Bold Bean Coffee Roasters: Kenya AA Kwamangu Estate

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Whoops! This review kind of got buried under the lists of drafts. Sorry, Bold Bean!

This Kenya AA Kwamangu Estate was the second coffee I was sent from Jacksonville based roasters, Bold Bean Coffee. I was really quite impressed with the flavors going on in the Rwanda Karongi Gitesi they had sent me. A lot of orange spice and vanilla notes.

Take a look at my thoughts for this Kenya after the jump… 

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What a great surprise package from @perccoffee! Can’t wait to dive into this. Thanks again!

What a great surprise package from @perccoffee! Can’t wait to dive into this. Thanks again!




Nothing like some refreshing cold brew from my local cafe, Perq Coffee Bar. Three different coffee flasks; Heart’s Shakisso & Kanzu, and Coava’s Kilenso. Freshly brewed for my enjoyment.

Nothing like some refreshing cold brew from my local cafe, Perq Coffee Bar. Three different coffee flasks; Heart’s Shakisso & Kanzu, and Coava’s Kilenso. Freshly brewed for my enjoyment.



Ruby Coffee Roasters: Kenya Kamwangi Peaberry

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I hadn’t planned on ordering any coffee this week from Ruby Coffee Roasters. I needed a new bag of Cascara tea and when I heard Jared was getting a Kenya Peaberry in, well, I just decided I’d wait to order that too. I am so relieved I waited for this.

(SPOILER:) There are only two words needed to sum this coffee up: Mind blown!

I strongly recommend that before you even continue reading this review you go and order a bag ASAP before it’s gone!

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Home Roasting: Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma Batch #3

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I’m back! Here’s a look at my 3rd batch of this Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma.

Take a look after the jump…

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How I Brew: Aeropress

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What You Need

  • 18g of fresh beans

  • 220-240g of water (around 200°)

  • Paper filter (Have not played with the Able DIsk for this method yet)

 

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Supersonic Coffee: A First Look At New Up-And-Coming Coffee Company

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Over the last few years I had the opportunity to try some amazing coffees. I have also seen companies grow into the amazing companies that they are today.

This year, though, is the year for some fresh companies from some pretty rad people. 

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Home Roasting: Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma Batch #2

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Don’t be alarmed if you see batch #2 in the title. This is batch #2 of this coffee, but in general i have roasted 6 small batches so far on this Gene Cafe Roaster. I just want to make a quick note to say that the first batch of this Guatemala was a complete bust. Under developed, and well, I don’t want to talk about it anymore. Plain and simple, it sucked…

The one I have to talk about today had a slight accident. If you haven’t read about that, you can do so here.

Anyways let’s dive into this coffee.

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Quick & Easy Ice Coffee

 

Really enjoying this recipe so far. While my 50/50 recipe is good, this might just be even better… Check it out!



Bold Bean Coffee Roasters: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

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To find roasters in the Florida area are a scarce thing. If you do find any roasters in the state of Florida they are almost all sadly terrible. There are a few good places ranging from Tampa, to Miami, and Orlando that I hold close to my heart.

This week I got to experience some coffee from Jacksonville, Florida. Let’s welcome Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. 

Bold Bean Coffee has been around since 2007 and they have been working on since then to develop their roasting skills and really working to bring great coffee to the residents of Jacksonville, Florida and beyond.

Florida is a hard place to bring quality roasters into. In my neighborhood we are now embracing a local cafe now a year old that’s doing great things and every day I am amazed by how open the community has been toward the coffee and well the idea of third wave coffee really. Starbucks has been the staple of this town and it’s refreshing to see people searching for something better.

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