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Currently Drinking - what's perking you up at the moment

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  • Started drinking natural mint tea to unwind after work and classes a little, but generally enjoy black tea a lot




  • Latest in from Bailies

    Brazil Sitio Nossa
    Region: Poco Fundo
    Variety: Catuai
    Process: Natural
    Altitude: 1085 masl
    Aroma: Cocoa
    Acidity/Body: Medium/Medium
    

    Nice slight juiciness to this one, Brazilian Coffee is never really hitting any highs though. That said, it is a nice cup there's nothing wrong with it

    15g/250 medium fine aero 2.45 brew time 45s press




  • Latest in from Bailies

    Brazil Sitio Nossa
    Region: Poco Fundo
    Variety: Catuai
    Process: Natural
    Altitude: 1085 masl
    Aroma: Cocoa
    Acidity/Body: Medium/Medium
    

    Nice slight juiciness to this one, Brazilian Coffee is never really hitting any highs though. That said, it is a nice cup there's nothing wrong with it

    15g/250 medium fine aero 2.45 brew time 45s press

    Thanks! I'm embarrassed to say on this forum that I love a good Brazilian - usually lots of chocolate and drinkable by the bucket! Might not be spectacular or unique etc. but a good old reliable if you get good quality beans imo.




  • Thanks! I'm embarrassed to say on this forum that I love a good Brazilian

    ah here never be embarrassed about your taste.

    I mean I love metal, but can also appreciate the finer points of ABBA




  • Curerntly using The Barn Test Roast and a Guatemala filter by Roasted Brown. Both excellent :)


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  • This is lovely - could drink it all day!
    https://www.bailiescoffee.com/products/guatemala-la-providencia-microlot

    Region: Santiago di Atitlan
    Process: Washed
    Variety: Ruiru 11
    Altitude: 1600-1850 masl
    Tasting: Macadamia Nut, Milk Chocolate & Lime
    Aroma: Roasted Hazelnut
    Acidity/Body: Medium-High/Full




  • I'm loving this Rwandan from Bailies

    [B]Rwanda Gasigati AA[/B]
    Region: Rulindo
    Variety: Bourbon
    Process: Washed
    Altitude: 1850-2450 masl
    

    it's really complex




  • Took delivery of 3 bags of Badger & Dodo today.

    Ordered on the 9th. Roast date is 06/11 for 2 of the bags and 04/11 for the other.

    1 x Jam Jar Espresso - I love this blend, I've had it before and is one I keep goingg back to
    1 x Fairy Floss - I've never had this before but have heard good things. They say it is suitable for both espresso and Filter but I'll be brewing it as espresso mainly.
    1 x Ethiopia: Chelichele - This one sounds interesting. Cupping notes of Grapefruit, Jasmine, Peach, I'll be using this in filter and aeropress.




  • yeah the Fairy Floss and the Chelichele are both good coffees, Fairly Floss will have Chelichele in it.




  • yeah the Fairy Floss and the Chelichele are both good coffees, Fairly Floss will have Chelichele in it.

    I haven't really loved the Jam Jar this time, I couldn't get it tasting the way I really wanted.

    I've just started into the Fairy floss and must say I really like it. Really good sweetness in the cup, based off the first 1-2 shots.


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  • Just tried a Colombian Supremo, 100% premium Colombia Arabica from Premium Coffee Company. Not bad at all if you like a not too sweet flavour




  • COSTA RICA
    DURAN FAMILY
    Region:
    West Valley
    Varietal:
    H3 / H17
    Process:
    Black Honey
    Tastes:
    Blackberry Lemonade, Apricot, Lychee

    Honestly one of the best coffee's that I've had this year. I brewed it on the V60 and it has a lovely balanced sweetness to it. The mouthfeel is incredible and it lingers on the palate for quite some time after each sip. I know it's pricey but the quality is something else. Can't recommend this enough.

    Duran Family Costa Rica




  • I stocked up for the festive season with Three Fools and Soma Christmas blends and Cork Coffee Roasters Decaf. Never tried the CCR decaf (or other beans) before outside of a takeaway coffee so I'm looking forward to it.




  • Upside Burundi, a few weeks older than I'd usually like but I decided to throw a local coffee shop a few quid last week. I've found that I've needed to up my dose from 15/250 to about 16.5/250 to get the best out of it (aero).

    Lovely and juic, dark berry and a nice acidity catching your saliva glands at the back of your tongue.

    I don't see it on their website at the moment.




