Monday, September 1, 2014

Roast ED : New Bags, New Talk



ROAST ED ESPRESSO BLEND

Full city Roast - Strong - Nutty - Medium to Low Acidity

"Espresso blend with a lot of Character". What does this mean?
This coffee is a crowd pleaser. With mixed washed and unwashed (natural processed) beans, this coffee is more easy going and less acidic then most of our other coffees.
The roasting is a tad darker, but still light enough to keep all flavors trapped inside the bean.
The ingredients (mostly 4 different beans) change over time, although the general taste of the blend will stay stable. Our favorite origins for this blend are Ethiopia, Colombia and Brazil.

It fits very well for small or large espresso's and the Bialetti/Mokka Pot.

Our average buying price - green/unroasted coffee - for the ED is €4,7 a kilo.

We have special prices for professionals in Belgium or abroad. Mail us for conditions.

Friday, August 29, 2014

LGB Summer1 testing lab, by Big G

Blackjack (on Hydra Synesso)

Extraction Yield18.9 %
TDS8.0 %
Dose Weight16.1 g
Brew Water Weight54.4 g
Beverage Weight38.1 g
Measured EXT
Measured TDS
Measured BEV
Score8
Liquid Retained Ratio1.20
Moisture0.0 %
CO20.0 %

Shot Details
Temperature92.3 °C
Pressure9.0 Bars
Time30 secs
Pre-InfusionON
Roaster NameCaffenation
Roast StyleMedium - Dark
Farm/FarmerBlend
GrinderAnfim Supercaimano
Grind SettingFine
Roast Date20 aug. 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Iced Coffee is the new Gold


I've been posting a lot on iced coffee brewing the last couple of years. And when I look into the coffee market's future, i guess this is just the beginning of a new coffee era, with Iced Coffee as the corner stone of business.

We've been starting to sell Cold Brew iced coffee last year. We knew how it worked, but it was just the first summer we had it on the menu. Of course we always had our frappaccino's and iced americano's, but black and pure and iced was something new.

This year we changed the recipe and started to bottle it. We don't do Cold Brew anymore, but prefer to brew on ice. This way we have a 'less-flat' taste.

The succes of all iced coffee, with or without milk is unstoppable. This very long but interesting article on The Atlanctic website is a must read.

We are bit by bit convinced this 'iced coffee movement' could be major for us as well and we are in full prep to elarge our quantity's and distribution platform for 2015.
There's even a possibility we are going to serve all our iced coffees with the same base. This means a Iced Mochaccino (frappé) will be prepped with the brewed iced black as well.

Also the Soft Drink menu will be reviewed and tuned with iced black inspired drinks.

Yes, it feels like this episode is solid enough to get us going for while.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mr LGB Summer of 14


Mr LGB Summer of 14

1/3 Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Gr1
1/3 Costa Rica Tarrazu Monte Canet Estate
1/3 Kenya Kirinyaga Zahabu Peaberry
Mr LGB Summer is our Summer Espresso Blend for those who are looking for something clean, fruity or excellent with milk.
The first part is, again, a Yirgacheffe. This Kochere is picked southwest of the town of Yirga Cheffe and near a little village of Ch'elelek'tu in the Gedeo zone.
The plantation is situated around 2000 masl!
It's from various Heirloom Varientals.
Our volume on Kochere is relatively low, so possibly we will have another Ethiopian bean taking over by the end of August.

The second component is a yearly classic. And we're so fond of it that we bought the full European lot this year.
The coffee comes out of Costa Ricas' most famous region Tarrazu, more precisely San Marcos. The man running the farm is called Mario Solis.
This bean grows at an 1650 meter altitude and the variety is a mix of Caturra, Catuai and Geisha(!).
This coffee is a real espresso championship coffee; very well balanced, powerful, nice body and super clean.
Last washed bean is one from Kenya. First 2 beans are relatively low in acidity and therefor we needed something with more fruitiness and acidity to help cut through the milk.
We chose this Peaberry coffee from Cooperative Societies, Nyeri - Kirinyaga.
A very well balanced bean (SL 28/34) that makes the blend also suitable for filter brewing.

Don't hesitate to tell us what you think about this unique Seasonal Specialty Coffee Blend.