This Week’s Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Burundi Kinyangurube Gakana

This is the second time I featured this coffee and it will also be the last. I roasted up what was left of the Gakana for this week.

There is more coffee from Kalico of Burundi but it will not be the Gakana. Get the Gakana while it is here!

The Kahawa Link Company (Kalico) was started in March 2012 by Burundi entrepreneurs Angèle Ciza and Consolata Ndayishimiye with the purchase of seven Wet Mill Stations in the NE part of Burundi.

Kinyangurube is one of these wet mill stations and Gakana is the origin of this particular coffee processed at that mill.

The Gakana is a well flavoured coffee with floral, caramel and spicy notes.

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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Yemen Mocha Mattari

One of two coffees from Yemen carried by Art Brûlant. A classic “Mocha” from one of the oldest coffee growing regions in the world the Yemen Mocha Mattari.

Try combining this “Mocha” with the Bali Paradise Valley for a good approximation of the the “Mocha-Java”.

For more on this great coffee I have reviewed it here and here.

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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: The “Vieux Arbres” a Peruvian Antiguo

My French Press is almost ready. Anticipation!

The ‘Vieux Arbres’, a Peruvian Antiguo from the provence of Chanchamayo.

I have more from that here.

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This Week’s Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: The Shangri La Estate, Tanzanian AB

From Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, the ‘Shangri La’ is a real treat! As a regular coffee or as a single origin espresso. It may not have the breadth of flavours found in the regular Espresso Blend we offer here, but it comes in with an almost gentle sweetness that finishes with a surprising hint of pepper.

Use our regular Espresso Blend #12 for those exquisite Cappuccinos and Lattés, this one wants to be black and straight up!

If you want to find out more about the Tanzanian Shangri La Estate coffee, I have reviewed it here and here.

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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Cuba Altura Lavado

This week’s feature is the Cuban Altura Lavado.

This will be the last of this coffee until I can order more of the green. I hope our Cuban coffee aficionados are paying attention! Get it while it is here.

You can find out more about the Cuban Altura Lavado here.

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Stretching the Legs: Chasing Summer!

Although I haven’t posted much on this theme over the past while I cannot say that the bike has gathered much dust. More like added mud.

A number of the times over the past few weeks I have thought of writing this post and just ‘didn’t get to it’. Instead I have been ‘chasing summer’. Exploring new trails and routes. Watching birds and flowers appear. Waiting for fruit to develope. Pursuing and being pursued by summer storms.

Trying to do what one does in summer. And there is still so much to do!

 

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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Yemen Mocha Ismaili

Sipping one of Yemen’s treasures. The Mocha Ismaili is one of Yemen’s highest grown coffees. I have more on this coffee here.

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