Kiganjo, Kenya from Nord Coast, Hamburg

Clear, shiny, easy going coffee. Very pleasant. It’s got basically everything, a good coffee needs: crispy, well balanced substance, nice fruity scents both from the beans and the cup, a light acidity and some hints of an idea of the taste of red fruits and roibos tea. But still overall (and althougt I like it) […]

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Amkeni, Tanzania (Espresso) from Hermetic Coffee Roasters

My favorite café (nice folks, fantastic coffee, swing music) in Hamburg, Less Political, started roasting. And there first shot is a nice hit. A very light roasted single origin coffee from Amkeni, Tanzania. Good stuff, that the whole town of Hamburg seems to be roasting in the moment (filters from Nord Coast and Black Delight […]

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El Desarollo, Columbia from The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen

 Just exactly one year ago Karl and Glayza were getting married in Copenhagen (happy anniversary!). And when I was strolling through the streets in between wedding ceremony and dinner, I secretly started a romantic affair with The Coffee Collective and their light roasted single origins. I carried some bags back home. But that stuff […]

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Blend 3.5 (Espresso) from Black Delight Kaffeerösterei, Hamburg

Aprikot-marzipan tongue, light cherry acidity with sparkles of honey melon sweetness and a hazelnut finish with little sourness. Maybe not as much of a fruit bomb as many light roasted single origin espressi. But I find medium roasted ones more easy going for my little home espresso machine (and my little espresso skills). And this […]

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Amkeni, Tanzania from Nord Coast, Hamburg

It’s overall a tasty coffee with a medium body, and a very subtle tangerine acidity. But besides that it is a creamy, fluid strawberry-cheesecake with a buttery cookie crust. 

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El Jardin, Colombia from Caravan Coffee Roaster, London

 That coffee happily meets the mouth like a peachy Pinot Grigio. Just a little warmer (usually). Makes a great iced coffee too. It pleases with a red currant touch with some exotic components, milky (way) finish and an intriguing but modest elegance. It’s quiet I nteresting to compare own coffee tasting notes to those the […]

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El Diamante, Huila, Colombia from Five Elephant, Berlin

During my last visits in Berlin I always missed out visiting Five Elephant. (I was either in a different part of town or around the corner of the venue but at night time.) So I can’t say anything neither about the brewing and serving on spot nor about their famous cheese cakes. However, I got […]

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Seka Forest, Ethiopia from Bonanza Coffee Heroes, Berlin

I pretty much dislike bananas except in banana bread. And that was one of the first associations I had to this natural processed coffee. A fluid banana bread with fruity sweetness from the bananas and a hint of almond flour mixed in the dough. As a after taste it develops more tropical fruit even a […]

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