Bean Portal – Cocóra

This is the first time I try a subscription service of coffee from a Swedish company. This company is called Bean Portal and a have a very nice and neat design. This coffee is roasted by a Spanish roaster called Cocóra. This following week and the week after we’ll enjoy reviewing three different coffees. First from Kenya followed by Rwanda and Ethiopia.

As usual, I’ll start with an informative text about the coffees:

Cocóra, Malaga, Spain.

1) Gakuyu – Ini AB
Personal cupping and recipe will be published 2020-03-05

Origin: Kenya
Variety: SL28 & SL34
Producer: Smallholder Farms
Region: Kirinyaga
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 600 – 1 700 masl.

Cupping notes from the coffee roastery:
Raspberry & Apricot Jam

I’ll expect a typical Kenyan from this one. I don’t think I’ll use a press or something other than a pour-over.  I don’t have so many other questions in mind, I’ll just keep an open mind.

2) Dukunde Kawa
Personal cupping and recipe will be published 2020-03-09

Origin: Rwanda
Variety: Bourbon
Producer: –
Region: –
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 700 – 2 000 masl.

Cupping notes from the coffee roastery:
Red Fruits & Pear

Coffee from Rwanda isn’t my favorite, but I think that this might be something. I’ve tried some roasteries from Spain.


3) Duromina
Personal cupping and recipe will be published 2020-03-12

Origin: Ethiopia
Variety: Heirloom
Region: Jimma
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 900 – 2 000 masl.

Cupping notes from the coffee roastery:
Magnolia & Nectarine

I’ve never tried the taste of Magnolia, I do know of a green tea including magnolia, so it might have notes of green tea. It might have some juicy themes since they’re writing nectarine. I actually think this could be something.

Conclusion: I’m sure about which one will be the best or at least the two who fights for the top spot, and that’s between the Kenyan and Ethiopian coffee.

As I’ve written before, it’s my first time trying both Bean Portal and Cocóra so it will be quite interesting to see how both play out. My first impression of Bean Portal is that they have a good website, nice and clean packaging and professionalism all over. I’m happy to see people from Sweden having a subscription box as well.

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