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Coffee at Taresso

November 14, 2019

Two coffees at Taresso in Kolonaki.

After an OK but not great coffee at Third Place I walked through National Garden through Kolonaki to Taresso.

I took along two guest coffees

  • Colombian from Colombian Coffee Roasters in Oxford
  • espresso blend roasted by Bonanaza for Resident in Berlin

But first, before coffee, ice cold water in cut glass and served from cut glass decanter. This is service, the norm in the best coffee shops in Athens.

Excellent Chemex using coffee from Papua New Guinea roasted by Taresso, followed by cappuccino from Resident. Excellent and I probably did not do justice as did not drink when freshly brewed.

Both coffees brewed by Greek champion barista Kelly.

Both were excellent.

The cappuccino was in another league to that which I had had earlier in the day at Third Place, which only serves to make my point they need to source better quality coffee.

Always new equipment in Taresso. Two small grinders I had not seen before, and a kettle.

My visit to Taressso, Wednesday three weeks ago, the coffee from Resident roasted in April, thus at least six moths old, the bag had previously been opened, and yet superior to the coffee at Third Place.

Note: Coffee left to rest one week after roasting, use within next three weeks to enjoy at optimum. Grind beans, carefully weigh, brew within one minute of grinding.

Cappuccino and pour over guest coffee at Café Amárena

May 21, 2019

Café Amárena located in the centre of Protaras, one of only two coffee shops in Protaras serving specialty coffee, the other Miyu Coffee overlooking Fig Tree Bay.

Very rare examples of quality coffee in Cyprus.

First a cappuccino using Café Amárena house blend.

We then tried a Colombian guest coffee from Cartwheel Coffee using three different pour over methods, Clever Dripper, Chemex and V60.

I have never liked Clever Dripper, it always appears as a cheap nasty copy of V60. But I have to admit, proof of the pudding, does it brew a good coffee? The answer, no. That brewed with the Clever Dripper did not do justice to the Colombian coffee.

It was then the Chemex v V60.

Initially I preferred the V60, but as the coffee cooled, my preference switched to the Chemex.

Many thanks to head barista Antonis Voukkalis.

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