Assembly Coffee is a multi-award-winning specialty coffee roaster based in London. The Brixton-based roasters take great care in selecting only the best beans and brewing them to perfection to produce some of the greatest coffee in the country.
To keep on top of their game and ensure that the coffee they make is of the best quality, they collaborate with other top roasters. They provide insight into the world of coffee and aren't scared to reveal any secrets. For our Roaster of the Week segment, we got our hands on three of their current roasts, so keep reading to find out what makes these folks so great.
Limited Editions — Rare coffees
Limited Editions are special releases of uncommon coffees that we think are exceptional. They handpick distinctive coffees that highlight farming innovation and, most importantly, give unique flavor experiences.
Because they are small lots with limited quantities, the coffees are distributed first to their mailing list.
Latest Limited Editions
There are currently two limited editions available. It is the culmination of eight years of scientific investigation. And the Panama Summer Geisha, the newest gorgeous coffee from Finca Santa Teresa, one of their long-term producer partners. Below is further information on both.
Limited Edition: Panama Summer Geisha
Finca Santa Teresa's summer plot, located on a steep hillside at 1500–1600 masl, provides shade-grown coffee from 12 year-old Geisha trees. Between February and April each year, the trees flower 3-5 times per harvest. The Panamanian sun helps the lot to ripen evenly, and the abundant sunshine is then used for post-harvest processing.
This Geisha was harvested and laid out on elevated beds within hours for a 30-day slow drying period before being processed in a controlled environment to maintain consistency.
This coffee contains pronounced red fruit overtones and rose tea scents in the cup, according to tasters. A Geisha who is perfectly poised.
Limited Edition: Edgar Robinson Conilon
With increasingly regular catastrophic weather occurrences, shifting seasons, and the devastating study papers that make sense of them, the full magnitude of the damage the human species has done to the earth over the past few centuries is becoming obvious.
According to scenario modeling published in January 2022, rising temperatures, greater rainfall, and resultant changes to the PH and texture of soil might result in the loss of 50% of land suitable for coffee production by 2050.
Around one-third of the world's coffee is produced by Brazil's 250,000 coffee farmers. Coffee producers are adapting to the changing climate in order to secure their livelihoods and meet market demand.
Professor Lucas Louzada and his team at the Instituto Federal do Esprito Santo have spent eight years refining a method for improving the quality of Conilon, a Canephora genetic group.
It is proposed that high-quality, high-yield Conilon be used to augment less resilient Arabica varietals threatened by climate change, so bringing tens of thousands of Conilon growers into the specialty market.
Lucas' crew traveled a total of 15,000 kilometers during the harvest season in 2021, sharing their observations and recommendations with coffee producers around Esprito Santo. In the first year of the initiative, 91 percent of farms using the enhanced carbonic maceration procedure had Conilon coffees with cup ratings of 84 or higher.
Early indications are positive: Conilon may be able to safeguard the speciality coffee industry's future.
A major amount of the proceeds from this limited edition will be donated to the Instituto Federal do Esprito Santo to help fund the program's continued development.