Coffee at Woodman's Axe


Our House Blend (Woodman's Axe Premium Espresso Blend) is designed to be a crowd pleaser.  The blend breakdown is as follows: 52% Indian Thalanar Estate and 48% Colombian Inza.

In the high altitude growing of south west India, located on a beautiful shade grown plantation in a valley between 2 mountains, you'll find Thalanar Estate.  Uncle Ravi has been growing ethical, eco friendly coffee here on the Anaimalai Ranges (or Elephant Hills in Tamil) for 40 years.  The plantation is approximately 1500 masl and produces 100% shade grown Arabica coffee.  Our roaster has forged a relationship with Thalanar Estate that is strong and they directly support the farmers and their workers.

Our Colombian Inza beans are cultivated at 1800 masl in the northern extensions of the Andes.  Most coffee, especially from the southern growing areas of Huila, Cauca, Narino and Tolima, comes from small family farms and when the picking and processing are done well they can be exceptional, as is the case with these green beans.  These are old fashioned farms where the coffee is handpicked, wet processed and sun dried in a "Patio Quindiano" or concrete patio located on the roof of their houses.

Our Premium Espresso Blend is rich in flavour, with a spicy, nutty character.  The palate has a hint of butterscotch and a full bodied dark chocolate finish.  The connoisseurs choice.

We also have in our grinders a signature Decaf Espresso Blend, this blend is a combination of Colombian Excelso 50% and Ethiopian Sidamo 50%.

Our roaster uses Swiss Water Decaffeinated green beans which is the only 100% chemical free decaffeination process.  The blend is roasted to just past medium colour profile to retain fullness of flavour and a rich crema.

We will also be using Guest Roasters for additional Blends and Single Origin Coffees at Woodman’s Axe. Single-origin is a descriptive term referring to a coffee varietal with a single known geographical origin. Sometimes this is a single farm, or a specific collection of beans from a single country. The name of the coffee is then usually the place it was grown to whatever degree available. Single-origins are viewed by some as a way to get a specific taste.

Types of single-origin

  • At Woodman's Axe Espresso we intend to rotate different roasters through our espresso bar, however, we will keep our Premium Espresso Blend as our house blend. We are doing this to keep up with current trends in the specialty coffee industry. And to also keep the coffee taste buds of Mackay stimulated through new and exciting beans.

    Guest Roasters on Espresso Bar

     

    Roaster: Axil Coffee Roasters (Seasonal Espresso Blend)

    Blend Elements:

    Countries of Origin: 

    Tasting notes: 

    Roaster: 5 Senses Coffee (Single Origin)

    Country of Origin: Honduras, Santa Barbara, Beneficio San Vincente

    Altitude: 1200 to 1800 masl

    Variety: Pacas, Caturra, Bourbon and local hybrids.

    Processing: Washed.

    Tasting notes: Fresh, lively and balanced with notes of caramel, macadamia and lime acidity.

Brew Bar (Filter Coffee)

  • On the brew bar we will also be rotating through single origin coffees on a regular basis, these will differ from the espresso bar coffees in that, coffee for filter brewing is roasted lighter to highlight the delicate flavour profiles of the specific origin, altitude or processing method.

    Our website will be updated regularly with the current Single Origin coffees that we will have on offer at the espresso and brew bars.

    For this month we will be running a filter coffees roasted by Axil Coffee Roasters in Melbourne.  Please ask in store for what is brewing.