Perth, Australia

Five Senses

Aug 2019

Mwendi Wega

Kirinyaga, Kenya

Process: Washed
Varietal: SL28 & Ruiri 11
Growing Altitude: 1800masl
Tasting Notes: Black Currant, Sparkling Acidity, Beautiful Complexity

Sent to all subscribers


Guji, Ethiopia

Process: Natural
Varietal: Heirloom
Growing Altitude: 1750-1900masl
Tasting Notes: Mixed Berries, Ripe Orange, Dark Chocolate

Sent to Brewer Box and Cafe Box subscribers


Chikmagalur, India

Process: Natural
Varietal: Catimor
Growing Altitude: 950masl
Tasting Notes: Wine Gums, Golden Raisin, Brown Sugar

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers

Nkonge Hill

Heza, Burundi

Process: Experimental Orange
Varietal: Heirloom & Bourbon
Growing Altitude: 1960masl
Tasting Notes: Mango Pie, Pineapple, Creamy

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers

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Journal — August 2019

Five Senses was born way back in 2000 (ages ago in specialty coffee years) on a 1kg roaster in a shed, after founder Dean Gallagher moved back to Perth from Papua New Guinea. While in PNG, he had fallen in love with coffee and he was eager to share it with his community. It wasn’t long before they were shipping coffee across Australia, and then opening training centers around the country. Australia loves its coffee, and there is a really well-defined cafe culture there, but Five Senses is one of the industry leaders that is helping shape the future of coffee down under.

On my first trip to Australia, I brought back coffees from 15 different roasters to share at a tasting event in the States. Of all the coffees from all the roasters, Five Senses’ Mwendi Wega was my standout favorite. I’m so glad we were able to time this month’s feature around this beautiful coffee.

Five Senses was born out of a boundless enthusiasm for sharing delicious coffee and the desire to create a business that would nurture all those it touched.

Now go chuck a sickie, enjoy a long brekkie, and then spend an arvo chockers with spro. She’ll be right.