Caf'e Est Sidamo Twakok logo 2

Beans: Sidamo Twakok, Heirloom, Sidamo, Ethiopia.Shop: Caf’e Est, Yonghe District, Taipei, Taiwan. Caf’e Est – Sidamo Twakok: Background information. Only once before have I reviewed a coffee from Caf’e Est and I remember the coffee vividly because it was so incredibly good. Expecting the same level of goodness with thisRead More →

Rufous Kagwanja AA Logo

Beans: Kenya Kagwanja AA, SL28/SL34, Washed, Kiambu, Kenya. Shop: Rufous Coffee, Taipei, Taiwan Rufous Coffee – Kenya Kagwanja AA: Background information. Rufous Coffee is one of the most famous coffee shops in Taipei. Owner Xiao Yang roasts the coffee himself and takes pride in the coffee that he serves. EarlierRead More →

Nido Blend Logo

Beans: Nido Blend (Yirgacheffe, Colombia, Brazil). Shop: Nido, Yamada Coffee, Taipei, Taiwan. Since the recipe of the Nido Blend is a secret, the background info on this review will be a little different. The blend is only for sale in the Nido coffee shop but do not let that holdRead More →

Cafe Est - Ethiopia Guji coffee

This review is about the Ethiopia Guji from Cafe Est in Taipei. After reviewing their house blend earlier this year, it is now time to see how crafty owner Ricky Liu is with a Ethiopian filter coffee from the Bilooni washing station. Bean: Ethiopia Heirloom Grade 1, Natural process, Bilooni,Read More →

Cafe Est House Blend Package

Bean: Yirgacheffe Beloya G1, Costa Rica Sonora Villa Sarchi, Colombia ‘Best of Cauca Caldono’ Lot 020. Shop: Cafe Est, Taipei, Taiwan. Cafe Est – House blend: Background information. In today’s review I will tell you about the Cafe Est house blend. Cafe Est is a cafe located in Taipei thatRead More →

nido interior 2

The city of Taipei is a bustling place full of people, cars and neon-signs. Amidst that storm of stimulus rests a beacon of tranquillity and peace; a coffee shop called Nido. It’s late in the afternoon when I take the MRT metro to the City Hall station of Taipei. TheRead More →

Rufous Espresso Blend 1

Beans: Rufous Espresso Blend Shop: Rufous Coffee Roasters, Taipei A while ago I wrote a blog about Taipei. I wrote about my efforts to meet up with the barista world champion Berg Wu. During that trip I also went to Rufous Coffee Roasters and I bought Xiao Yang’s acclaimed EspressoRead More →

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 →