Toby's Estate Coffee

Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
Pereira Family
Origin
Carmo de Minas, Brazil
Varieties
Bourbon, Catuai
Elevation
1,000-1,300
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Pulped Natural
Our Notes
A pleasing scent of vanilla gives way to the satisfying flavors of roasted pecan and hazelnut in this rich and creamy cup
Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
Borboya Washing Station
Origin
Oromia, Ethiopia
Varieties
Heirloom
Elevation
1,800-1,950
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed, Sun-dried
Our Notes
A perfumed nose of jasmine and magnolia are complemented by spiced, earthy, date-like sweetness and bright notes of lemon and peach iced tea that smooth into a ginger molasses cookie finish.
Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
Minais Gerais Small Holders
Origin
Brazil, Mexico, El Salvador
Varieties
Various varieties
Elevation
200-1,550
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed, pulped natural
Our Notes
A rich and robust blend, this coffee boldly balances flavors of dark cocoa and smoked meat, with hints of chicory on the finish.
Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
Grupo Asociativo Cafe Andino Especial
Origin
Andino, Colombia
Varieties
Caturra, Typica, Colombia
Elevation
1,500-1,900
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed, sun-dried
Our Notes
Delicate and articulate, with almond aromas opening into flavors of cherries and light brown sugar, a silky body, and a finish like toasted oats and red grapes.

The Andino association was founded in 2002 to support the small-scale coffee farmers around the town of Bruselas, in the southern reaches of Colombia’s famed Huila region. Today the association has over 100 members who tend small farms (from 1-7 hectares) and process their coffees at local micro mills instead of larger, centralized mills. Because of this diversity in growing and processing there’s a tremendous amount of variation between each farmer’s coffees, but only the best lots made the cut for this delicious brew.

Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
Luis Salazar and Maria Elena Castro
Origin
Palmira de Zarcero, Central Valley, Costa Rica
Varieties
Typica
Elevation
1,800
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Pulped-Natural
Our Notes
Aromas of toffee and malt lead into a cup with a yellow apple acidity, layered with flavors of apricots, almonds and maple. It finishes clean with notes of oak and honey.

We could not be more excited about this coffee! We evaluated eleven Costa Rican coffees this month and this one was our favorite. And, this is the first Costa Rican we have featured since 2011! No surprise its from Craft Coffee veterans, Toby’s Estate in Brooklyn, New York. This coffee is courtesy of Maria Elena Castro and her son Luis Salazar. Located in the Palmira de Zacero micro-region in Costa Rica’s Central Valley their farm, Finca Salaca, is blessed with optimal climatic conditions for producing excellent coffees; rich volcanic soils and ideal altitude. The coffees are processed nearby at the family owned micro-mill, Las Brisas, making sure quality control is transparent from start to finish. We love this brew with its tangerine aromas, mild body and fuji-apple, honeyed flavors.

Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
Finca El Pilar, farmed by Juan Carlos Chen
Origin
San Juan Sacatepéquez, Atitlan, Guatemala
Varieties
Typica, Bourbon, Caturra
Elevation
1,500-1,900
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed, patio dried
Our Notes
Heady in cocoa and palm sugar, this exceptionally balanced cup reveals varying layers of chocolate with hints of jasmine, hazelnuts and spice. Sweet notes of coconut linger on the finish.

This coffee hails from paradise. For years, the folks behind Finca El Pilar, just outside of Antigua, Guatemala have worked to convert a colonial coffee plantation into a protected forest sanctuary. Today, only 5% of the grounds are dedicated to growing these certified organic beans. The rest are set aside for over 130 bird species, lush green landscapes and beautiful butterflies. Hummingbirds are known to flitter throughout the property. Toby’s Estate, our neighbors in Brooklyn, are no strangers to renewal of spaces themselves. They only recently arrived from Australia and converted an old meat-provisioning house into their beautiful cafe and roastery. We couldn’t be more pleased to help them share this sugary brew that’s layered with chocolate, hazelnuts and spice.

Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
La Piramide, Asorcafe Growers Association, farmed by 400 smallholder farmers
Origin
Inza, Cauca, Colombia
Varieties
Caturra, Typica
Elevation
1400-1850
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Our Notes
A rich backdrop of dark wood showcases a sugary maple candy sweetness, a syrupy body, and an elegant warm plum acidity.

Nestled between peaks in the Colombian Andes, the 400 small farmers of the Asorcafe Growers Association grow their coffee on slopes overlooking Colombia’s highest volcano, el Nevado del Huila. When the farmers banded together in 2004, they adopted the name “La Piramide” in honor of the pyramid-shaped mountains that tower over their land. When Toby's Estate, an Australian micro-roaster, arrived on our shores to open a Brooklyn roastery and cafe, La Piramide was an immediate hit. In their hands, it features a rich backdrop of dark wood which showcases a sugary maple candy sweetness, a syrupy body, and an elegant warm plum acidity.

Roaster
Toby's Estate Coffee
Brooklyn, New York
Producer
Various smallholders
Origin
Paez, Colombia
Varieties
Caturra, Typica, Castillo
Elevation
1,780-2,000
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Fully Washed and Sun Dried
Our Notes
Bright and vibrant with flavors of tart cherry that give way to a subtle oak finish.

There aren’t too many roasters who can boast beginning their coffee careers at age 15. It was at this age that Deaton Pigot first became a barista in Australia. Since then, his coffee expertise has taken him around the world and landed him as the resident roasting virtuoso at Toby’s Estate in Brooklyn. Like Deaton, Toby’s Estate hails originally from Australia, and it has taken Brooklyn by storm since its opening earlier this year. Deaton coaxes flavor with a finesse gained only by a lifetime of practice. When these beans from Paez, Colombia are given Deaton’s special treatment, the result is a bright and vibrant cup with flavors of tart cherry, giving way to a subtle oak finish.