Berg Wu Chasing the champion

When I saw my schedule and it said that I was going to Taipei, I could only think of one thing: “That’s the city where the 2016 Barista champion Berg Wu lives. I have got to meet up with him!” When I arrived in Taipei I already knew that theRead More →

Bean: Jaen Cajamarca, single origin, Bourbon Shop: The Coffee Road Jaen Cajamarca: Background information Once again I have reviewed a bean from The Coffee Road: Jaen Cajamarca. This bean comes from the North-western part of Peru and is grown in the Cajamarca region. If we zoom in a bit closerRead More →

Washed processing

Welcome to the coffee processing page. The cherries on the coffee plants have ripened and are ready to be harvested. After harvesting the cherries, it is time to process the fruits for roasting. This processing is very important because it affects the flavours and tones of the beans after theRead More →

Coffee Attendant Ritual Villa Rica Oxapampa

Beans: Ritual, single origin, Tipica plant. Shop: Tazza Cafe, Lima Peru If you read my blog ‘Dont Look for Love, Look for Coffee‘, you already know about Tazza Cafe and what a great place it is. Now you can read about their Ritual coffee in this review. Ritual: Background informationRead More →

Coffee Attendant: Caturra Amarilla

Beans: Caturra Amarilla, single origin. Shop: The Coffee Road, Lima As you might have noticed I like my Peruvian coffee. The thing is that Peru has several climate zones that make for excellent coffee with a lot of different varieties. Today the coffee that I will review is Caturra Amarilla.Read More →

Tazza Caffe

Tazza Caffe: Don’t look for love, look for coffee. When I got Pietro Del Sante Blok’s first whatsapp in the middle of the night I was a bit confused. Here was a stranger who contacted me to ask me if I would be so kind as to visit his coffeeRead More →

Coffee Attendant Italian Coffee Culture Duomo

Blog: Italian Coffee Culture at war. It always feels special to visit Italy. Be it Rome, Venice or Milan; somehow Italy always knows to captivate me with it’s rich history, beautiful people and the many sub-cultures it upholds. Italian Coffee Culture as a pillar Catenaccio (a soccer tactic), the iconicRead More →

Coffee Attendant Obatā

Beans: Obatā (Maria Lucia) Shop: Sofa Cafe, Rio de Janeiro Last week I was in Rio de Janeiro where I visited two coffeeshops: Bastarda Cafe (amazing) and Sofa Cafe (Specialty shop). I took home a batch of Obatā coffee beans which I’m going to review here. Obatā: Background information TheRead More →

Coffee Attendant Bastarda Cafe Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro: Friendly people in a brutal city. Rio de Janeiro is one of the more iconic city’s in the world. Corcovado (the statue of Jesus Christ), the Copacabana beach and the Sugar Loaf mountain are three things that easily pop into your mind when you think of thisRead More →

Coffee Attendant Cuba Turquino Lavado

Beans: Cuba Turquino Lavado Shop: Smaak Enzo, Heerhugowaard Today’s review is about the single origin Cuban Turquino Lavado which I picked up at the local shop Smaak Enzo in Heerhugowaard. Rest assured; this bean is widelyspread throughout the world and should be available in lots of countries. Cuba Turquino Lavado:Read More →