasonal coffee – special beans which will rotate to coincide with harvests. In addition to our House, Decaf and Espresso we will feature seasonal selections throughout the year. Stop in and try our new coffee and pick–up a retail can for home brewing. And what’s up with the can? Although canned coffee gets a bad rap it’s only because of the commercial coffee that was put in the can. Don’t discriminate against the can. It’s easier to scoop, it stands up nice and straight, stacks easily and it is the more environmentally friendly option. Keep calm and buy the can!
Stop in today to try all of the delicious things we have to offer!
OUR HOUSE BLEND – EQUATORIAL ROAST
Coffee legend tells of the discovery of the first coffee trees in Ethiopia — it’s not hard to believe that coffee originated where wild coffee tree forests are still the primary harvesting source. Limu coffee is grown at elevations ranging from 4000 to 6000 feet in Southwest Ethiopia producing medium-sized coffee beans with a distinctive roundish shape and green color. Morales coffee from Colombia is grown in the topographically rich area in Northern Cauca at average of approximately 5200 feet.
This 50 / 50 blend of Medium Dark roasted Limu coffee from Ethiopia & Light Medium roasted Colombian Morales unites two premium coffee offerings to bring together a zesty, sweet & suave cup — the perfect match. Open up the can and explore the two beans at their optimal roast level and enjoy these freshly harvested and roasted beans in a drip or pour over brewer or as an espresso.
OUR CURRENT SEASONAL OFFERING – NICARAGUA HONEY PROCESSED
What is Honey Processed Coffee? During the Honey Process, coffee is dried with some or all of the mucilage remaining on the parchment encasing the seed. Coffee cherries are picked, sorted, depulped, and then moved to drying patios or beds for various periods of time.
Because there is a little bit of fermentation happening in the short amount of time it takes for the mucilage to dry, coffees processed in this way feature a little more acidity than Pulped Naturals (Pressure-Washed) coffees, but significantly less acidity than Washed or Natural/Dried-in- the Fruit coffees.
The Source – El Pastoral Estate, Jinotega,Nicaragua
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai and Catimor, shade grown coffee
Processing: hand picked, 100% ripe cherries, yellow honey, patio (sun) dried
Altitude: 1,300 to 1,350 meters above sea level (MASL)
Region: Los Cipreses community, 13 kms north of Jinotega (capital of Jinotega State), in La Isabelia mountain range
Farm: El Pastoral Estate, 50 hectares total area, 40 hectares of coffee plantation, organic certified by Mayacert since 2010, with around 5,200 coffee trees per Ha, for a production forecast of 1,100 coffee bags (69 kilos) crop 16/17. Temperature range 11C to 25C. Owned since 2004 by Juan de Dios Castillo, Agronomist, a young native entrepreneur from Jinotega.
Harvest period: SH Dec to FH April
Milling: in Beneficio Kokomo, Matagalpa
Exporter: J&M Family, family own company (Juan and Miriam, parents of Juan de Dios), since 2010