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

Part 1 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 previous 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 – Nyakizu,

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.

This was very fragrant, it gave me the feeling of an Earl Grey Tea. Something surprising was that I never got any kind of acidic notes at all, it was sweet and very easy to drink. A good and solid coffee, however, 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. I enjoyed this on its own, very good to just sip.


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:

Fragrant, bergamot, earl grey tea, sweet.

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Rwanda
Variety: Bourbon
Producer: Niakizu Washing Station
Region: Nyaruguru, Southern Province
Process: Washed
Altitude: 2 100 masl.

Pour Over:

20g coffee coarse grind
300g of filtered water
60g bloom 45 seconds
92 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.


Review: In Sunday’s post, I wrote that my expectation was the following:

“If you read the notes from the coffee roastery you’ll almost immediately think about Earl Grey Tea. The original has bergamot instead of lime, but there are alternatives with lime and that’s what I thought of. I’m gonna brew this light and crisp, it will be sweet yet acidic.”

It’s about what I had in mind, the only difference is that I expected a bit of acidity, but I didn’t find any at the cupping of this coffee. It’s good, not my favorite, but I’ll enjoy these 250 grams for sure. As I wrote in the preview post, this is the first time I’ve tried Muttley & Jack’s. Now when I’ve tried them I got a kind understanding of what they bring to the table. I look forward to trying their second coffee in this KaffeBox.

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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