KaffeBox August 19 Box – Lippe – Foge

Part 2 for KaffeBox August 19 Box, in this post I’ll only write about Foge a coffee from Ethiopia roasted by Lippe. In the preview post of KaffeBox August 19 Box, you’ve been able to read about the coffee and also what I expect from the coffee. In this part, I’ll share my recipe for an awesome pour-over as usual.

At my cupping of Lippe – Foge,

I tried it without any info of what the roastery had in their description of the coffee. This is something I always do, I just want to clear that out, and later on, I try to feel the notes they do describe.

This was really acidic, almost to the level that the coffee itself makes the water you drink afterward sweet tasting. It was good, I’ve tried it with tonic as a cold brew and that was really interesting. The bitterness from the tonic helped the acidity reach a more balanced drink. I got notes from citrus, cranberry & rosehip. Let’s review what they wrote as their description:

“Lemon sorbet & bergamot
Juicy & extremely clean.”

I would also like to know how good this coffee would be with “fika”. I tried it with dark chocolate with sea salt. I understand that this can be a weird thing to try out, as almost all coffees are well matched with chocolate. But there are those who really don’t, and that may mean they are only enjoyed on their own. For example: Do you like green tea with dark chocolate I don’t. I would not recommend this with chocolate or something else, just enjoy it on its own.


When I do a cupping I do the following:

1) Grind 11 g coffee in a medium-coarse grind, I’ll remember the coffee’s fragrances now when it is dry to compare with the let grounds later.
2) Pour 180 g of water at a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius.
3) Let it sit for 4 minutes.
4) Stir 3 times and try to find as many scents.
5) Remove all foam that’s formed on the top.
6) Wait for 6 minutes so the coffee cools down and to let the coffee grounds fall down to the bottom, then I’ll take my first slurp with a deep spoon. The idea is that you will spray the coffee inside your mouth. That way you will be able to easily recognize the tones contained in the coffee.
7) Wait for 6 minutes and do the same procedure, the reason behind step 7 is that it’s the most optimal time for tasting coffee. If the coffee is still good after 12-15 minutes, then it is a high-quality coffee!


Cupping notes:

Citrus, cranberry & rosehip.

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Ethiopia
Variety: Heirloom 74112 & 1377
Producer: Kanteki family
Region: Yirgacheffe
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 800 masl.

Pour Over:

20g coffee coarse grind
300g of filtered water
70g bloom 45 seconds
93 degrees Celsius

1) Pour 70g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 50g of water.
3) 1 minute and 30 seconds in,  begin your third pour of 70g of water.
4) 2 minutes and 15 seconds in,  begin your fourth pour of 60g of water.
5) 3 minutes in,  begin your fifth pour of 50g of water.
6) Stop the dripper at 3 minutes and 30 seconds


*Always rinse the paper filter with filtered hot water, don’t forget to wash the coffee server with clean water afterward, because the taste of the paper might linger.


Review: In the preview post of KaffeBox August 19 Box, I wrote that my expectation was the following:

“I believe that this coffee will have a very crisp taste to it, the cupping notes has many sweet and acidic notes that might give you that extra kick. This sounds like a coffee that could be brewed awesome if brewed correctly. I’ll try my best to get the recipe on point!”

It’s about what I expected to be honest. It had that crisp taste to it, it’s almost to sharp to my liking. However, it’s a very nice acidic coffee, almost favored as cold brewed with tonic, ice, and sweet orange slices. If you like acidic cups notes this should be like drinking heavenly brewed coffee. If you haven’t tried Lippe before I really recommend you to try it, the same goes for KaffeBox, you should try their subscription if you need help to choose the two bags or more a month.

The chocolate I ate was dark chocolate with sea salt.

Rating: 6.0/10

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

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