This month’s coffee from my Dad’s subscription is the Kibungere Washing Station. I enjoyed this coffee in a French press and in my espresso machine. It is a very light coffee, so was a bit overpowered by the milk when I made a latte, but it was lovely and mild black.
The coffee is described as having flavours of sweet pear, almond and black cherry. I didn’t pick out these flavours, but i did notice it having a very delicate flavours. Mild and sweet, but still a round coffee flavour.
The coffee is from a land locked area of central Africa. It is said to be a new area for coffee and again having he notes come with the coffee was really interesting and insightful into the world of coffee.
I love having a chess to this information and would really like to continue with this once my dads subscription ends. It is opening me up to a new world of coffee, which I hadn’t realised was there and now I want to explore further.
Just found these photos form my trip to Porto, where one day we found a Costa. The coffee was really good in Porto, but it was always in espresso form and unfortunately there are times it is just needed to have a large coffee. So we were extremely happy to find this place.
I made sure I tried something that wasn’t available at home – Spiced Passionata – a flat white coffee spiced with cinnamon and chilli. A really nice warming drink, but also refreshing. I love a proper flat white and this took it to new level.
It must have been a new shop as it was so quiet when we went in, then the next day it was super busy!
It had the same things as the ones in the UK, but also some different things. Plus they served beer! My twitter friend Ellie found out that that there are ones in London that do this, and they are known as platinum stores.
It was located in a lovely place near the amazing book shop.
I also tried the cherry and white chocolate cake. This was really light, which was a nice surprise I love trying new places, but then it is nice to find something slightly familiar as a break to relax and reflect.
I bought this as a present for my Dad at Christmas and he took ages to use the voucher, then gave the coffee to me as he forgot to order ground and didn’t want to buy a grinder. I’m not complaining as I love coffee, as you know, and he is so hard to buy for anyway I’m not surprised some presents don’t get used.
So this was the coffee Kopi sent out in April – Sumatra Aceh Organic.
What I love about coffee clubs is that they send you tasting notes and information about where the coffee comes from. This coffee comes from a village called Gegarang in Indonesia. It was processed in the traditional way known as Gilling Basah (wet grinding). It is nice to read about where the coffee comes from and how they make it what it is.
The coffee smelt amazing, like most newly opened coffees. I like Sumatran coffees as they tend to be on the rich and bold side. This one is stated as having chocolate, tangerine and vanilla flavours. This is because the coffee is planted amongst chillies, red beans and other tropical plants.
I ground only what I needed for a nice French press and brewed as directed for 3 minutes. I tried the coffee black and then with milk. Both extremely nice. I learnt from my time in Seattle that it is best to try coffee at several temperatures and sometimes they taste better once cooled down slightly.
This is a very nice coffee. I will keep the notes as I think this is one, with Guatemala beans I will keep a look out for.I am looking forward to extending my coffee club membership once I reach a weight loss goal
I was looking through my phone photos and had forgotten I had tried the new origin espresso last month.
You have to ask for them to use this in your drinks, I’m not sure why, but you do.
I tried it in a latte and found it nice and smooth, but with re flavour than I have noticed from previous lattes. I’m not sure what flavours exactly (something I want to learn to pick out), but slightly stronger overall.
I would suggest giving this a go to see if you notice any difference.
After my trip to Portugal I want to find independent coffee shops where I work & live, so I need to do some research and get exploring
This was a very nice coffee! I’ve enjoyed it black on my way to work, as a latte and an espresso
It’s a good all rounder coffee. Nice and bold, but smooth enough to enjoy leisurely. I think this is the best new coffee I’ve had this year. It’s a shame I got it from somewhere I very much doubt I’ll be visiting again – High Street Kensington London. However if Whole Foods want to send me some more they would be very welcome
This coffee was nice and bold. I think the beans gave a good indication of that. They were dark and slightly oily, but not greasy. They ground well at home, into a nice find grind for my espresso machine. The crema on top of my espresso was nice and golden and when I added milk for the latte it had those nice coffee foam edges round the edge of the mug
I am enjoying having nice coffee at home in pretty much any way I want. I haven’t used my filter cone in a while, so I think I will try this one in that next