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Due to my inability to make a decision, I have enlisted the help of thecoffeeroasters.co.uk via a 4 weekly subscription for wholebean, filter coffee.

 

At this point I have no idea what's coming so looking forward to the journey...


“Coffee evokes the most insane reactions in people”, Rene Redzepi.

 

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Due to my inability to make a decision, I have enlisted the help of thecoffeeroasters.co.uk via a 4 weekly subscription for wholebean, filter coffee.

 

At this point I have no idea what's coming so looking forward to the journey...

 

 

Let us know what arrives and what it tastes like please :coffee:


ECM Heidelberg Barista Espresso Coffee Machine :coffee:

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January's roaster is Has Bean.

 

Nicaragua Finca San Jose natural Longberry - Not a coffee I would ever have picked (due to a tea reference in the notes) but I very much enjoyed this anyway. Light hoppy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

 

Costa Rica Arbar El Manatial red honey Caturra - Sweet with yellow stone fruit acidity.

 

All as pourover.


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February's roaster was Round Hill & their Rwanda Gatare #66. Sweet, white grape & yellow stone fruit (brewed as V60, French press, Kalita Wave & Chemex). Very tasty, but probably as low on development as I'd enjoy.

 

Now this doesn't relate solely to Round Hill, as I can count on one hand how many roasters seem to have letterbox friendly packaging (take a bow Has Bean, Dear Green, Union & Workshop), but it seems unless you want to make regular trips to the sorting office, or get stuff delivered to work, to get 250g coffee delivered to home you need to get a cat flap installed :-)

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March & James Gourmet's Rwanda BUF natural - what's not to love? 250g fits through your letterbox, ripe berries, white sugar sweetness & a very clean natural. Wide sweetspot too, a couple of experimental brews dropped to 16% were still fairly nice, had a couple nudging 23% too & whilst a little bitterness crept in, still very tasty. All drip brewed & ground on hand grinders.


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James Gourmet's Rwanda BUF natural - what's not to love?.

 

That's good to know: I've just got 1/2 kg of this which I'll get to next week

FYI: a 2 x 250g parcel passes the letterbox test too.

I have a good feeling about James!


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April's roaster is Atkinsons, I've really enjoyed their Guatemala, Heuhetenango, La Bolsa - Notes of orange, vanilla (didn't get so much of that), cherry cola (certainly got that in the finish), plus on occasions I got a sweet, red apple skin note too. Tasty.


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April's roaster is Atkinsons, I've really enjoyed their Guatemala, Heuhetenango, La Bolsa - Notes of orange, vanilla (didn't get so much of that), cherry cola (certainly got that in the finish), plus on occasions I got a sweet, red apple skin note too. Tasty.

 

Another belter from Atkinsons!

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My coffee for May is Cast Iron Burundi Mpanga, peachy acidity balanced with darker cherry, milk choc & maybe a little cola. A solid & tasty coffee.


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Plus one on the above - personally was getting peachy and milk chocolate but lovely and tasty brews.


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June's roaster was Assembly and their Esme, Kenya Gathaithi washed.

 

On first sight of the box I though, "That's odd, don't remember ordering any shoes?" :-) However, the coffee more than made up for any non-letterbox friendly issues. All brewed as drip, sweet redcurrant/cranberry jelly type flavours, there was a herby element too, similar to coffees I've had with white tea notes, but a bit bolder than, say Jasmine...I kept thinking beeswax (really not as bad as it sounds).

 

Easy to extract & an overall delicious coffee.

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July was, unfortunately a bit of a washout. Salvation in August came via @Mrboots2u with some Cartwheel.

 

Kenya Cartwheel Karimikui AA SL28 +SL34 washed - delicious, sweet redcurrant/cranberry, floral white chocolate.

 

Burundi Kibingo - Citrus & honey, again, a creamy floral white choc note. Also very tasty.

 

Still got some Ethiopia Gutiti natural to try yet.

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September's roasters were...

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Both tasty, but the Wendelboe was very clean, sweet & forgiving.


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Who is the other roaster? Presuming the Nowegian on the right is the Wendleboe.

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Who is the other roaster? Presuming the Nowegian on the right is the Wendleboe.
Workshop

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Thanks. The "W" motif is not that dissimilar to the Wendleboe one. I'm easily confused...

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Thanks. The "W" motif is not that dissimilar to the Wendleboe one. I'm easily confused...

 

Sorry, I should have been clearer.


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Drop LSOL & Gardelli Ambella make up the remainder of my baker's dozen.

 

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It's been an interesting & at times challenging 11 months, I had coffee from more than twice the number of roasters I listed, but they didn't all make the final cut. Unfortunately, rather than encouraging me to experiment with a wider selection of roasters, it's pretty much convinced me to stick to those whose preferences align more closely with mine.


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Drop LSOL & Gardelli Ambella make up the remainder of my baker's dozen.

 

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It's been an interesting & at times challenging 11 months, I had coffee from more than twice the number of roasters I listed, but they didn't all make the final cut. Unfortunately, rather than encouraging me to experiment with a wider selection of roasters, it's pretty much convinced me to stick to those whose preferences align more closely with mine.

 

Which ones are in your go to list?


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Talor & Jorgen, James Gourmet to start with.

 

and now Drop? :D

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and now Drop? :D

 

Sure, maybe once in a while, but day to day, I want deliveries that pass the letterbox test :-)

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