Le Domaine Ida-Marc, New Caledonia
  • Le Domaine Ida-Marc, New Caledonia

Le Domaine Ida-Marc, New Caledonia

A French dependency in the South Pacific, New Caledonia has produced coffee since the Marist monks first planted coffee in 1860 and is famous for the “Leroy” varietal (also called Pointed Bourbon) that has garnered the nickname The President as it was regularly delivered to the Elysee Palace where it was a favorite of France’s former president, Jacques Chirac. The coffee was also consumed by such renowned people as Sir Winston Churchill and Honore de Balzac. Famous for having only half the normal amount of caffeine – 0.6% vs. 1.2% for regular Arabica coffees, the rare Leroy varietal is unique to New Caledonia and is highly susceptible to diseases resulting in a very low yield. Combined with very high labour costs, this is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Cupping Notes: Elegantly balanced, chocolate, citrus and flowers in both aroma and cup, well integrated acidity, smooth silky mouthfeel, with clean finish.
£30.00 per 50g
... / per 6oz Cup A Note on pricing
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  • Grind fresh

    An investment in a small grinder will take your coffee pleasure up from a 7 to a 9 in a single swoop.  Many of coffee's richest and most delicious flavors are lost within less than a minute of grinding - escaped sensory pleasure that could have been yours. The simple act of grinding your beans fresh gives you the maximum ability to unlock what your coffee has to offer.

  • Keep it fresh

    Stale beans loses flavor. Keeping beans fresh is easier than you think. Once opened, store your bag of coffee in a cool dry place.  We recommend using a vacuum sealed storage container to maintain aroma and rich, full coffee flavor.

  • Engage your senses.

    Engage all your senses to get the most from your coffee - like excellent wine, coffee (at it's finest) is a multi-sensory joy.

     
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    To get the most from your coffee we suggest drinking from a small glass. By drinking your coffee in a small glass (we sometimes use brandy glasses) and interspersing your sips with a little water, you will experience huge flavours from every mouth full.

  • Water and oxygen bring coffee to life

    Saliva helps to liberate the volatile aromas in your mouth and a big breathe of oxygen helps to carry those aromas up through the mouth and into the nose for retronasal smelling to take effect.  Our Head Taster, Guy Wilmot is obsessive about hydration as being one of the secrets to his success in the cupping room.

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    Steamed milk drinks like Cappuccino, Latte and Flat White are little daily pleasures we love. Be careful to not over heat beyond 70C as milk starts to burn and loses it's sweet deliciousness.  To avoid the temptation, use cold milk in a cold jug when steaming and make sure you have heated your porcelain cup.  Enjoy your drink as soon as it is prepared (they call it espresso for a reason) - it'll be the perfect temperature without being overheated!

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