Budhas Kafferosteri – Sumatra Mandailing Semi Washed

This will be the sixth time Budhas Kafferosteri enters kaffenytt, who is one of my favorite coffee roasters. This little package was sent to me from him himself,  I don’t know if this was by pure luck or if Budha actually knew it himself but I received this bag of lovely coffee on my birthday a couple of months ago. Anyways a great way to celebrate.

This review has been on hold for a while, and the same goes for coffee from Budhas Kafferosteri, it’s been a while since I wrote a review of their coffee (click Budhas Kafferosteri to see all previous and later posts). On the back of the bag of Budhas Kafferosteri, it’s as usual:

“We are an artisan coffee roastery in the north of Sweden Lapland. We roast our coffee with passion in small batches, using a traditional drumroast”

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Indonesia
Region: Sumatra
Process: Washed
Altitude: –

Pour Over:

17 g coffee (grind setting 24C at Baratza Sette 270, coarse)
225 g filtered water
40 g blooming 45 seconds
91 degrees Celsius

1) 40g blooming for 45 seconds, stir with a bamboo stirrer to get all of the coffee wet.
2) 115 g of water in a circular flow (this including 40 g of water blooming). This including 45 seconds of blooming should be on in 1 minute and 45 seconds
3) 110 g of water in a circular route that ends with a flow (approx. 10-15 g) on edge. The total brewing time of 2 minutes and 15 seconds.

Espro Travel Press:

19g coffee (grind setting 26B at Baratza Sette 270)
284g of filtered water
94 degrees Celsius

1) After pouring both the coffee and the water, stir the coffee 10 times. I suggest you use a bamboo stirrer. Avoid sharp objects.
2) Screw the press and let steep for 4 minutes
3) Press slowly, if the press gets stuck, just lift the press and try again. It is normal.
4) Serve or seal the lid.

Review: An incredibly good Sumatra coffee, very smoky tea flavor. The coffee is very kind to you and you can drink it day after day. The fact that the coffee is washed does not give that typical washed flavor, that’s the great benefit of semi-washed (semi washed). It still has those “natural” tones, but only a little. Semi-Washed is something I would like to replace the washed process within the future as it provides a more and more exciting coffee experience.

So how is the acidity in the coffee then? It’s definitely present and actually very comfortable, personally, I love high acidity but this coffee has a nice acidity. But how does the coffee stand against other coffee from Budhas Kafferosteri, it’s definitely very good. But it never hits close to my favorite from Elida Estate (click here to read the review).

If you have an Espro and a Pour-Over … What should you choose to brew with? As I wrote above, you get a more balanced cup with the Espro, you also get a great result every time as it’s impossible to make mistakes. Do you want your cup to show a bit of aromatics, brew with a Hario V60 etc. It becomes more spicy, aromatic and nicer on its own. This time I couldn’t decide, my advice is that you should follow your gut feeling or what you really want to use. I’ll finish this review by asking you  to try for yourself, if you want it lighter and fresher go for the V60 and if you want a more spicy cup go with the Espro. and as usual a big thank you to Budhas Kafferosteri, much love <3

To compare them both, pour over is a little more like Coca-Cola (clean and sweet) and Espro is like the Swedish Christmas drink “Julmust”.

Rating: 7.0/10

The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.

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