Beyond the Bag 2015 – Au delà du sac 2105 : Exhibition at – chez Art Brûlant

Beyond the Bag 2015

Coffee Bag Art / Art avec des sacs de café

Au delà du sac 2015

Vernissage le 2 Mai / May 2 2015 – 13h00 – 16h00

Exposition aura lieu du 2-30 Mai, 2015 / Exhibition will run May 2-30, 2015


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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Back to the “Re-take on a Classic – Mocha Java”

It seems that this has some appeal. It’s back!

For a more complete description try this.

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New ‘Coffee Song’

Another ‘Coffee Song’ to add to the list. Black Coffee by Humble Pie from 1973.

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Easter Schedule/Horaires de Pâque

Please note that during the Easter Weekend in April Art Brûlant will be closed from Good Friday (April 3, 2015) to the following Tuesday (April 7, 2015).

Thank you



Se il vous plaît noter que pendant le fin de semaine de Pâques en Avril Art Brûlant seront fermés du Vendredi Saint (3 Avril, 2015) au mardi suivant (7 Avril, 2015).



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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Re-take on a Classic – Mocha Java

One of the oldest coffee blends combining beans from different coffee growing regions in the world is the blend we know as Mocha Java. Mocha Java as a blend is historically made from beans from the country of Yemen using the ancient port of Mocha as their point of departure, and from the island of Java, now part of Indonesia in the asian coffee growing region. In both cases the beans were of the Arabica variety.

Today we can still source beans of the ‘Mocha’ type from Yemen. The beans from Java pose more of a challenge since these days Java’s coffee crop comprises mainly the Robusta variety of coffee.

This weeks Featured Roast is another take on the Mocha Java classic. For the ‘Mocha’ I have used a Yemen Mocha Mattari. The Mocha Mattari brings a dried fruit depth and a long finish to the cup. For the ‘Java’ I have moved away from Java itself and used a combination of two other asian grown coffees. The first is the Indian Monsooned Malabar. The Monsooned Malabar brings added depth, smoothness and a nutty hint to the cup. The other asian coffee is of the Robusta variety, the Indian Kaapi Royale. The Kaapi brings a bit of a wild edge to the flavour with a bit of pepper, not to mention the higher caffeine level of the Robusta coffee bean.

I have been enjoying this as a French press and pour-over, but my preference so far is as an espresso. The intensity is really nice and the robusta helps give a really nice stiff creme.

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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Not quite all African!

This board has been a little quiet recently. The roaster has still been busy and the coffees have been here, but my activity with the blog has been on the slow side……molasses at this time of year and all.

That being said, we still have some of the Galapagos coffee from the El Cafetal plantation on San Cristobal island. In addition we continue to offer the Murago from the region of Muyinga in Burundi. Then something that hasn’t been on the feature list for awhile is the Wild Forest Harvest coffee from the Kaffa region in Ethiopia.

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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: My mistake…. A Sort Of Mistake!

I stand corrected! I must admit to mislabelling the one coffee for the feature. It is actually not a returning favourite but a brand new star!

Like the Gakana this one is sourced from Kalico of the Kahawa Link Co. of Burundi, but  is from Murago in the region of Muyinga in the northern part of the country.

Cupping notes supplied by my supplier from Burundi , was 87+ with the following details:

  • A well balanced coffee
  • Orange
  • Clean
  • Very good acidity
  • Makes a good espresso

Additional information:

  •  Altitude: 1720m
  • Crop: 2014-2015
  • Quality: FW 15+
  • Variety: Bourbon
  • Screen: +15

My own experience concurs with the quality and flavour of the coffee. I might add that it has a rich taste with good body. And yes the espresso I am sipping at the moment is very nice!

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