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Hi there, the pleasure is all mine.

Whether you're coming, going, or not sure, let this mailer serve as a memorable point of reference, a landmark on the grey horizon defining summer 2023 (it did just get hot though, so if you're out having a nice time nevermind).

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Coffee News  

We’ve pretty much bought all of Rwanda, or at least it feels that way. This year we went hard buying from Emma at Baho. I don’t off the top of my head know how many lots we purchased, but it’s definitely at least 15. The first release is an Intango process... what the heck is an Intango process right? 

“Intango” is Kinyarwanda for beginning, although this has little or no relevance to the process, so we’ll just leave that knowledge nugget there. It’s also a name for a big clay pot used for brewing fruit beer in East Africa. Legend has it Rwandan warriors would drink fruit juice fermented in Intango pots to summon strength before going into battle. 

In coffee processing, the use of Intango pots is a new thing, an idea developed by Harley’s mate Emmanuel Rusatira. Coffee cherries are sealed into the pots using banana leaves and left to ferment for a period of 60-100 hours. Sealing the pot with leaves creates a semipermeable membrane through which air can pass slowly. As the fermentation gives off CO2, a low oxygen atmosphere is created inside the vessel. This, coupled with the naturally occurring microbes present in the porous clay, has a significant effect on how the fruit ferments. It's kind of a semi-anaerobic process with added native yeast strains, you know? 

Basically, it’s really very nice, and you can buy some HERE NOW

Cuppers News 

I think we’re finally going to open a shop. It’s a secret though, so don’t talk about it. Also, we’ve not signed any paperwork or worked out where the money we need will come from yet, so it might not happen... but I totally have a feeling it’s happening, and it’s a good feeling. 

What else? Err, Callum’s just got some new speakers hooked up in the unit, it’s loud. Just waiting for the upstairs neighbours to come and complain again, tbf they leave a dog barking up there half the week so they’ve not got a leg to stand on. 

World News 

The world news is kind of more of the same—fires, famine, war... I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from listening to the World Service, so I'm not as well poised and frustrated as normal. 

Let’s have a look at what’s going on in your world. We’re going to do a deep dive into what's going on in the locality of the last customer to order from the web store. We’ll call him Mike Hodgkinson, an alias created to prevent any data security laws from being breached. 

Mike lives in Bridgewater, which is a nice little market town with a big stinking problem: river pollution. This issue is close to my heart and is no doubt on the minds of many of us nationally. In Bridgewater, the river is full of perfluorooctane sulphonate. Yeah, I didn't know what that was either. A quick Google search has informed me that it’s primarily used in the manufacture of fire extinguishers and metal coatings. If ingested, it contributes to higher cholesterol, changes in liver function, thyroid problems, and reduced immune response. I wonder how it affects coffee flavour. 

Mike Hodgkinson, if you are reading this and if you've managed to work out that it's you I’m talking to, first, sorry. Once you've gotten over how weird this is, please email me. I’d love to know how the river water in your area affects the taste of our coffee. I’ll even send you some down to experiment with. 


That’s it, another newsletter done. Don’t think it was nearly as good as the last one. It works better when I’m feeling emotional, I guess. 

Views expressed in this mailer do not necessarily represent the views of Cuppers Choice LTD, but mostly they do. 

Have a lovely weekend. Keep your mouth closed when swimming. x 

Views expressed in this mailer do not necessarily represent the views of Cuppers Choice LTD, but mostly they do.

Stay Safe!x

August 25, 2023 — Jasper Dumas