Lidingö Rosteri – Tanzania Lunji Estate

The first post with coffee from Tanzania and the second coffee I review from Lidingö Rosteri. Tanzania Lunji Estate is a complicated coffee that requires an advanced recipe for pour over, it can almost be called inexcusable. If you’re brewing with an Espro Travel Press, It’s simply amazing with my default recipe!

Information and recipes for coffee:

Origin: Tanzania
Variety: Arabica – SL 28 SL 34
Farm: Lunji Estate
Region: Mbeya
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1500 – 1700 meters above sea level.

Pour Over:

17g coffee (grind setting 26B on Baratza Sette 270, coarse)
225g of filtered water
40g bloom 70 seconds
91 degrees Celsius

1) 40g bloom for 70 seconds, stir with a bamboo stirrer to get all coffee moistened.
2) 100g water in a circular flow (this includes 40g water blooming). This including 70 second blooming, your timing should be on 1 minute and 55 seconds.
3) 125g of water in a circular flow with a finish (about 10-15g) on the edge. A total brewing time of 2 minute and 20-25 seconds.

Espro Travel Press:

19g coffee (grind setting on 26B 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: Lidingö Rosteri is a very good coffee for its cost, they belong to the “most inexpensive specialty coffee” cut I like. They also always make exemplary coffee for Espro or regular french press. Speaking of french press, I will go through my classic recipe for it in the future.

Tanzania Lunji Estate is bitter, sweet and has notes of orange peel. In the bitterness, I find some grape and even the white of an orange peel. In sweetness, I could feel persimmon almost immediately in the first second! With some tips and adjustments, the pour over recipe for the Hario V60 was amazing and insanely good. At a blooming of 70 seconds, you get a completely different taste profile. On the other hand, Tanzania Lunji Estate is always good with an Espro press, no adjustment is required and it’s incredibly forgivable to brew with an Espro.

As usual, it is a battle between the Hario V60 and the Espro Travel Press. In this case, nobody wins! Both are good and different. If it’s difficult to brew it according to the pour over recipe, Espro is preferable. A great coffee from Lidingö Rosteri, which I gladly recommend!

Rating: 7.0/10

The grade is only for taste, experience, and quality and is not based on price.

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