Sometimes I try to find different roasteries or services. So there are different subscriptions and one of them is Kafferosteriet Koppar. I bought their one-off bag instead of a subscription and I chose Uganda Bukonzo. I chose it because of the taste notes written on the bag: Chocolate, hazelnut & blackberries. Mostly because the coffee usually is not to complex with these notes, which gives you a feeling of how the roaster work.
Usually, I try the coffee without any info on what the roastery had in their description of the coffee. As I wrote above, I actually read what their description was to help choose which one I should buy.
However, it actually tasted like bitter almond, cacao, and peat. I hoped for a bit sweeter coffee. Let’s review what they wrote as their description:
“Chocolate, hazelnut & blackberries”
First I’ll cup the coffee which means that I’ll try to find different flavors in the coffee. Just to give you as a reader a hint of understanding of what I go through. I’ll also write how to do a cupping. You can read that below:
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!
Bitter almond, cacao, and peat.
Information on the coffee:
Variety: SL14, SL28
Producer: Samuel Zavala
Region: Rwenzori Mountains
Altitude: 1 300 – 1 600 masl.
The coffee is unfortunately not good enough for me, the price is quite good and maybe I should’ve known better. The coffee costs 9 euro per bag with shipping included, which is kinda low. It’s like the coffee beans you can buy from the grocery store.
I would not recommend you to try this since it’s kinda pricey for its quality. However, it’s a very nice thought. That you get the bag in your mailbox without any additional packaging.
The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.