KaffeBox September 19 Box – Muttley & Jack’s – Kibingo

Part 2 for KaffeBox September 19 Box, in this post I’ll only write about Nyakizu a coffee from Rwanda roasted by Muttley & Jack’s. In the preview 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 per usual.

At my cupping of Muttley & Jack’s – Kibingo,

I tried it without any info on 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.

If you compare it to the first coffee of this KaffeBox you’ll notice that this has a much acidic and sweet taste to it. The acidic notes weren’t very strong but it’s more present than the previous coffee. Let’s review what they wrote as their description:

“Lime, Black tea & Brown sugar.”

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. As the previous coffee, this was more enjoyable 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:

Sweet lemon with hints of berries.

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Burundi
Variety: Bourbon
Producer: Kibingo Washing Station, Greenco
Region: Kinga, Kayanza
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 900 masl.

Pour Over:

20g coffee coarse grind
300g of filtered water
30g bloom 45 seconds
92 degrees Celsius

1) Pour 30g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 90g 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.


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

“If you compare this to the first coffee, this gives you more of a jammy feel. If you’ve tried coffee from Guji, Ethiopia, you’ll know what I mean. I look forward to trying this!”

It’s almost what I had in mind. It had some jammy notes, but it was a bit more floral than I thought. It had some lemony flavors, it wasn’t like fresh lemon, it was more of grilled lemon. You know when the sugars of the lemon get a bit burnt and gives a different flavor to the lemon.

It was a very enjoyable experience to try Muttley & Jack’s coffee. I like that they had coffee from other countries than Ethiopia, Colombia or Kenya. However, it’s still kinda disappointing that it’s always washed-process coffee. But it was nice, and I enjoyed every sip of it!

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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