Casdagli ventures into the coffee. The brand is famous for its cigars, but also sells luxury cigar and lifestyle accessories under the Villa Casdagli umbrella. And now they add Villa Casdagli coffee to the portfolio. This is a move to provide a sensory experience.
The coffee beans come from the highlands of Guatemala. Coffee People, a world-renowned coffee roaster from Estonia then roasts the coffee. This coffee is perfect to pair with the full-body, rich tobaccos of the Casdagli cigars. The roasting takes place in a roastery that combines contemporary technology with scientific theory, confidently paired by a jury of coffee and cigar enthusiasts.
It is a medium roast coffee with a short brewing time. It’s suitable for espresso machines, mocha pots, and cezve, the traditional Turkish coffee pots. A lighter roast suitable for French Press coffee will follow in the next few weeks.
Villa Casdagli Coffee beans grow in the terroir of Quetzalito Estate, San Antonio Huista in the famous Huehuetenango region. That at an altitude of 1,800 meters by an association of local producers. It is one of the best-known coffee growing regions in Guatemala, a “land of the elders”, home to exceptional coffees.
Thanks to the elevation and different microclimates of this mountainous region, coffee from Huehuetenango is famous for its bright acidity. Most farmers in the region produce shade-grown crops using organic methods. This to ensure high quality and environment-friendly production. The cherries are selected carefully. Havesting is by hand. The beans then ferment for 12 hours. Then they are then dry on patios for 8-10 days, before processing. This is a new, ultra-clean coffee with a profile characteristic of the terroir and produced using totally organic methods!
Villa Casdagli Coffee is sourced and roasted by Coffee People in Estonia. Coffee People roasts its coffee beans using a state-of-the-art Loring roaster, which uses convection heating. This ensures that oxygen and flavor remain inside the beans. Additionally, the underside of the beans is not burnt. This often happens when using the hot pans of traditional roasters. This ensures an exceptionally pure taste. The roastery’s secret weapon is the head roaster Johan Rohtla, who holds a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Baltimore, and has designed the roastery’s roasting methods in his lab to the molecular level.
“Meeting Annar was like a meeting of like minds. His dedication to source simply the best and most exotic coffee beans no matter how small the plantation, matched exactly our approach and philosophy to tobacco,” says Jeremy Casdagli, the Founder and Co-Owner of Casdagli Cigars.
“Attention to details is what connects this coffee with the cigar, once you become selective in what you consume you need all components to be excellent,” says Annar Alas, Founder, and Co-Owner of Coffee People.
Coffee People makes some of the best coffees in the world. Their roastery near Tallinn is on a mission to find the highest-quality coffee beans on the planet. They make them even better by roasting them and making them available to everyone. Coffee People combines contemporary technology with scientific theory, specialist expertise, and a pleasant environment. The company was founded in 2007 by Annar Alas and Heili Politanov., who both are internationally acknowledged and certified coffee judges.