The Coffee Lawn, a new stall opening this Saturday at the Market is a celebration of good coffee. We know that many of you are avid coffee drinkers, and we also know that many of you like to know where the produce and products you buy, and coffee you drink come from. So please let us properly introduce our new coffee to you.
The Coffee Lawn will be using coffee supplied by Hummingbird Coffee. Hummingbird Coffee was established back in 1990 right here in Christchurch. They continue to hand roast the same traditional way that they have always done, in small batches of single origin beans. Once each origin has been roasted to bring out the best natural characteristics, they blend various origins together to produce the over fifteen distinctive blends they have on offer.
Hummingbird’s head roaster has been cupping, roasting and blending for over fifteen years. They are continually looking for new exciting coffees to add variety and interests to their range and have recently become 100% certified organic. With their organic certification you can be assured that you’re receiving and drinking the highest quality coffee, and nothing else.
We will be running a roast called Oomph through our machine at The Coffee Lawn. Oomph is suitable for all brewing methods and is Fair Trade Organic. It has the most amazing body and sweetness with well-balanced acidity. Ethiopian Harra is a real star in this complex blend with its milk chocolate notes and great body, Oomph is moreish and an amazing espresso.
We will also be running Hummingbird’s latest seasonal blend, Harvest. Harvest is a blend that captures the best of the best, when it’s at its best. For this reason, Harvest will be a constantly changing blend of single origin that will harness the best coffees on offer from around the world at any given time. This will make for a truly distinctive and interesting coffee, for real coffee lovers and those who like to try something different. Depending on which seasonal characteristics are on offer the coffee will be either a black or milk based cup depending on what the roast at the time goes best with.
Hummingbird Coffee is a wholly New Zealand owned and operated business with roasting facilities in Addington attached to their flagship café Oddfellow’s. The CHCH Farmers Market would only bring coffee to you that we truly love ourselves and that aligns with our beliefs of locally owned products, so we are very excited to open this new stall to you all. Another reason we are so happy to be supporting Hummingbird is because they have made wonderful contributions to the local community and beyond; they have raised over three hundred thousand dollars to support causes such as the Re:start mall in Christchurch and locals in the international communities that they purchase their coffees from.
The Coffee Lawn is all about enjoying great coffee, trying something new and interesting, and supporting local businesses. Make sure you come down on Saturday and grab a cup (or two).