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Indipendent Coffee Reviews

Coffee reviews from a real coffee lover

My coffee reviews are independent, real and made following my personal feelings and sensations. I am trying to visit as many coffee shops and roasters as possible to try all their different coffee beans, learn more about their extraction procedures, the country of production, the quality of the coffee and to satisfy my personal taste.

Coffee is a personal thing. Don’t take too seriously my reviews as what i don’t like could be a great taste for others.

I just share with you which are my favourite coffee and why.

EK43 – The Mahlkonig grinder

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Mahlkonig brand, the king of the grinders was established in Germany in 1924. Initially, the company was founded to produce electric motors. It then started making coffee grinder in the 60s and from then it soon became the leader especially with one grinder. So, after last year review of the Mahlkonig Grinder Peak, today it’s the turn of the EK43 grinder, a grinder that has been designed more than 30 years ago. The EK43 grinder was initially designed to brew spices. It was then placed on the counter of a … Read more

Hario V60 or Kalita? The final verdict

hario v60 vs kalita coffee drippers

A morning Hario V60 coffee has become my morning ritual just after getting out of my bed. At the very beginning, I chose any hand brew method for convenience as invest in a one group machine was, and is still, out of my budget even if I’m always tempted to buy a GS3 from la Marzocco or a Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal. I started with Kalita wave and then end up with Hario V60 which does everything I need. But which one is better? V60 or Kalita? Let’s dive … Read more

The Slayer Espresso coffee machine review

slayer espresso coffee machine

Today it’s (finally) the turn of talking about the Slayer Espresso Coffee Machine. Slayer is a high-end coffee machine manufacturer founded in 1997 by Jason Prefontaine in Seattle, USA. It has been revolutionising the speciality coffee industry since the very beginning, raising the third wave, especially in the USA. The mission is still the same, make coffee better through innovation and design as key elements. Its main goal is to change the way coffee is extracted by controlling the flow rate introducing the patented needle valve technology. They divide the … Read more

La Marzocco Strada EP coffee machine review

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This morning I woke up with good intentions. I had a look on my agenda at my article list and after scrolling down a bit, I stopped by the review section and focused on the title “La Marzocco Strada Ep review”. Then I realised that it’s not an “easy” one as this machine requires deep knowledge before dealing with its technology. What does it involve? Let me clarify that. Introducing La Marzocco Strada EP La Marzocco Strada EP (electronic paddle) is a game-changer as it works differently from any other … Read more

The Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal

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When it comes to choosing an espresso machine for the home there are several factors to consider. First of all, we need to ask ourselves a few questions such as what I’m looking for, what I want to achieve, how much I’m willing to spend and so on. Today, I’m going to talk about the Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal. But before getting into the details, let’s make it clear about the brand. People are lazy and usually, don’t want to figure out things that they notice and look odd. … Read more

La Cimbali M100 coffee machine review

cimbali m100 coffee machine

Today, I’m going to write down about La Cimbali M100 by La Cimbali, one of the world leader coffee brands, famous for manufacturing commercial espresso machines. About La Cimbali La Cimbali started to produce coffee machines in 1930, developing the only one vertical boiler where the heating system was a coal heating or a wood one. In the 1950s, it started to produce a lever machine and the latter was powered by electricity. In 1955 It then patented a new hydraulic group in place of the manual pressure that the … Read more

The best coffee shops in Shoreditch

best coffee shops in shoreditch

East London is not only famous for graffiti but also for a vibrant coffee scene. My list of the best coffee shops in Shoreditch area 1 – Origin coffee shop Located right in the heart of Shoreditch, there’s the first flagship of Origin Coffee Roasters, a leading UK (Cornish) coffee roaster. The coffee shop is situated in Charlotte Road, a hectic touristic area. The cafè mainly works on weekdays with the offices situated around there and mostly with tourist on the weekend. The company is well-known for being one of … Read more

8 differences between arabica and robusta coffee

8 difference between arabica and robusta coffee

The shape of the bean: arabica bean is oval with a sinuous groove; robusta bean is more circular with a straight groove; arabica is also lighter in color than robusta; The chromosomes: arabica has 44 chromosomes, robusta has 22; Pollination: arabica plant is a self-pollinating plant that means that there will be less mutations and variations because it will not be affected by a combination of genetic factors; robusta plant, on the other hand need to be pollinated, so there will be more mutations and variations caused by the majority … Read more

Kieni coffee: The Coffee Collective’s roastery

kieni coffee kenya

I am really proud to review one of the greatest coffee roasteries that is currently making its mark during these years since 2007. We are talking about The Coffee Collective, a Denmark company owned by some of the highest profile persons within the Denmark coffee industry. We are reviewing Kieni, a Kenyan coffee from Nyeri region. Kieni is a washed Kenyan coffee variety SL28/SL34: these varieties are known for their complexity, juicy body, and fruity flavors but also for their unluckily high vulnerability to coffee diseases. These cherries grow at … Read more

Edido – My Review of the Barn’s coffee

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We recently tried Edido from The Barn (one of my favourite roaster). Edido is an Ethiopian washed coffee that grows in the Aricha area of Yirgacheffe. We tried it as an espresso (double shot of course!). This heirloom varietal grows at an altitude of 1900-2100 meters and after two days of fermentation, the beans are sun-dried on raised beds in the sun for approximately two weeks. The flavour is tropical and floreal; it’s super fruity with ripe peach and bergamot notes in the cup. The final is really acidic. The … Read more