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Yirgacheffe Ethiopian coffee

August 18, 2020

Opening the box from Coffeelink two bags of coffee from Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe and a wild coffee from Zege Forest.

Aroma incredible.

A visit to Stokes at The Lawn.

As always I let Mike decide.

He chose the Yirgacheffe, as already ground for Aeropress. He noticed which I had not noticed ground for Aeropress. Why? I had specified whole beans. Maybe as complimentary bag with Aeropress to save me grinding. Always grind coffee fresh, and invest in a high quality grinder. A cheap grinder a false economy.

We decided V60.

I learnt during cupping at Taylor St Roasted roastery, no correlation between aroma and taste.

And so it proved to be. After the initial impression of the aroma, the V60 proved to be a disappointment.

Why? Maybe because not ground fresh?

We agreed maybe better as espresso.

Put beans through EK43 to get finer grind for espresso. I tried cappuccino, Mike an espresso.

An improvement over the V60 but still sadly not great.

Next, as ground for Aeropress, I will try Aeropress, Mike recommended push through fast, but first order a Hario digital scale. Using the scoop lacks accuracy and consistency and thus not recommended.

I have also picked up a bottle of spring water from M&S. No, cannot make coffee with tap water. Can try, but the coffee will be dreadful.

A visit to Madame Waffle. Miriam tries as inverted Aeropress.

  • 15g coffee
  • 140g hot water
  • stir
  • infuse for two minutes
  • extract

The coffee was not good. Hints of liquorice and fig.

Tried adding milk. Yuk.

This coffee should be far better. What is wrong? Pre-ground not fresh, grind too fine for Aeropress, poor quality beans, roast profile not good?

The Ethiopian Coffee Company Coffee Roasters

November 22, 2015
coffee beans

coffee beans



Coffee from The Ethiopian Coffee Company coffee stall.

I asked was their beans ground fresh for each cup? Yes, you asked last time. My reason for asking was because I knew the other coffee stall at the South Bank street food market did not, too much trouble, but I could not remember whether true of both. Impressed I asked.

Excellent cappuccino, one of the best but at £2-90 for a tiny cup, expensive.

The beans freshly roasted, then delivered to to the stall, seven to ten days after roasting.

My last visit, beans had an earthy smell, which put me off. This visit a slight aroma, but not very noticeable, not if  compare with Union hand roasted or beans from Pelicano for example. Why I do not know. Maybe because out in the open, not in an enclosed container. I will have to consult my coffee experts.

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