  • Currently on this in the clever dripper - really full bodied and a good strong coffee if anyone is in the market for one!

    El Salvador - La Gloria: Washed, Bourbon

    https://shop.3fe.com/product/el-salvador-la-gloria-washed-bourbon

    Country: El Salvador
    Farm: La Gloria
    Farmer: Maria Jose Huezo and Luis Rodriguez
    Variety: Bourbon
    Process: Washed
    Dark Chocolate, plum, treacle.




  • After dabbling with an uninspiring order from Ponaire (Mexican Lion Boy Single - meh, Connoisseur Blend Coffee - meh, Decaf - probably the best of the few decafs I've tried), I've gone back to the Badger and Dodo Ethiopia Nensebo Refissa. You cannot, it seems, get too much of a good thing. If I had to drink one coffee for the rest of my life, this would be it. Also picked up their xmas blend and decaf and I'll try them in a few days, but it all just feels a bit pointless after the Nensebo Refissa. It's the kind of coffee that makes me want to get up earlier in the morning.




  • yeah it's amazing coffee

    I got 4 bags from B&D last week, it was one of them. Xmas, Fairy Floss and a Columbian too




  • Just had my first try of Bell Lane's Xmas blend today - lovely - roasted 30/11 so good timing to open it now.

    https://www.belllane.ie/collections/single-origin-coffee/products/christmas-release-limited-edition?variant=37292373606567

    Good price point for an xmas blend too
    Costa Rica

    CORDILLERA DE FUEGO

    Region: Piedades Sur, Alajuela

    Altitude: 1600 – 1750 masl

    Farmer: Luis Eduardo Campos

    Variety: Caturra

    Processing: Anaerobic yeast fermentation

    Profile: Intense cinnamon, sweet apple, caramel




  • is it a blend or SO? that looks like SO to me




  • is it a blend or SO? that looks like SO to me

    Sorry I shouldn't have said blend - it's SO alright! Most places do blends for their xmas beans so it was a slip of the keyboard :D


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  • Badger & Dodo prices have increased quite a bit recently. Around 40 quid for 1 1kg bag of roasted beans delivered now. Last year it was around 32 for the same quality stuff. And they have no customer loyalty perks or offer options.




  • I don't really need to care about the price, so I don't

    all I need to concern myself with is the quality of the coffee, which from B&D has been excellently consistent for months now.




  • Currently drinking this beauty from Calendar.

    Uraga Raro - Ethiopia

    Lychee & Guava
    Harvest: January 2020

    Country: Ethiopia
    Producer: Raro washing station
    Region: Guji
    Process: Washed
    Variety: Heirloom
    Altitude: 2,000 - 2,400 masl

    Bloody gorgeous. Lovely delicate sweetness with floral undertones and a rich mouthfeel. Super coffee. Tried it on both the Kalita and V60 but the Kalita really brought the vibrancy out.




  • B&D Xmas Blend

    It has something for everyone, there's a nice lush creaminess in the mouth and a non too intrusive bitterness on the finish.

    It's a nice blend.




  • Just opened 1kg of Coffee Angel Su Nollag - lovely. Really juicy and sweet, it's well named!




  • Just opened 1kg of Coffee Angel Su Nollag - lovely. Really juicy and sweet, it's well named!
    I am now drinking Champagne Bollinger




  • Drinking "Bumbogo" and "El Paraiso" from The Barn.

    Not blown away by either in comparison to the products I've received from them last month & the month before but their coffee is excellent.

    Subscription service; 6x 250g bags delivered monthly for circa. e65.




  • Currently velo Coffee.




  • Picked up a bag of the below coffee in Vice last week. Roasted 9th December. It's a pretty fantastic brew in the V60.

    Will try in Aeropress later on as well. Not cheap but worth it.

    "Round Hill - Santa Claude 2020 | Coffee + Beer" https://www.coffeeandbeer.co.uk/product/round-hill-santa-claude-2020/537


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  • Currently drinking an Indonesian - Honey processed coffee from P&S. Link here.
    Indonesia - Saccharic Honey

    Tasting notes: Candy, white peach, mixed berries

    Process: Saccharic honey
    Score: 86
    Roast style: Filter
    Character: Juicy, sweet, complex

    It's surprisingly very enjoyable. I don't normally buy coffee from Indonesia but the processing method was very interesting to me. They use brewers yeast as part of the honey processing. There's a lovely complex body with a balanced berry sweetness. Particularly stood out on the V60. A nice surprise for my first coffee buy of 2021!


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