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31-03-2021, 20:48   #91
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Have been using Lidl's Bellarom Gold Crema beans the past while, 1kg bag for €7.

Have to say, they're nice for a daily. I'm a bit of a coffee philistine, but I have it dialed in nicely on my bean to cup machine. Serious caffeine kick off them too, which I don't usually get.
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08-04-2021, 16:27   #92
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Cloudpicker - China Banka Natural

18/300 Clever Dripper

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My first chinese coffee, lovely creamy mouthfeel, and a slightly yirga/Ethiopian aroma from the cup, not much bitterness at all. Lovely warming cup.
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Just opened the latest Bailies......Ethopian Koke. Quite different, in a really nice way.

Fruity as described. Apricot, yes.
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Was in It's a trap in D1, they stock Dark Arts coffee in case anyone wanted to try it. They have a nice selection of different single origins but I picked up a Natural Papua New Guinea( Verdansk) as I never had it before. Really good in the clever dripper so I'd imagine it would be equally as good on the French press. Super bright with a light body with really intense mango notes.

Here's the official site in case anyone interested.
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Was in It's a trap in D1, they stock Dark Arts coffee in case anyone wanted to try it. They have a nice selection of different single origins but I picked up a Natural Papua New Guinea( Verdansk) as I never had it before. Really good in the clever dripper so I'd imagine it would be equally as good on the French press. Super bright with a light body with really intense mango notes.

Here's the official site in case anyone interested.
I got a kilo of the Lost Highway that they were using on the bar a few months ago off them, was really nice stuff. Wasn't overly expensive either
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16-04-2021, 18:14   #96
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Bean West - Tanzania

https://www.beanwestcoffee.com/store...atemala.html#/


Really nice, "standard" strong coffee - chocolately and burnt toffee.
Maybe not ideal in teh clever dripper as there isn't much subtlety to it but packs a punch for sue!
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PS Roasters Peru Selva Andina

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Tasting notes: Butterscotch, strawberry, brown sugar

Process: Washed (Farmed organic)

Variety: Caturra, Catimor, Pache, Bourbon

Score: 86.5

Roast style: Espresso
Wow, I love this coffee, lovely and warming, sweet, creamy and luscious, can definitely see why they have Butterscotch and Brown Sugar on the tasting notes, and there's a small bit of bitterness in the finish to just lift the palate for the next mouthful.
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3FE Ethiopia Uraga (it's gone off the website)

Beautiful coffee, really.

Best I've had this year for sure - smells like brandy in the bag, and from a Clever is absolutely gorgeous
This was the best I've had this year too. Fantastic.
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Have been really enjoying 3fe's Kenyan Ichamama AB this week. Really nice. Have been using the James Hoffman ultimate aeropress recipe (finally released!) for really pleasant results.
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Have been really enjoying 3fe's Kenyan Ichamama AB this week. Really nice. Have been using the James Hoffman ultimate aeropress recipe (finally released!) for really pleasant results.
Same as. Haven't used my Aeropress in almost a year, but whipped it out to give this method a try and the results were great. A really tasty clean cup. The 3FE did lose out in a side by side taste test to my home roasted natural Yirgacheffe (using the same method), which I've been really enjoying.
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so......when are we expecting to get some samples of this home roasted Yirga?
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so......when are we expecting to get some samples of this home roasted Yirga?
When you can spin by and pick some up
I'm really happy with the roasts from this bean, but... I paid €19/kg for the green beans - they are both natural (important) and organic (not a high priority for me), but you lose about 1/6th of the mass during roasting, so factoring in the loss, it would costs around €23/kg plus labour (5 minutes of effort, 15 minutes of standing around), plus you assume the risk of ruining a roast - which thankfully hasn't happened yet. Compare that to the Badger and Dodo Ethiopia Nensebo Refissa, which I similarly enjoyed which was €37/kg + P&P, and while there are savings, they're no so great. Commercial roasters with some experience are always going to be able to produce a better and more consistent product, but home roasting lets you be a master of your own destiny - roast the beans that you like, experiment with roast profiles and always have freshly roasted beans when you need 'em.

So you're welcome to a sample - just don't expect them to be as good as a decent roasters - but it might just whet your appetite to give it a go yourself. Incidentally, I still have a popcorn popper (barely used), for anyone who wants to give home roasting a try - and you can have it for free with a sample or two of green beans.
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If you are in Dublin, I'd love to grab some!
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If you are in Dublin, I'd love to grab some!
Well this happened quickly - two sample coffees arrived in the post today!

200g each of both this Yirgacheffe and and this Brazilian.

I went with the Yirga first, made it with an Aeropress 15/250 inverted (to my usual recipe).

It's lovely, fruity and pretty much everything you expect from a good ethiopian cofee really

it's better than some coffee I've had in the last couple of years.

Big thanks to Krusty_Clown for sending them!
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If you go full-on with the Krusty Koffee micro-roastery we want a boards discount code!

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