When we open the doors at Another Place, The Lake this August, the coffee being served around the hotel in The Living Space and the restaurant will be Origin’s Resolute blend. The only exception is the breakfast filter coffee in the restaurant – the seasonal Finca Los Altos.
Sit back, relax and come along for the ride as our friends at Origin Coffee take you on the journey of your cup; a mix of 65% Nicaragua Finca Los Altos and 35% El Salvador Finca Santa Elena.
Finca Los Altos
Origin’s approach to coffee sourcing is through direct trade, a philosophy and ethical practice true to speciality coffee, enabling them to support their farm and mill partners directly, offering full traceability to the drinkers of their cups of coffee. The team visit the farmers at least once a year – in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia and Brazil – seeing with their own eyes the environmentally and socially sustainable practices at work.
The first stop on their recent trip saw Origin climbing high up in the hills of Central America to visit the award-winning Mierisch family at the Finca Los Altos farm. Los Altos is one of the two family farms and coffees that make up the Resolute blend. The success of the Miersich family’s coffee today allows them to delve into different ideas in coffee production – experimental processing, new farming theories and boutique coffee varieties.
Origin Coffee’s Development Manager, Joshua Tarlo, describes Los Altos as a work horse of a coffee: “It has big body and packs incredibly rich flavours which is why we use it every year; it’s the coffee that comes to mind when we think of a classic coffee.”