KaffeBox January 19 Box – Da Matteo – Uraga

Part 2 for KaffeBox January 19 Box, in this post I’ll only write about the Ethiopian coffee Uraga from the coffee roastery Da MatteoIn last Sundays post, 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 and Espro travel press as usual.

At my cupping of Da Matteo – Uraga Ethiopia,

I was looking to find the notes described at the bag “Sweet and elegant with notes of nectarine and jasmine”.

I could easily find sweet notes of nectarine. When I cup the coffee I have to say that I always do it as a blind test, but after my “blind test” I try to find the notes described a fourth time. It’s a typical Guji coffee with very juicy flavors.

As I wrote in the earlier post.

This is actually the second time I’ll review Da Matteo (the first review can be rea here). The first time was January the 5th in 2018. At that time the bag was black instead of this off white color. That coffee was really good and I gave that coffee a rating of 7.5/10. Let us hope for a winner in one of these two.

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.  This works a lot better than the last time.

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:

Juicy nectarine and sweet jam.

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Ethiopia
Variety: Heirloom
Producer: Uraga
Region: Guji
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 850 – 1 950 masl.

Pour Over: 4:6 method, by Tetsu Kasuya

20 g coffee (grind setting 26B at Baratza Sette 270, medium)
300 g filtered water
60 g blooming 45 seconds
90 degrees Celsius

1) Pour 60g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 60g of water.
3) 1 minute and 30 seconds in,  begin your third pour of 60g 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 60g 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.

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: In Sundaýs post, I wrote that my expectation was the following:

“I actually wrote this last time: (I’m refering to last KaffeBox)

“As usual, there is an Ethiopian on my desk waiting to get reviewed. After reading the notes taken down by the roastery, I expect a very solid Ethiopian coffee. This will not travel to the furthest way on the spectrum at all. But that’s okay and sometimes even great. I’m looking forward to trying this out.”

It’s kind of a similar expectation, Guji is very solid but it has more berries in it than Yirgacheffe. I’m waiting to brew a very juicy and sweet cup!”

As I expected it’s a good and solid coffee. It’s very juicy and nice to your palate. It’s a great for everyday use, and I’ve been taking it to work everyday this week.

If you have an Espro and a Pour-Over… What should you choose to brew with? Do you want a more balanced cup, go with the Espro, you also get a great result every time as it’s impossible to make mistakes.I prefer to brew with the pour over, because of the sweet jam notes. The Espro removes that feature and makes it more balanced. Good!

The chocolate I ate was dark chocolate with sea salt.

Rating: 6.5/10

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

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