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
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.
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
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