Tunki, Peru from Cracked Mug Coffee Roasters, Blackpool

Manny sent me this sweet, silky Peruvian from his micro roastery in the U.K.; and it was not only the first coffee from Peru, I had for ages, but the first one which really intrigued me. Honestly, it took me a while to dig into it. It’s not a boom-in-your-face kind of coffee, but rather […]

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Muranga Kagumoini, Kenya from 24grad Kaffeerösterei, Hannover

I’m getting more into Kenyan coffees recently. Some overwhelming like the Kagumoini from Tim Wendleboe really hit me up. So I was tempted to try 24grad’s attempt on this beans. It’s quiet a difference. Fine sparkles of apple and stonefruit, Darjeeling notes and humble ideas of berries and exotic fruits. Complexe but very modest. Needs […]

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Finca el Tablon, Colombia from The Barn, Berlin

Very mild, with floral bits of orange blossom and a little caramel candy side note. Elegant and very, very subtle coffee. Good. But in the heat of this summer a little to subtle for me and my lust for powerful fruity coffees. 

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Karimikui, Kenya from La Cabra Coffee Roasters, Aarhus

Fresh lemony acidity with a good bunch of sweetened grapefruit. It’s got a light and soft body and some hints of liquorice and woodruff. Really nice, easy going coffee, not as overwhelming as the last coffees I had from this young Danish roaster but, heck, is that nice.

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Ilomba AA #01, Mbeya, Tanzania from Rocket Bean Roastery, Riga

Kuhbonbon (butter-caramel candy), full mouth of balanced body and sweatness. Little berry extras. Day-on-the-beach kind of happiness.

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Mulish, Ethiopia (Espresso) from Hoppenworth & Ploch, Frankfurt

The color of a cup can influence the perceived taste of a coffee. And so does the packaging I guess. Cassis and plum where my first impressions. — It says blueberry and passionfruit on the bag, so I guess it was the other way around and the roasters choose their color probably after they cupped […]

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