Novo Canaã Obatã, Brazil from Five Elephant, Berlin

I just love well made naturals. This is definitely in the game. Second flush Darjeeling tea notes. A little banana bread flavor in the body. 

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Bifdu Gudina, Ethiopia (Espresso) from Five Elephant, Berlin 

Velvet Shiraz acidity. Red grapes and plums on the tongue. Sweet and with characters. Mistakenly thought, I bought a bag of filter coffee and used it accordingly. Worked well but not quiet as good as the distinct roast, previously reviewed here. 

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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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Bifdu Gudina, Ethiopia from Five Elephant Berlin vs. Bifdu Gudina, Ethiopia from Koppi, Helsingborg

Well, that’s a challenge for my humbly developed coffee palate. Two classy, light roasted coffees, roasted from the ”same“ beans. The Bifdu Gudina beans come from the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in Agoda (in the very North of Ethiopia). The cooperative consists of 130 smallholder farmers. The Ethiopian Heirloom varietal coffee is traditionally grown […]

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La Dulce Memoria, Huehuetenago, Guatemala (Espresso) from Five Elephant, Berlin

Espresso was my gateway drug into the coffee world. And the more I get into coffee the harder I find it to enjoy mediocre espresso. It’s really hard to make. And while I still enjoy even dark roasted Italian style espressi as a digestive, I get much more picky, when I’m doin’ espresso at home. […]

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