Kaffebox – April 18 Box Preview: The Coffee Collective

Now it’s finally time for the next KaffeBox, the reason why it’s taken such a long time is that of Postnord (Swedish postal service) requires a declaration cost from the recipient and an added 21 days of delivery time. Just because Norway (KaffeBox is Norwegian) hasn’t joined the EU. I have to add that it’s very strange Sweden has no exception to our neighbors.

This will be the seventh time for KaffeBoxyou can read the most previous post here. This month we will go back in time because Postnord kept the coffee for a month and I got it later (now). The greatest of thanks to KaffeBox who sent it back after getting it back home to Norway. So much love to you!!

The coffee comes from the Danish Copenhagen roastery, The Coffee Collective. This week we will review one coffee from Bolivia and one from Ethiopia.


As usual, I start with an informative text about the coffee:

The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1) Bolivia Finca Buena Vista
Personal cupping and recipe 

Origin: Bolivia
Variety:  Caturra, Typica, Catuai
Farm: The Rodrigues family
Region: Bolinda
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 500 – 1 700 meters above sea level.

Cupping notes:
Delicate acidity, flavor notes of cocoa, caramel, nougat & pistachios.

Expectation: A nice coffee whose description gives me an expectation of stable coffee with simple tones. I think it has a very good balance. Coffee from Bolivia has gone a little bit under my radar, it’s not the kind of tones I’m looking for in a coffee, but I’ve never been disappointed either. It will be interesting to taste The Coffee Collective’s Bolivian.

2) Ethiopia Akmel Nuri
Personal cupping and recipe

Origin: Ethiopia
Variety: Heirloom
Farm: Akmel Nuri
Region: Limu Kosa, Jimma
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1 650 – 2 050 meters above sea level.

Cupping notes:
Full bodied, great sweetness, notes of plums, raisins & milk chocolate.

Expectation: Not really a typical coffee from Ethiopia, they are usually more berry in the description. This is similar to me a mixture of Colombian and Nicaraguan coffee.


Conclusion: To review a coffee from The Coffee Collective is always a pure joy, it’s not the first time and guaranteed not the last one. They always have a close and lovely relation to the farm, amazing quality on the roasting as well as the unroasted beans.

As usual, I always wish to give a respectful greeting to KaffeBox, which allows us to get together with coffee from all over Scandinavia so that we can see how we roast differently and at the same time give us the best coffee from there. As a Swede, I hope we support our wonderful neighbors and continue to subscribe.

The packaging is stylish and very simple, typically Nordic design, nothing crazy but slim and nice. It’s going to be great to taste these coffees!


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