Kaffebox – December 17 Box Preview

This is the first post about KaffeBox, just like The Coffeevine, this is a subscription service. The difference is that KaffeBox only sends away coffee from Scandinavian coffee roasters, except for one month a year. The exception also happens to be this month. This year’s “Wild Card” is from the German coffee roastery The Barn. It is important to note that the non-Scandinavian coffee roasters that are included as Wild Cards should have the same light roast profile as we do have in Scandinavia.

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

The Barn, Berlin, Germany.

1) Nguguini AB
Personal cupping and recipe will be published  

Origin: Kenya
Variety:  Arabica SL 28 SL 34
Farm: Kibirigwi FCS
Region: Kirinyaga
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1635 meters above sea level.

Cupping notes:
Blueberry, bergamot & rich.

Expectation: This sounds like an amazing coffee, I find that the flavors mentioned at the coffee roasters cupping reminds me of an old favorite of mine. Hopefully, they are very close in taste, this feels like a winner for me already!

2) El Mirador
Personal cupping and recipe will be published  

Origin: Guatemala
Variety: Caturra, Catuai & Bourbon.
Farm: José Lopez
Region: Huehuetenango
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1550-1720 meters above sea level.

Cupping notes:
Pear, stone fruit & smooth.

Expectation: This is the second coffee from Guatemala. Last time there was a very nice and soft feeling of tea.  It’s from the same region and has some exciting notes from the cupping.


Review: First of all, I have to emphasize how well KaffeBox packs their product, you are welcomed by a precious forest animal and a little information leaflet describing every coffee bag. It’s the same information that I always provide.

It will be really funny to try KaffeBox for the first time, the first thought that struck me was that it’s a bit sad not starting with a Scandinavian coffee. But then I realized that it must a special coffee that got picked to be this year’s Wild Card, in other words, it cannot be a better month to start!

If you want to buy your very own KaffeBox and go through my recipes and reflections, be sure to order it so you can be ready for next month’s KaffeBox. Click here to order from their website.

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