Second Stop, Kenya!

Perky Blenders Training On Tour Second Stop, Kenya! I arrived in Nairobi after a 36 hours journey from Bogotà to Nairobi, with one stop home for a hot shower and get clean clothes. There I could start my Kenyan adventures. Time to set up Beanstitute Coffee School furnished with furniture made out of recycled palettes….

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Perky Flavours at Project 660

Perky Flavours at Project 660 This morning started with a production cupping… What is cupping? Cupping is a way of tasting coffee in order to discover its flavours and notes, qualities and defects. Therefore we controlled the quality of our coffee. How tasty was our coffee? Tom, our head roaster and co-owner of Perky Blenders,…

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UK Cup Tasters 2017 at Manchester Coffee Festival 2016

UK Cup Tasters 2017 Meet Freda, Q Grader, AST (Sensory Skills and Green Coffee) UK Cup Tasters 2017 Winner! Manchester Coffee Festival (Cup North) hosted the UK Cup Tasters 2017. More Pictures and Films will be added to this post within a few days.  

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6 Shades of Cascara

Profiling Panama Varietals Natural Process Cascara Recipe for the cold brew : 12.5g of Cascara 250ml of cold water Steep the brew for 24 hours in the fridge Remove them from the fridge 1 hour before cupping Depending on their varietals, once brewed each Cascara becomes a different shade of gold.   Recipe for the…

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IMPROVING MY SENSORY SKILLS WITH IDA STEEN (CoffeeMind)

If you work with your nose and tastebuds (barista, sommeliers, chefs, bartenders, mixologists, or training for SCAE Sensory skills or future Q Grader or / and Q Robusta grader, bakers…) I highly encourage you to attend the ‘Sensory performance‘ course with Ida Steen from CoffeeMind. You can read in the Caffeine mag (June – July 2016 #21)  what several people, who…

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Bonjour!

Bonjour! Mon café ce matin est un Rwandais torréfié par Modern Standard, une  petite operation tenue par deux superbes Femmes, Linsey et Zsuzsa. Ce café a des notes d’orange juteuse enrobé de caramel. Absolument délicieux.

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CoLab – Paris 2015: Thou should not drink Monsoon Malabar!

CoLab – Paris 2015 Thou should not drink Monsoon Malabar! * – Tuesday: The show must go on – Blue – like the setting of landscape painting let’s start covering the canvass with the sky. Télescope – Where it all started After a timid (from my part) start up and a great welcome (from the CoLab team) I…

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Morning Home Cupping and Brewing

Home cupping WHITE LABEL (Rwanda  Coko) THREE SIXTY (Ethiopia Guji) SWEET CUP (Rwanda Iwacu)     DESCRIPTION WHITE LABEL (Rwanda  Coko)  Aroma : Fresh from the tree Maple syrup  / Taste : vanilla lemon THREE SIXTY (Ethiopia Guji) Aroma : Chocolat Patissier (Rich cocoa) / Taste : mild citrus SWEET CUP (Rwanda Iwacu) Aroma : Flowery…

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Coffee Tour from Gatwick to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival

Thursday the 15th. On my way to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival, I started the day with a Flat White from Jamie Oliver’s counter at Gatwick airport. Disappointing! I received a 12oz under extracted, boiling hot beverage. I couldn’t drink this. Fortunately, once arrived at the Amsterdam Coffee Festival I received a refreshingly smooth Nitro Cold…

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