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Hi All,

Just a quick message to say, I bought the below bag of coffee from Two Chimps (Ethiopia - Halaka Hambella), my first order form them, and I must say it's absolutely stunning!  It smells amazing, has a nice acidity and really fruity (in a sweet way rather than a rich way).  One of the most enjoyable coffees I've had in recent months!  If you've not tried it I would recommend giving it a go...

 

 

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if you've tried any of their others beans before and would recommend do let me know, as i'll certainly be ordering from them again soon.

 

Gareth

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Thanks Gareth, these are on a list of places I want to try. I remember their website being maddening though! 


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17 minutes ago, catpuccino said:

Thanks Gareth, these are on a list of places I want to try. I remember their website being maddening though! 

yes i found the site a bit irritating too.  But push through to the coffee goodness.

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Hambella is a good coffee, local roasters have the washed and natural versions of it at mo. 

The website for two monkeys is, my lord, style over usability...


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Phew! Glad it isn’t just me re the website! It was a novelty for all of 5 seconds! Love the sound of the beans though :)

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Phew! Glad it isn’t just me re the website! It was a novelty for all of 5 seconds! Love the sound of the beans though
I too struggled.

It's trying way too hard

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19 minutes ago, MildredM said:

Phew! Glad it isn’t just me re the website! It was a novelty for all of 5 seconds! Love the sound of the beans though :)

Atkinsons should have the Natural Hambella on offer soon. Always a winner. 

Two chimps door seem to tell you if its washed or natural etc, Little bit annoying.

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28 minutes ago, Mrboots2u said:

Atkinsons should have the Natural Hambella on offer soon. Always a winner. 

Two chimps door seem to tell you if its washed or natural etc, Little bit annoying.

Here you go (it's hard to find though)... 

 

In the area of Guiji in Southern Ethiopia, you will find Buno General Trading and their small washing station and storage warehouse. Due to the recent climate change, this particular area of Ethiopia has more available land that is suitable for growing coffee. More land leads to more coffee which in turn leads to a busier washing station for Buno General Trading. Buno General Trading continually train producers on the quality and best practices for growing and processing coffee.

The Halaka washing station sits around 1900 meters above sea level, but nearly all the coffee it produces comes from above this. Most farmers that deliver to Halaka have between two and ten hectares of land; this is a lot more land than in other parts of Guji.

This area of Guji produces just four containers of naturally processed coffee each season. These classic Ethiopian natural coffees exhibit the best characteristics of coffee from this region – an abundance of blueberry, purple flowers and super juicy fruit.

After coffee cherries are delivered, they are washed, then floated to separate dirt and damaged cherries from the lot. Next, the cherries are laid out on drying beds to dry for around 30 days.

When ready, the outer husk of skin and dried fruit are removed mechanically from the coffee seed, or bean as we know them before they are stored, cupped and graded.

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32 minutes ago, garethuk said:

Here you go (it's hard to find though)... 

 

In the area of Guiji in Southern Ethiopia, you will find Buno General Trading and their small washing station and storage warehouse. Due to the recent climate change, this particular area of Ethiopia has more available land that is suitable for growing coffee. More land leads to more coffee which in turn leads to a busier washing station for Buno General Trading. Buno General Trading continually train producers on the quality and best practices for growing and processing coffee.

The Halaka washing station sits around 1900 meters above sea level, but nearly all the coffee it produces comes from above this. Most farmers that deliver to Halaka have between two and ten hectares of land; this is a lot more land than in other parts of Guji.

This area of Guji produces just four containers of naturally processed coffee each season. These classic Ethiopian natural coffees exhibit the best characteristics of coffee from this region – an abundance of blueberry, purple flowers and super juicy fruit.

After coffee cherries are delivered, they are washed, then floated to separate dirt and damaged cherries from the lot. Next, the cherries are laid out on drying beds to dry for around 30 days.

When ready, the outer husk of skin and dried fruit are removed mechanically from the coffee seed, or bean as we know them before they are stored, cupped and graded.

Cheers .

I don't need all that from any website , just what process , clear , somewhere .

Its l very nice to know but none of that stuff ever really swings a purchase for me .

 

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Yes I know what you mean, it's much better to have a clear summary and then an option for more info if you want it. 

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Tried Two Chimps for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago - bought a 500g bag of Professionally Unprofessional and found it to be excellent! Will definitely look to try some of their other beans in future.

Like others have said though, the website isn't particularly user friendly.


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I actually just went onto the site to have a look. Gave up after being asked questions and couldn't find the actual coffees. I'm sure it's easy. But I like it to be dead simple.

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I got given a bag of Two Chimps for Xmas/B'Day - it was quite nice...

I visited their website..... and I will never go back...

I don't mind a couple of clicks to "See our coffee","Checkout" and "Pay" (you know "normal" navigation............but if I have to arse about clicking in oder to trudge through that sort of sh!te.... That's it... I'm off..... life is too short!!!

 


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Just a quick update,

 

Reading everyone’s thoughts (including mine) I thought if this were my business I’d want to know that my fancy website isn’t having the impact that I’d hoped for. So I popped them a quick email with a link to this thread to give them the heads up. 

Fair play to them they took the feedback as it was intended and have asked for my address to send me some coffee as a thank you for bringing it to their attention.

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It's pretty good that :-

a) They welcomed/listened to feedback...
b) You got a bit of a freebie - for "bothering" to tell them... That is a nice touch!

 

PS - Let me/us know when they get rid of all the sh!te.....I might even go back!!! :-)

 

 

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It is a bad experience.

 

We all agree.

You could say....

...they're getting....

....roasted.

 

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Its a beautifully made website but from a usability perspective its awful. I'm a web developer and its super slick and I'm sure the owner loves it but it will have cost them a small fortune (unless its heavily drawn on an existing template) and I got sick of using it before I got anywhere near buying some coffee.

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2 hours ago, mctrials23 said:

Its a beautifully made website but from a usability perspective its awful. I'm a web developer and its super slick and I'm sure the owner loves it but it will have cost them a small fortune (unless its heavily drawn on an existing template) and I got sick of using it before I got anywhere near buying some coffee.

It's really not a beautifully made website.....

A Rolls Royce is a beautifully made car that isn't functionally much better than a Merc or an Audi or even a Ford.

That website is more akin to a Skoda with wide-archesi, dummy-side pipes, a false bonnet scoop and a massive rear wing........... 

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4 minutes ago, Drewster said:

It's really not a beautifully made website.....

A Rolls Royce is a beautifully made car that isn't functionally much better than a Merc or an Audi or even a Ford.

That website is more akin to a Skoda with wide-archesi, dummy-side pipes, a false bonnet scoop and a massive rear wing........... 

Yes! And with a frayed rubber band for an an engine 😂 


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Yes! And with a frayed rubber band for an an engine  
That was Volvo!
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True to their word I received this parcel today

 

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Truly lovely of them to send it all. That said like Boots said above I genuinely (from the bag or website) couldn't work out if the Ethiopian was washed or natural. In the end I had to Google it!

 

Ironic logo too....

 

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1 hour ago, igm45 said:

Ironic logo too....

 

 

 

 

Haha, yep. First thing I noticed on the website. If there is one thing you couldn't accuse that website of being its "no nonsense"

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2 hours ago, igm45 said:

I genuinely (from the bag or website) couldn't work out if the Ethiopian was washed or natural. In the end I had to Google it!

 

 

 

 

 

what did google say? 

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