Friday, February 27, 2015

BAC Poster and Competitors

Here the 27 competitors at BAC 5 :

Jurgen Desmet (independent)
Paul Chambers (independent)
Isabelle Verschraegen (Independent -Vice champ in 2014)
Joke Deconinck (Caffenation)
Emiel Rymenans (Caffenation)
Yara Hidskens (Caffenation)
Charlene De Buysere (Or - BAC champ 2011)
Jeff Verellen (Caffenation - defending champ)
Sofie Nys (32 cup - Bronze in 2014)
Tom Kuyken (Labath)
Yf Feller (Labath)
Brett Broothaers (Labath)
Elke Vandeper (independent)
Mango (Cuperus)
Valentine Wanders (De Superette)
Chloe Kremer (Verocaffé)
Kris Van Guyse (Noir)
Tim Willems (Kofica)
Tim Jensen (Viggo's)
Jens Crabbé (Mok)
Michel Stegen (Mok)
Laurent Lefevre (CDS)
Danny Calders (Kofica)
Vincent Bruyninckx (independent - BAC champ 2012)
Roeland Ruypens (independent)
Loic Installé (independent)
Francois Lafontaine (Café du sablon)

Judges :
Kim Staelman (SCAE)
Jonatan Scheeper (Head First Roasters)
Boaz Bosboom (Trabocca)

Sponsors :
32 Cup

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mr LGB Winter2

Same type of melange as the last time. We’re in the coldest months of the year and waiting for new crop coffees to arrive. 
And as always Colombia with early arrivals! This Finca Las Mercedes is a real fat bodied cup with smooth mouthfeel and nice spices.
See it as an improved Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon.
The Korate is a Sidamo and again a Grade 1 picking. Less defects means cleaner cups and that’s what you may expect. So overall more of the same as Winter 1, but less acidity and a bit more body. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Coffee Reviews

There are dozens of places where they review coffees, but the worlds best known is

Except for a rare exception we talk of course about Single Origin Coffees.

They review a lot of coffees, but only US roasted stuff.
I also think their scores are a tad too high to be true, but it gives already an idea about the beans.

And countries.

If you look at their Top 30 of last year we notice Ethiopia and Kenya with 7 entries each. Duh! Just what we expect, and for European roasters who get their hands easier and faster on those African 'gems' we would percentage wise probably see even more of them.
Panama, Nicaragua and Colombia scored well last year, and this could be right. We noticed great crops in these country's, while Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and others had not their best year.

Nice to see one Brazil in there, Fazenda Rainha, exactly the one Brazilian Fazenda we liked most this year. Their Pulped Naturals are rated very highly by us, although this one was a natural!!

Here a link to our fav coffees of last year.