August 4, 2012
While I was in Atlanta this past week, I got to spend some time with Kaldi’s Coffee Owner Josh Ferguson. It was great to get to hear a bit of his story, how he got into coffee, and a little bit about what’s next for his company. Thankfully, he brought some coffee along, and I was able to get my first taste of Kaldi’s—El Salvador El Aguacatal. Really balanced fruit and chocolate notes, and made with In A Cup Coffee’s pocket pourover.
I’m excited about what Kaldi’s is doing out in St. Louis and beyond, and really looking forward to crossing paths with Josh again.
July 19, 2012
I received a nice surprise in the mail yesterday—all the way from Stockholm, Sweden. Drop Coffee, based in Stockholm sent a couple bags of their latest offerings. One of which was an El Salvador from Finca Malacara. This is an extremely unique coffee based on my limited experience. I tried it in an aeropress, and it came out with an interesting mix of sweet acidity and nuttiness that reminded me of Kuma’s Tano Batak. The coffee has an aroma that reminds me a ton of rum extract.
I really enjoyed my coffee this morning, and I want to say thank you to the guys and gals at Drop for making my day. I’ve only had coffee from two roasters in Sweden—Koppi and Drop—but I’ve been extremely impressed with that they’re doing. Can’t wait to make having their coffee on hand a more regular thing next year—hopefully its easy to have coffees shipped throughout Europe.
March 20, 2012
Andrew from 40 Weight Coffee was kind enough to send me a couple bags of some coffees he’d been working on – I started off with the Cup of Excellence lot from El Salvador: El Salvador Andalucia – Sociedad Lima Y Hermanos; Apaneca – Llamatepac.
Quite a mouthful to say and type, but I was really impressed with this coffee. I started it off in a V60 and as it cooled, I really started to notice some of the diverse notes of this coffee. Can’t wait to give it a go in the chemex.
Another thing that I noticed today while doodling, is that I’m noticing a lot of similarities between some of my doodles and those in the Where’s Waldo books.